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Partnerships that make a difference


The Mission Navigating the child support system while looking for a job and establishing a healthy and strong relationship with […]


The Mission Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program (ITRL) and ITRL2 are two grant projects at the University of […]


Ignite Serves engages approximately 500 incoming students each year in community service and leadership development. First-year students make a connection with a variety of local non-profit agencies and the UT community.


LSLC is a living and learning community that allows UT students to put into practice the tenets of servant leadership and theories of social justice that are learned in the classroom while working with local community partners.


By Nichole Stevens Jessica Blanford, Assistant Director with UT’s Center of Leadership and Service, says that while Knoxville has very […]


International field-work provides a platform for faculty and students to engage in cutting-edge research on global challenges integral to our agricultural and food systems, as well as experiential learning opportunities throughout the world that often combine academic activities with hands-on engagement during the summer, mini-term, an entire semester or academic year.


OCEO: What do you like best about the “Tennessee 4-H Health Rocks” program? Crowe: The “4-H Health Rocks!” program is […]


The CDC reports that tobacco abuse rates for Tennessee high school students are significantly above the national average. Substance abuse among adolescents is linked to depression, unintentional injuries, suicide, and homicide. 4-H Rocks! is a UT Extension partnership with local Boards of Education, Boys and Girls Clubs, and the YMCA that has reached over 100,000 young people in Tennessee. Multi-year evaluation demonstrates that the partnership has had a positive impact.


The summer semester Veterinary Externship Program provides sophomore veterinary students and 5th-semester professional students an opportunity to work directly with more than a dozen private veterinary practices in East Tennessee. The program also provides community veterinarians the opportunity to enhance their veterinary knowledge through interaction with the college and students.


The SWORPS Child Care Report Card Program, Star-Quality Child Care Program, and Child Care Resources & Referral Network provide information to parents and improve the quality of child-care in the state. These programs are funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.