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Elevating Innovative Civic Engagement, Advancing Equity and Equality.

The APEX Institute Challenges Students to Analyze Civil Rights Issues and Offer Solutions.

The APEX Institute trains and cultivates annually an intercollegiate cohort of undergraduate students to address and examine Memphis’ most pressing civil rights challenges.

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The APEX Institute Challenges Students to Analyze Civil Rights Issues and Offer Solutions.

The APEX Institute trains and cultivates annually an intercollegiate cohort of undergraduate students to address and examine Memphis’ most pressing civil rights challenges.

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The APEX Institute Challenges Students to Analyze Civil Rights Issues and Offer Solutions.

The APEX Institute trains and cultivates annually an intercollegiate cohort of undergraduate students to address and examine Memphis’ most pressing civil rights challenges.

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Fellows Offer Enthusiastic and Scholarly Rigor to Address Current Civil Rights Issues.

During the course of their fellowship, students are charged with focusing on a current topic of obvious and chronic injustice in our community. Using their expertise, Fellows develop solutions to create positive, practical, and innovative change. Students apply for the Civic Fellowship through on-campus coordinators at partner colleges and universities.

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The APEX Institute Founders Desire to Empower Students to Drive Social Change.

Inspired by the civil rights struggles of Memphis’ past but motivated by the reality that too many Memphians still lack the power to alter the fundamental circumstances of their lives, the APEX Institute was cofounded in 2017 by former Memphis City Mayor, Attorney A C Wharton and Anthony Siracusa Ph. D. Engaged Learning Specialist – Collaborative for Community Engagement at Colorado College.