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.
Housing – $47,970
The Housing Program promotes financial capacity and independence for Greater Knoxville Area residents by providing foreclosure counseling, financial literacy instruction and homebuyer education.
Workforce Development – $84,654
The Workforce/Employment Program maintains an annual client base of over 400 individuals at various phases in the training and/or employment process, from the unemployed and/or unskilled workers seeking entry level employment to skilled workers, paraprofessionals and professionals affected by layoffs or seeking to upgrade their employment.
“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