Chattanooga 2.0 hosted a virtual launch of its new strategic plan and first ever annual Report to the Community on January 21, 2021. The report, available for preview or download here, outlines our community’s shared vision for accelerating education and workforce development efforts over the next decade, as well as summarize the community’s progress toward building a more seamless cradle-to-career pipeline since Chattanooga 2.0 released its initial report in 2015. See recordings below to hear from Executive Director Molly Blankenship and keynote speaker, Dr. JaNay Queen Nazaire, on how cross-sector partnership can be leveraged to advance more equitable, prosperous communities, and from local students on their experiences during this unprecedented time.



Dr. JaNay Queen Nazaire

Chief Strategy Officer, Living Cities

JaNay Queen Nazaire is a facilitator, collaborator, and bridge-builder with a fierce belief that every person has the right to a healthy, abundant, and connected life. Throughout her career, Dr. Queen has worked across sectors, at every level of government, domestically, and internationally to provide innovative, creative, and solution-focused leadership and strategy to address social and economic challenges for children, adults, families, and communities. As Chief Strategy Officer at Living Cities, Dr. Queen convenes and leverages public, private, and philanthropic stakeholders in American cities, identifies and tests innovative approaches to deploy millions in public and private capital for investing in people of color, and harnesses and facilitates the power and resources of 18 multibillion-dollar foundations and financial institutions working collectively towards systems change.