Ms. Phyllis Nichols, Chief Executive Officer
1514 East Fifth Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
Co. Starters Youth Entrepreneurship – $5,000
The CO.STARTERS Entrepreneurship Program is a highly interactive experience that allows youths to explore the world of business. Program components includes researching business ideas, business plan development, business ethics, coding, guest speakers and behind the scenes tours. Program sessions are held monthly, during school breaks and an institute held during the summer.
Homeownership and Foreclosure Prevention Counseling – $70,000
The Urban League contributes to the Community Investment Initiatives through our Housing Program that aligns with the focus area of Financial Stability by promoting financial stability and independence through homeownership, foreclosure prevention, and financial coaching and capacity building
Workforce and Employment Assistance – $47,881
The curriculum is designed to help participants obtain employment, build transferrable skills and secure viable careers. Knoxville Area Urban League provides individual and group career counseling, career readiness assessments, vocational rehabilitation assessments, computer instruction, resume development, job search assistance, job referrals and placement, and employer recruitment. Our curriculum emphasizes job readiness principles aimed to prepare participants to interview well, land an employment offer, and succeed on the job.
“Each year we serve over 10,000 individuals and families to become economically self-sufficient and to become productive citizens of Knox County.”
Phyllis Nichols, President and CEO