9:00 AM - 9:45 AM PDT

YBCA - Theater Terrace

Pre-K Success During COVID—Leveraging Outcomes Financing to Achieve Better Results

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and its many obstacles to early learning, Black and Brown Pre-K students in Memphis and Shelby County, TN are on track and on grade level, achieving strong Pre-K literacy skill levels and rates of Kindergarten readiness. This session will explore how an innovative public-private partnership, outcomes orientation, and local leadership were critical to maintaining a continued focus on student learning and attainment during COVID.

Since 2019, First 8 Memphis and the Community Outcomes Fund at Maycomb Capital have partnered with the City of Memphis, Shelby County, and the Urban Child Institute to deliver universal, needs-based Pre-K to children living in Memphis and Shelby County, alongside wraparound support services.


Andi Phillips

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Maycomb Capital

Kandace Thomas

Executive Director

First 8 Memphis

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