2020 Community Voices Partners

Community Voices is a partnership of non-profit, non-government agencies, churches, businesses, and individuals based in the Heart of Knoxville, who are working together to empower inner city residents to understand and collectively address issues they self-identify to be critical, priority concerns of justice and equity in their communities.


Montgomery Village Residents Association is a group of residents elected by fellow residents to support and represent the interests of the tenants of Montgomery Village, which is managed by Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation.

NAACP secures the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

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Knox County Education Association‘s mission is to promote quality education and the professional development and rights of teachers in Knox County.

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Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development creates pathways out of poverty for young adults through career readiness training, while equipping communities with environmental literacy skills.

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East Tennessee Chapter of Moms Demand Action is fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence.

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Logan Temple A.M.E. Zion Church is celebrating 155 years as Knoxville’s Freedom Church

Ne Ne Playhouse: Caring for our children in the Heart of Knoxville

Five Points Up has a mission to unify and beautify East Knoxville.

Knoxville Soul is the city’s newest voice for urban news and entertainment.

Shora Foundation provides a safe-place culture for those in under-resourced areas by creating opportunities and transforming communities.