Ms. Phyllis Nichols, Chief Executive Officer
1514 East Fifth Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
Housing Assistance Program
The Knoxville Area Urban League Housing Assistance Program promotes financial capacity and independence for Greater Knoxville Area residents by providing foreclosure and homeless prevention counseling, financial education, and homebuyer education. The housing services we provide positively impacts the financial stability of residents and the entire community by 1) helping individuals maintain housing through foreclosure and homeless prevention counseling; 2) helping first-time homeowners prepare to purchase homes and sustain ownership, and 3) boosting the financial capability of residents so that they are better able to participate in the economy fully and less likely to require public assistance.
Workforce Employment and Assistance
Workforce Employment and Assistance helps low to moderate income individuals and families reach financial stability and move up the economic ladder through the provision of Workforce/Employment soft and hard skills training and coaching support.
Youth and Education
Our Education and Youth programs work to improve educational opportunities for at-risk students to support their academic achievement, encourage civic involvement through service learning and contribute to their cultural and emotional development. We work to ensure all students, regardless of zip code, income, race, or ethnicity, are well-taught and held to the same high standards that align with college and work expectations, and that all students have access to high-quality educational content, resources, and opportunities essential to ensure post-secondary success. These comprehensive services (wrap-around services) build bridges between education and work by providing more pathways for children and their parents to secure a quality education or training that leads to employment and economic security.
“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