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EcOp was established in 1991 as a Memphis Leadership Foundation program for adult-reentry training.
In 2017, EcOp was revitalized and transitioned to using our Shepherds Work model to provide holistic support to justice-involved adults.

What Makes ECOP Different?

The Shepherds Work Model
“And I will give you Shepherds after my heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
Jeremiah 3:15 (ESV)

Shepherds Work

EcOp is a faith-based ministry that develops community Shepherds. Shepherds are the driving force of Economic Opportunities. Their individualized mentorship with each participant is vital to the success of the program.

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Holistic Approach

Our Shepherds serve worker-participants by being a personal master life coach, workplace mentor, advocate, spiritual guide and adviser, collaborative problem solver, and many other roles. Shepherds make a lasting impact.

A Shepherd's Impact
Community & Employer Partners
Barnhart Crane and Rigging
Northwest Contracting Services
TN Department of Correction
Memphis Leadership Foundation
Slingshot Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies Foundation
Shelby County Office of Reentry
Second Presbyterian Church
Christ Church United Methodist
First Evangelical Church
Advanced Coldforming
Bryce Corporation
Steve’s Tire & Auto
Standard Construction