Category: Talent

Build It Green

Build It Green

Job Training and Leadership Program Exists to Empower People and Neighborhoods (photo: Jackson McDowell is a graduate of Build It Green) You can build the neighborhood you want to live in.  Consider the power and opportunity in that statement. Take a minute and consider if you truly believe it – and why your answer matters. Chattanooga...

November 9, 2021November 9, 2021
Transforming High School

Transforming High School

Gateway Scholars Pursue Success after Graduation  Chattanooga is known for dreaming big. Home to the fastest improving public schools in Tennessee, community leaders have set their sights on earning the title of best school district in the state – and being the Smartest Community in the South. To make that happen, it’s vital that students...

February 24, 2021February 24, 2021
Gig City Goes Big

Gig City Goes Big

Chattanooga is closing the digital divide with a precedent-setting commitment to internet connectivity for all. In Chattanooga, we expect that every home will have running water and electricity. An internet connection, however, is a luxury. But when schools and businesses sent students and staff home to shelter in place in March 2020 to limit the...

December 17, 2020December 17, 2020
Southeast Tennessee Works

Southeast Tennessee Works

APPRENTICESHIPS AND UPSKILLING FOR A CHANGING, INCLUSIVE ECONOMY Within the next 10 years America will lose 70 million jobs. That reality keeps Bo Drake up at night. As Vice President for Economic and Workforce Development at Chattanooga State Community College, he knows those jobs will be lost mostly to automation – and that many of...

April 27, 2020April 27, 2020
Toward An Urbanism of the South

Toward An Urbanism of the South

When a community builds a road or a park or a public building, both the integrity of the design and the level of quality express the values and aspirations of the people who live there. This public realm is the way that the community tells the world about itself. In a sense, cities are like...

February 14, 2019March 6, 2020