Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition

Conexión Américas, the organization leading the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition, offers funding opportunities to promote educational equity and excellence in Tennessee. These grants are designed to advance the capacity of partner organizations across the state to become leading voices in education advocacy efforts, especially on behalf of communities and students of color.

The Knoxville Area Urban League is proud to have been selected as one of six statewide initiatives in 2017–2018. As grant recipients we are pioneers, boldly testing new ideas, partnering with others and raising our collective voices to ensure all children in Tennessee are afforded a world-class education.

The Knoxville Urban League will develop materials, content and training on ESSA for all four of the Tennessee Urban League Affiliates (TULA). Each affiliate will serve as an ESSA hub of information, providing workshops, information sessions and opportunities for engagement in schools and communities on ESSA implementation. Additionally, in partnership with the National Urban League and Conexión Américas, all four TULA affiliates will develop and offer training for local community members to serve on school improvement teams in both Priority and Focus schools.

For more details, please call (865) 524-5511.