Bright Start Launches in Hamilton County

This week, Tennesseans for Quality Early Education (TQEE) announced the launch of the Bright Start TN network and I am proud to share that Chattanooga-Hamilton County has been selected as one of six inaugural Bright Start TN community partners. Chattanooga 2.0 will be the local backbone…

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A New “Skill Up” Cohort Approved
Last week the City of Chattanooga’s Health and Education Facilities Board approved supporting a new Skill Up cohort in collaboration with Chattanooga State, The Enterprise Center and the Chattanooga Chamber (through grant funding we received through the Regions’ Foundation). The Skill Up program provides job training…
Coffee with Molly: Early Literacy in Hamilton County, TN
  Throughout May, Chattanooga 2.0 is championing the importance of early learning and early literacy. Breckan Duckworth, Literacy Officer with Hamilton County Schools, joins us for this week’s Coffee with Molly. Watch or listen as they break down why early literacy is important and what work is…
Coffee with Molly: Hot Topics in Early Childhood
  Throughout April, Chattanooga 2.0 is championing the importance of early childhood. Today, Molly is talking with Katie Harbison, President of Chambliss Center for Children, about hot topics in early learning. Coffee with Molly is a video blog series during which Chattanooga 2.0 Executive Director, Molly Blankenship,…
One Step Closer
The murder of George Floyd last summer sparked a nationwide reckoning with persistent racial injustice. We join our community members and many across the nation in the overwhelming relief at yesterday’s historic verdict as a measure of accountability and one step closer to true and equal…
Clasped Hands
How Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Will Impact Our Work
By Molly Blankenship, Executive Director of Chattanooga 2.0 Like so many other communities across the country and world, Chattanooga and Hamilton County have spent the past seven weeks in unprecedented, unpredictable, and scary times. And on top of a global pandemic, our resiliency was tested yet again…