The Influence1 Foundation is the sponsor and supporter of the City University Schools, a division within the 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Influence1 provides service-communities with resources and benefits relevant to sustaining educational enrichment, community development and economic empowerment. These objectives are aimed to lessen the burden of local, state and federal government as they regard public education, community revitalization and crime/risk reduction in urban communities.


Shelby County Schools (SCS)

Shelby County Schools is the Local Education Agency (LEA) for charter schools in the City of Memphis. SCS is a world class public education system offering a rich array of services, Pre-K-16; there are many internal and external advocates, the products are highly valued; City and County education, governmental, business, and community entities always work together to solve challenges and to advance the common good.


Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE)

A quality education is the fundamental right of every child in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Education provides many services, and it is the department’s responsibility to ensure equal, safe, and quality learning opportunities for all students, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Therefore, the TDOE’s mission is to help teachers teach and children learn.


United States Department of Education (ED)

The United States Department of Education was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.