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December 2nd is Giving Tuesday


Volunteer Knoxville is encouraging East Tennesseans to participate in Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a national day specifically for giving. According to Volunteer Knoxville it was created as a global day dedicated to giving back. It’s a day when businesses, charities, community centers, and families around the world come together to celebrate generosity and to […]

CodeTN Competition

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United Way has partnered with Great Schools Partnership and Pellissippi State Community College on the inaugural CodeTN competition. High School teams of coders solving a real problem with their software will compete in front of a panel of judges for a chance to win classroom scholarships and help with making their software worldwide! Each team […]

Knoxville selected first for IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge

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United Way of Greater Knoxville’s Caleb Fristoe, center, confers with Mayor Madeline Rogero during their Smarter Cities Stakeholder Council public meeting. Knoxville was selected for an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant which has resulted in a multi-prong effort to help low-income residents weatherize their homes and learn more about energy efficiency to reduce the need for […]



  City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett jointly proclaimed American Education Week, November 18-22, in our community.  Representatives from many agencies receiving education-related grants from United Way of Greater Knoxville joined School Superintendent Jim McIntyre and School Board Chair Lynne Fugate for the presentation. This year United Way of […]

Health Care in East TN

Under the Federal Affordable Care Act, new competitive private health insurance marketplaces—called the Affordable Insurance Exchanges or “Exchanges”—will provide millions of Americans and small businesses with access to affordable health care coverage. In Tennessee, a Federally funded Exchange will help insure more than half a million Tennesseans who do not qualify currently for Medicaid or […]