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Community Engagement and Outreach


Do you know ALICE? ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. It is a comprehensive measurement of financial hardship across Tennessee.

2018 United Way Needs Assessment

This 2018 SWORPS study outlines needs in the greater Knoxville area as they relate to: poverty, employment, housing, physical and mental health, and other issues.

Alliance for Better Nonprofits

The Alliance for Better Nonprofits (ABN) provides East Tennessee nonprofits with support to accomplish their missions and increase their impact, ensuring all East Tennesseans across diverse communities, cultures, and generations can reach their full potential.

The Bottom

Named after the Black neighborhoods and business centers in East Knoxville that were demolished in the 1950s by urban renewal and institutionalized racism, The Bottom now stands as a place to reclaim community.

Leadership Knoxville

Leadership Knoxville connects a diverse network of community leaders, providing enhanced servant leadership skills and knowledge of current issues, to foster meaningful and lasting engagement in East Tennessee.

Knoxville Area Urban League

The Knoxville Area Urban League, a civil rights, economic development and social service organization, came into existence in 1968 at the height of the civil rights movement to promote equal employment opportunities for African-Americans in Knoxville, Tennessee. Today, the organization is a non-profit, non-partisan, interracial community-based organization, serving a diverse client base in Knox, Blount and Anderson counties.

Virtual Engagement Toolkit 

Explore UT Projects Across Tennessee 

Virtual Professional Development Opportunities 

Virtual Imagine Tennessee Opportunities 


Data, Journals and Reports 

Resources for Staff

Faculty and university employees are “considered essential workers who are eligible for state child care subsidies.” Visit this link below for more information on child care assistance.