Join us in a community-wide initiative to achieve academic excellence and prepare our students for the workforce in Hamilton County.
Pulling together to ensure that 75% of our residents hold an industry certification, two-year degree, or four-year degree by 2025.
Turning vision into reality: THE TIME IS NOW!
Now is the time for all of us to unite -- to ensure greater equity and opportunity for all -- in every neighborhood and for every family -- as we build a bridge to the jobs, skills, and opportunities of the future. Find out how to get involved below.
Add your name to receive updates about events, milestones, and opportunities to participate in the movement.
Talk to your elected officials about Chattanooga 2.0, challenge and support them, and vote in all elections.
Start at home: Read to your child and sign up for free books and learning check-ups to screen for developmental delays at www.uwchatt.org
Get Involved: Attend school board meetings, parent-teacher conferences, and other school forums to meet your child's teacher and principal and to discuss school challenges and opportunities within your school.
Share Your Expertise: Volunteer to pilot a new initiative, mentor a new teacher, or help scale proven strategies to other classrooms and schools.
Engage Parents: Provide personalized education sessions for parents on learning strategies and how to best support their child.
Focus on College and Career: Attend a career day or shadow a family member while they work to explore career options; talk to your counselor about Tennessee Promise and other affordable ways to earn a college degree or technical training certificate.
Make Your Voice Heard: Work with your teachers and principals, write to your school board members or state legislator about school issues, and look for ways to support your school.
Business and Community
Support Our Schools: Look for ways your business or non-profit can connect with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce to support our local schools with financial or in-kind donations, volunteers to tutor or mentor students, or supporting after-school programs.
Provide Career Insights and Job Training: Help students learn about the career opportunities you offer – and collaborate with educators to develop the job training
programs you need.
Spread the Word: Talk about 2.0 with your congregation and share ways can get actively involved in supporting their children, schools, and neighborhoods.
Serve Your Neighborhood: Open up your house of worship for pre-school, after-school, evening, or weekend enrichment, education or job training programs.
Sponsor a school through the Chattanooga Interfaith Council.
Elected Officials and Policy Makers
Engage and Lead the Conversation: Use your platform to make education and workforce development top priorities for Hamilton County. Help rally the community and mobilize for action around the strategies and initiatives we need to expand opportunities for ALL -- from cradle to career.
Support Smart Funding: Advocate at the local and state level for the resources needed to support innovative programs and initiatives that can help change the trajectory of education and workforce development in Hamilton County.
Tell Us Your Story
Our experiences as individuals inspire us together, to shape our community narrative. As an educator, a business owner, a parent, tell us about your experience with the education system.
Talk to Us
Have questions or looking to get involved, but don’t know where to start? Reach out to us.