Catholic Charities/University of Tennessee
University-Assisted Community Schools
Janine Al-Aseer, PhD, Director of University-Assisted Community Schools & Clinical Assistant Professor
A228 Jane and David Bailey Education Building
Knoxville, TN 37996
University Assisted Community Schools: Inskip Elementary School
The University Assisted Community Schools (UACS) at Inskip Elementary offers programming that reduces disparities in education and provides enrichment opportunities to underserved students and families residing in Knoxville’s Inskip neighborhood. The program develops not only student academic proficiency and school engagement, but also the wider array of skills and dispositions that make for a happy and well-regulated human-being, including: social skills, emotional intelligence, physical health, aesthetic/cultural sensibilities, and important daily living skills. With coordinated support from professional school educators, families, community organizations, UACS staff, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) students, and UTK faculty, the UACS program at Inskip provides 17.5 hours of weekly programming, which includes academic tutoring, homework support, physical activity, and enrichment activities such as gardening, cooking, music, dance, circus, drama, and visual arts.
“We are a one-stop shop… Come to the school, and we’re going to find it for you – whatever you need.”