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Allied Arts and Holmberg Alumni Assist with the Americans for the Arts Survey by Lori Warren

Peggy Petrey, President of the Holmberg Alumni Committee is overseeing the collection of Surveys for Americans for the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study. Over the last few months and in coming months she will be sending out emails asking Holmberg Alumni and their friends to hand out and to take part in the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study.  Continue reading


The Guy in Charge, by “Dave Childress”

While I was attempting to accomplish my non-profit assignment I was fortunate to find one that I cared enough about to really put some work into it. My very own church has a school supply drive every year which supplies hundreds of local children with school supplies for the entire school year, specifically for the child’s school and grade level. Continue reading


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Jacob Rogers

Little Miss Mag Child Care Center, by Tarvie Gilbert

Little Miss Mag has continuously served low-income, working families in Chattanooga since 1917. The center provides quality and affordable care for children from 18 months to 5 years of age whose parents are either working or in school. Their sliding fee scale has allowed thousands of parents over the years to better their own lives, knowing that their children are in Little Miss Mag’s care. Located in the heart of the city, they are in great demand, but in keeping with their mission, they have insisted on maintaining affordable fees for parents.

A little help goes a long way -Jonthan Crowe

Redemption Point Ministry Center is a branch of Redemption Point Church in Ooltewah, TN. The minisry center started up in early 2007 and it is ran by Mrs. Becky Atkinson. A few months ago the ministry center moved into a building on 4th avenue to be in an environment where they can better reach people in need. The ministry center has a mission statement that says “Reaching people at their point of need” and that is exactly what they do. When you walk into the office that they have it looks similar to a goodwill or some other kind of place that takes clothing donations, the only difference is the price. Where places like goodwill charge a small fee for their items the mistry center gives them away for free. They take up all their donations then they set a date to have a “yard sale” but instead of selling everything they just give it away to people who need it. Aside from giving away clothing and things like that they will also do whatever they can to get you food if you dont have any groceries or cant afford them, if your car is broke down and you cant get to work or get the kids to school, they will try and find a mechanic to fix your car for you at no charge. These are great people doing great things, I encourage and only can hope you will take some time to look into what all they do and maybe even donate to them.

Girls Inc. – 50th Anniversary! by Jessica Steele

Since 1961, Girls Incorporated of Chattanooga has served nearly 23,000 girls ages 6-18 and is a national, non-profit organization noted for it’s widely acclaimed informal education programs that have been developed throughout extensive research and evaluation. While serving girls throughout the Hamilton County with diverse income levels,races, abilities, nationalities, sexual preferences and religions. Girls Incorporated of Chattanooga inspires girls to strong, smart, and bold by providing a healthy and positive environment where girls can enjoy being girls; by providing enriching programs that nurture their capacity for personal achievement, confident adulthood and economic independence; and by advocating for an equitable society.  The vision for Girls Inc. is to be the pre-emient authority on issues affecting girls and women in our their community. Girls Inc. is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year with a line up events such as UnBrought and InBossed Awards Breakfast, 1st Annual Girls Inc. Open Golf Tournament, Alumni Reunion,Anniversary Gala, First Day At College, Diversity Workshop, Networking Event for 35 and Under Donors.

By Jessica Steele

Hixson Youth Athletic Association











There are so many ways for our young people to learn life lessons. We put so much off on parents and teachers. I belive some of the most important lessons come from our coaches on the baseball field. At H.Y.A.A. we strive to incorporate many of lifes fundamental skills in to the joy of a good baseball game. Teamwork is something you will use for the rest of your life. The ability to listen to your coaches translates into listening to teachers, co-workers, and family. You don’t always get what you want in life so learning to be a good looser or a gratious winner will stay with our kids forever.

To better serve our community and our parents we have recently updated the activity on our Facebook page to make it more informative and user friendly. In the past it was just a place on the web. Now it is becoming a community for our parents and player. During our efforts to better serve our children we realized we had some problem with our website and the functionality of it. Our website is under repair and we are doing it big and doing it right. Our families are going to be able to sign up to get instant messages via text and email when we have rain outs or big announcements. It is an honor to work with H.Y.A.A. and an even bigger honor to play a part in molding these young boys and girls into men and women.

Please visit our new website as it is being built

Remember: The best coach is a good parent

Jamie Goebel

Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga – A Unique Vision

     When Garry Posy founded Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga several years ago, he quickly realized he needed something to distinguish his company from all the other ones in the city. He wanted to do new plays, but that wasn’t quite enough. “What we finally decided to do was mix the new with the old,” said Posey. “We have innovative fare, and we also have classics. We do 1 Shakespearean play per year, which is a big draw, especially since our conception of the plays dig deeper than standard productions. For example, several McCallie School faculty members liked the way we produced Hamlet so much, they invited us to the school to present it to the entire 10th grade class. They said our presentation changed their approach to the play.”

    And that is what Posey and his group like to do: make people think about things on a deeper level, provoke them to get out of their comfort zones. In the past, some of those works have included the Laramie Project, about the murder of Matthew Shepherd and Columbina, about Columbine. During part of April the group is doing a play called Stoning Mary, which addresses severe needs in Africa such as family members not having enough AIDS medicine, the recruitment of children as soldiers, and young girls getting stoned to death. However, the playwright, Debbie T Green, insists that a white cast portray the characters as she wants these problems not to just be black ones, but to belong to humanity.

    Beginning at the end of April the theatre is going to perform My Children, My Africa by Athold Fugard, a work that concerns apartheid.

   And judging by the audience responses as they left the theatre one recent Sunday, Ensemble Theatre Group of Chattanooga has already achieved its goal of  encouraging  people to think outside of the box

Opening Doors and Realizing Dreams, By: Edward Crowe

Rosa, 20 sits staring out a window wondering how her dreams are finally becoming a reality. She remembers a time when she didn’t even know where her next meal would come from or how her family could pay their rent. “I was wondering exactly where my life was heading and I didn’t even know where to start making things better.” Rosa and her family were living in motel rooms barely making it on odd jobs that her father could find on weekends. Her parents were immigrants from Cuba and were trying to live a life free from oppression. One afternoon Rosa saw a flyer stating that free English courses would be available at the local library. She was quick to take a number and find exactly what it would take for her to learn English. “No one in my family spoke English and I knew you needed to know to find a good job.” This was the beginning in a series of events that would change her life.

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“Will Work For Your Charity For Free!”: The story of closed doors being a blessing ~ by Kimberly Munsey-Carlton

I have never felt as unwanted as when I offered my Social Media skills and services for free to local charities. That old phrase, “I can’t give it away!”, took on real meaning for me and my Social Media class project.

Because I was certain that like most businesses, charities would not be aware of all of the free or low cost promotional tools online, I set up a plan so they could visualize my offer. I clearly outlined what resources we could utilize, like Facebook and Twitter. These tools needed time and thought but little to no money. Best of all, these tools reap big rewards, like exposure and donations.

I then placed calls to multiple charities in Chattanooga, offering them my Social Media skills for one year, for free. I reassured them I had great references, was a Chattanooga State student, and had a portfolio of work. I educated them on what clients pay for these services and that they would have a commitment for this same service for absolutely nothing. The person that answered the phones at places like Interfaith Homeless Network were all very warm and excited about it, once I explained it several times, yet not one accepted.

The problem seemed to be that no one knew what to do with my offer. Continue reading

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