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Manhood University

Manhood University

What is Manhood University?

In 2016, Mayor Jim Strickland and the City of Memphis Administration decided men in the Greater Memphis Area deserved a program that helps build character, improve communication, and strengthen leadership skills for men. In pursuit of that objective, Manhood University was created, formed and implemented by The Office of Community Affairs and the faith based community partners.  This course is facilitated by participating churches and held at their individual locations.

This is a six-session program and the course topics are:

The expectation of MANHOOD University is to encourage, empower and employ the men in Memphis to reach their highest potential

The next session date: TBD

All classes for the accelerated sessions are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for a period of two weeks.

Class times are 10am – noon and 5 – 7 p.m.

All classes will be held at 555 Beale Street.

Please note: Covid19 safety precautions will govern our class sizes. 

We follow CDC, City of Memphis & Shelby County Health Department Covid Regulations. 

All dates/days are subject to change.

Questions? Call 901-636-6825

Program Testimonials

“I was just promoted last week to Supervisor of Demand Planning. Without Manhood, without you I don’t think I could have gotten out of my way to reinvent myself. You changed my mindset and enabled me to change my life. My success is your success and I just wanted to share that with you. I can’t thank you enough.”

Nehemiah H., Manhood University ( March 2018 Employment Assistance)

“I finally got my license; thank you again for your help…my next step is a car” 

Johnnie M., Manhood University (July 2020 TNDL Assistance ) 

“I would like to thank you for the chance and opportunity. Thanks for believing in me and also the words of advice. I finally can say that I made it and I’m an employer of the city that I was born in. God is God, God is good, God is merciful and God everlasting.”

Desmond A., Manhood University (December 2020 Employment Assistance)