Community Engagement describes the collaboration between higher education institutions and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of TeachingCommunity Engagement and Outreach
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.
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.
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 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.
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
- Draft a public policy brief for local government
- Raise awareness for mental health resources through Big Orange Care
- Research how to improve UT’s food systems and sustainability efforts
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.