Picture courtesy Northside Neighborhood House, Hamilton County

Picture courtesy Knox Education Foundation, Knoxville, TN

Picture courtesy Community Achieves, Nashville, TN

Tennessee Community Schools Providers

Tennessee currently has eight providers across the state with more than 50 years collective experience operating Community Schools.

Chattanooga Area

Community Forward Schools

A collaborative partnership between The City of Chattanooga and
Hamilton County Schools – District operated initiative
Community Forward Program Director, Karitsa M. Jones, kmjones2@chattanooga.gov
District Coordinator of Community Schools, Caitlyne Steward, steward_c@hcde.org


Northside Neighborhood House

Hamilton County – Nonprofit organization
Chief Education Officer: Yang Matthews, ymatthews@nnhouse.org

Knoxville Area

Knox Education Foundation

Knox County – Nonprofit organization
Community Schools Director, Adam Fritts, afritts@knoxed.org


University of Tennessee Supported Community Schools

Knox County – University Assisted
Director, Janine Alaseer, PhD, jalaseer@utk.edu

Memphis Area

Shelby County Public Schools

District operated initiative
Director Community Schools, Devonte Payton, paytond@scsk12.org


Communities in Schools Memphis

Shelby County – Nonprofit organization
CEO, Sonji Branch, sbranch@cismemphis.org

Nashville Area

Community Achieves

Metro Nashville Public Schools – District operated initiative
communityachieves@mnps.org


Communities in Schools TN

Metro Nashville and Rural Counties – Nonprofit organization
CEO, Samantha Wigand, (615) 414-0839

TN Rural Counties

Bledsoe
Clay
Cocke
Fentress
Grundy
Hardeman
Jackson
Hancock
Lake
Lauderdale
McNairy
Morgan
Scott
Van Buren
Wayne

Communities in Schools

Rural Counties – Nonprofit organization
CEO, Samantha Wigand, (615) 414-0839

Contact Us

Tennessee Community Schools Providers

Tennessee currently has eight providers across the state with more than 50 years collective experience operating Community Schools.

Chattanooga Area

Community Forward Schools

A collaborative partnership between The City of Chattanooga and
Hamilton County Schools – District operated initiative
Community Forward Program Director, Karitsa M. Jones, kmjones2@chattanooga.gov
District Coordinator of Community Schools, Caitlyne Steward, steward_c@hcde.org


Northside Neighborhood House

Hamilton County – Nonprofit organization
Chief Education Officer: Yang Matthews, ymatthews@nnhouse.org

Knoxville Area

Knox Education Foundation

Knox County – Nonprofit organization
Community Schools Director, Adam Fritts, afritts@knoxed.org


University of Tennessee Supported Community Schools

Knox County – University Assisted
Director, Janine Alaseer, PhD, jalaseer@utk.edu

Memphis Area

Shelby County Public Schools

District operated initiative
Director Community Schools, Devonte Payton, paytond@scsk12.org


Communities in Schools Memphis

Shelby County – Nonprofit organization
CEO, Sonji Branch, sbranch@cismemphis.org

Nashville Area

Community Achieves

Metro Nashville Public Schools – District operated initiative
communityachieves@mnps.org


Communities in Schools TN

Metro Nashville and Rural Counties – Nonprofit organization
CEO, Samantha Wigand, (615) 414-0839

TN Rural Counties

Bledsoe
Clay
Cocke
Fentress
Grundy
Hardeman
Jackson
Hancock

Lake
Lauderdale
McNairy
Morgan
Scott
Van Buren
Wayne

Communities in Schools TN Rural Counties

Metro Nashville and Rural Counties – Nonprofit organization
CEO, Samantha Wigand, (615) 414-0839

Contact Us

Tennessee Community Schools Providers

Tennessee currently has eight providers across the state with more than 50 years collective experience operating Community Schools.

Chattanooga Area

Community Forward Schools

A collaborative partnership between The City of Chattanooga and
Hamilton County Schools – District operated initiative
Community Forward Program Director, Karitsa M. Jones, kmjones2@chattanooga.gov
District Coordinator of Community Schools, Caitlyne Steward, steward_c@hcde.org


Northside Neighborhood House

Hamilton County – Nonprofit organization
Chief Education Officer: Yang Matthews, ymatthews@nnhouse.org

Knoxville Area

Knox Education Foundation

Knox County – Nonprofit organization
Community Schools Director, Adam Fritts, afritts@knoxed.org


University of Tennessee Supported Community Schools

Knox County – University Assisted
Director, Janine Alaseer, PhD, jalaseer@utk.edu

Memphis Area

Shelby County Public Schools

District operated initiative
Director Community Schools, Devonte Payton, paytond@scsk12.org


Communities in Schools Memphis

Shelby County – Nonprofit organization
CEO, Sonji Branch, sbranch@cismemphis.org

Nashville Area

Community Achieves

Metro Nashville Public Schools – District operated initiative
communityachieves@mnps.org


Communities in Schools TN

Metro Nashville and Rural Counties – Nonprofit organization
CEO, Samantha Wigand, (615) 414-0839

TN Rural Counties

Bledsoe
Clay
Cocke
Fentress
Grundy
Hardeman
Jackson
Hancock

Lake
Lauderdale
McNairy
Morgan
Scott
Van Buren
Wayne

Communities in Schools TN Rural Counties

Metro Nashville and Rural Counties – Nonprofit organization
CEO, Samantha Wigand, (615) 414-0839

Contact Us