THE CENTER FOR CIVIC ADVANCEMENT

EVENTS & PROJECTS
Annual Events
Nettie Day
September
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January
Alternative Spring Break
March
Earth Day & Habitat for Humanity Fashion Show
April

Please keep in contact with us about upcoming opportunities to participate in volunteer projects, forums, events, and projects! For a list of non-profit community organizations that are always looking for volunteers, click here.

ONGOING EVENTS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SOS! (Service on Saturdays)
Each block a service opportunity will be offered on Saturday to students, staff & faculty alike. A sign up table will be available in Niswonger before each scheduled event, or you can email the Bonner Leaders Program Director for information. (Past events included: helping to build a Habitat for Humanity house, singing carols at Plaza Towers, playing basketball in the TC gym with kids from the Boys & Girls Club.)

TC Mentors for Kids
TBA

TC Mentors at Chuckey Doak High School
TBA

Help Me, Help you, Inc.

Help Me, Help You provides a huge opportunity for students and local small business owners to work and grow together both personally and professionally, all this thanks to community partners that have picked up expenses in order to allow the program to become established.

The program, operated by Tusculum College’s business students and the Bonner Leader Program, is committed to helping its participants increase their profits, create a business plan, expand their network and improve their practical and interpersonal skills through a variety of unique, globally tested activities.

According to Luis Zamora, who has created the program along with Rodrigo Gimenez, in partnership with the University of Chile (Santiago, Chile), each business person joining HMHU will become connected to a network of thousands of small businesses from all over the world through HMHU’s global network, in addition to many other benefits.

The program has the full support of Tusculum College administration, as well as the School of Business, the Center for Civic Advancement and the Office of Institutional Advancement. The program is also being sponsored financially in its first year due to generous donations from Scott Niswonger, Tom Ferguson and Atmos Energy Corp. Because of this community support, participants in the first year of the program will not be charged a fee.

Through the 10-week program, sessions will focus on market definition, cost administration, pricing, marketing and sales strategies, body language in business, financing, legal issues, negotiation, networking and business presentations.

Registration and additional information are available by calling 423-636-7304 or by emailing lzamora@HMHU.org .

Tabernacle Mission Soup Kitchen

The Tabernacle Mission Soup Kitchen, a ministry of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, located at 715 Wesley Avenue in Greeneville. The soup kitchen is located downstairs and in the rear of the church building, and will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

The church-run kitchen, under the direction of Ms. Anna Maddox, has been serving lunches to those in need Wednesdays for nearly ten years. In response to the food security concerns within the community, the CCA is now providing full both financial, as well as and operating support in the form of volunteer recruitment and coordination, reporting, advertising and PR (volunteers, paperwork management, advertising) support to ensure that the soup kitchen remains open. Through the support of current grants a Sodexo Foundation Youth Service America grant, donations from community members, access to affordable products from Second Harvest Food Bank, and the commitment of our students, faculty and staff and faculty/staff at Tusculum College, the Tabernacle Mission Soup Kitchen continues to remain a source of nourishment for Greene County’s precariously housed and hungry.

It is the CCA’s aspiration to offer more than just a meal to our visitors at Tabernacle Mission Soup Kitchen. We hope to provide healthy food choices and preventative resources to promote the overall well-being of the community.

Robin Fife, assistant professor of Social Science, and her classes have been involved with all aspects of the soup kitchen, including, organizing and stocking the food storage area, making repairs and replacing flooring. Any volunteers are greatly appreciated!

EVENTS & PROJECTS NEWS ARCHIVE

Community of Promise
Tusculum College is a College of Promise. This means that we as a campus have joined America's Promise in taking on the responsibility and pleasure of offering our Greeneville community youth the 5 Promises.

Civic Engagement Minor CIVIC ENGAGEMENT MINOR
Tusculum College is pleased to offer a minor designed to enhance the development of citizenship qualities.
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