Calling All Scholars
We are currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 calls for the National Achievers Society. This prestigious honor society is open to students of color who will be in grades 10-12 in the fall of 2013 and have a 3.0 or higher Cumulative GPA. The application deadline is Friday, May 10, 2013. Applications are available at all local High Schools in the Guidance Office or through the link below. For more information, contact Ola Blackmon-McBride (firstname.lastname@example.org; 865-524-5511).
The Project Ready National Achievers recently hosted a Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss. The event, held at the Cansler Y, was a huge success. Children ages 1-8 from across Knoxville enjoyed games, story time, and face painting. Volunteers also gave each child a book and a goody bag. Click here to view the: WBIR newscast.
Civil Rights Award Goes to Phyllis Nichols
At its recent 50th anniversary celebration, the Tennessee Human Rights Commission honored 11 local human rights and civil rights advocates for their work and efforts toward advancing human and civil rights. Among the honorees were Urban League board member Rita Geier, retired Urban League vice president Gloria Garner, and our own President & CEO Phyllis Y. Nichols. Pictured here are Beverly Watts, Executive Director of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, left, and Phyllis Nichols
Spend your Summer doing something significant!
Project Ready: Summer Academy is currently recruiting facilitators for our Summer Institute for rising 7th and 8th graders. Experience in the areas of Math, Reading, Science, Technology and History is needed. Invest your time to make a difference in the life of a young person! Contact Nichole Tillman (865-524-5511 or email@example.com), to learn more.
Project Ready Garners Positive Press. Click here to read more.
Mortgage Assistance. For unemployed or substantially underemployed homeowners who are behind on their mortgage, we help with applications for assistance. Applicants meeting certain criteria may receive up to 18 months of monthly mortgage payments and/or funds to pay past due mortgage payments to bring their mortgage current. For more information, call the Urban League (865-524-5511).
Facing Foreclosure? We Can Help!
If you are at risk of losing your home to foreclosure, don’t delay another day. Contact the Urban League at 865-524-5511. Our trained and certified counselors may be able to help. We offer free foreclosure counseling services to all homeowners who are delinquent in their mortgage obligations.