Mr. Jonathan Scoonover, Interim President
912 S. Gay Street, L210
Knoxville, TN 37902
Community Schools Initiative – $75,000
The programs strategy for organizing the resources of the community to achieve healthy communities, with schools as their center. Community schools aim to maximize student learning, optimize individual and community health and wellbeing, and strengthen families and neighborhoods.
Knox County Community Schools Tutoring Intervention – $67,500
The Knox County Community Schools Tutoring Intervention aims to maximize student learning and academic outcomes at low performing schools. The initiative will provide direct tutoring services to at risk youth. The tutoring intervention is part of the broader Community Schools Initiative led by the Great Schools Partnership, which aims to use public schools as hubs for coordinating community resources to remove barriers to student learning and community success.
“A child who doesn’t have access to food at home, who may not have access to food even in their community, may be showing up to school without the proper nourishment to be able to learn.”