MAALL 2018 Book to Action Project

Donate Books to Project Stand

BOOK TO ACTION

MAALL Book to Action is a service project that brings MAALL together to read a common title and benefit the community in which the Annual Meeting is hosted by providing books to those who need them.

 In 2018, the book we are reading is The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

We will be donating books for Project STAND.  The list was compiled by Carver High School’s Project STAND students, counselors and others working with Project STAND youth.

DONATING BOOKS FOR PROJECT STAND

Order a book online from the Amazon wish list (or search for "MAALL 2018" on Amazon under "Account & Lists" > "Find a List or Registry.")

Please ship book donations to: University of Memphis School of Law Library, One North Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103.  The Law Library will arrange to distribute the books to Project Stand.

PROJECT STAND

Book Donations are for the benefit of students in Project STAND.   Students in STAND are in grades 6-12.  They have been discharged from Juvenile Justice Facilities and are preparing for school reenrollment.  The Project operates in the Library of the G.W. Carver College and Career Academy in Memphis (housed in the former G.W. Carver High School).  G.W. Carver is an alternative education school.   The books will also benefit other students who are receiving alternative education at Carver due to arrest, expulsion or suspension. 

The Shelby County, Tennessee Schools Department of Alternative Schools supports the Juvenile Reentry Education Program titled Project STAND (Student Transition Accelerations and NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificate) Demonstration).

 Project STAND focuses on serving youth enrolled at HOPE Academy, located inside of Juvenile Court and who are transition students with G. W. Carver.  Students participate in an intensive program which includes hands-on career exploration and culminates in an industry-recognized credential, college-and career readiness work experience and placement services.  Project STAND counselors work with students transitioning from HOPE Academy to Carver and Project STAND and with students who are in Project STAND.   Additionally, Project STAND students can take advantage of support services and job training options to build life-long opportunities for employment and reduced recidivism rates of youth in Shelby County.  In the 2017-2018 school year, Project STAND served about 87 students, with only three known instances of recidivism by the end of the school year.

Thank you for benefiting the students with your donations!  The students are very grateful for the donations to their school library.





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