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With our thanks and appreciation, we proudly introduce our research partners, the UT Leadership Knox

Back Row (L>R): Greg Butcher, Savannah Blackwell, Brody Furline, Danyelle Norment

First Row (L>R): Makinzi Butram, Beatriz Satizabal, Sierra Williams

Alicia W. Price, Coordinator of the UT Center for Leadership and Service

“Having made it through a rigorous process, the Women’s Fund of East Tennessee, (WFET) was chosen by the UT Leadership Knoxville Scholars, as one of three non-profit organizations through which to partner over the next two years. Year one, the Scholars developed a research survey tool, identifying women’s funds and foundations nationwide for participation in the study and feedback opportunities to identify best practices in the areas of grant making and evaluation. Year two, they conducted research and collected important data specific to our 25-county service area in East Tennessee as it relates to education, poverty level, access to transportation and other barriers to self-sustainability. We are indebted to them for their commitment to our community, and for their leadership and support of our mission.”

The Leadership Knoxville Scholars Program

The Leadership Knoxville Scholars (LKS) program is an innovative approach to leadership education through community partnerships offered through the Center for Leadership & Service at the University of Tennessee. The program targets rising junior leaders in a cohort style model in collaboration with local non-profit, Leadership Knoxville. LKS is a two-year commitment and includes academic courses, days of service, leadership retreats, career workshops, community action projects, and one-on-one mentorship from graduates of the Leadership Knoxville flagship program. The goal of the LKS program is to retain the University of Tennessee’s best and brightest student leaders in Knoxville after graduation.

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