Partner Spotlight: Nashville Public Education Foundation

The Book Nooks program started through the Nashville Public Education Foundation with a grant from the NRST. The grant provided full classroom libraries to every classroom in two elementary schools totaling over 6,000 books. The schools receiving books were Hattie Cotton Elementary and Rosebank Elementary, which are both schools serving a majority of students who Read More »

Partner Spotlight: Moves & Grooves

Focused on providing after school programs in the Antioch community, Moves and Grooves has provided free programs to youth since 2002. Moves and Grooves helps children grow academically, while exposing them to the arts and dance. Founder Emerald Mitchell challenges students to create, learn and explore. Rotarians conducted “speed networking” events with two middle schools, Read More »

TEN years of Rotarians reading!

Through a partnership with Book’em since 2009, we have significantly impacted our community’s children. In this ongoing volunteer project, Rotarians read and give books to elementary children. Each volunteer is assigned a classroom, and independently schedules five classroom visits per academic year. Over seven years, roughly 350 Rotarians gave 5,200 volunteer hours to our literacy Read More »

Partner Spotlight: LEAD Academy

Since 2010, students have gained amazing insights into the larger Nashville community through our Rotary partnership. At that time Rotarians began working with students in 7th grade, whoare now seniors, through a farm-to-table project. This grew into a mentoring program meeting one-on-one with high school students throughout the year, hosting students on job-shadow days, and participating in Read More »