Inclusion Challenge

Fall 2015

 
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  100(100s)   Project Leaders: Ashley Conrad and Rondell Crier  The idea is impact, multiplied: 100 youth, working on projects to impact 100 people each. Through each of their work experiences, Ashley and Rondell recognized that we might be missing the valuable perspectives of a younger generation. 100(100s) will pair youth from diverse backgrounds and give them the chance to build leadership skills and bond over a common goal. What’s the goal? That is for them to decide. Teams of ten young people will be led through a process to identify problems throughout the city, implement creative solutions, and evaluate outcomes.

100(100s)

Project Leaders: Ashley Conrad and Rondell Crier

The idea is impact, multiplied: 100 youth, working on projects to impact 100 people each. Through each of their work experiences, Ashley and Rondell recognized that we might be missing the valuable perspectives of a younger generation. 100(100s) will pair youth from diverse backgrounds and give them the chance to build leadership skills and bond over a common goal. What’s the goal? That is for them to decide. Teams of ten young people will be led through a process to identify problems throughout the city, implement creative solutions, and evaluate outcomes.

  Rivermont Fan Club   Project Leaders: Catherine Bentley, Jeannine Alday, Rachel Bettis, Dawn Hjelseth  Rivermont Fan Club is a group of parents, community members, church leaders, retirees, and young adults rallying to improve their neighborhood’s public school. The fan club knows that a healthy and high-performing public school would encourage all of the diverse residents in the school district to let their kids learn together, creating unity in the neighborhood as a whole.   They have already hosted a volunteer clean-up and landscaping day at the school, raised money to donate 20 new Chromebooks to support STEM learning, and helped the school purchase a new sign. They continue to build relationships with the students, teachers and leadership at Rivermont Elementary to look for any opportunity to support the school.

Rivermont Fan Club

Project Leaders: Catherine Bentley, Jeannine Alday, Rachel Bettis, Dawn Hjelseth

Rivermont Fan Club is a group of parents, community members, church leaders, retirees, and young adults rallying to improve their neighborhood’s public school. The fan club knows that a healthy and high-performing public school would encourage all of the diverse residents in the school district to let their kids learn together, creating unity in the neighborhood as a whole. 

They have already hosted a volunteer clean-up and landscaping day at the school, raised money to donate 20 new Chromebooks to support STEM learning, and helped the school purchase a new sign. They continue to build relationships with the students, teachers and leadership at Rivermont Elementary to look for any opportunity to support the school.

  800 Collective   Project Leaders: Josiah Golson  800 is an artist collective that will build personal bonds between diverse artists in Chattanooga and mobilize those artists to create consistent community-based art projects that invite the broader Chattanooga community into a dialogue around important issues. Josiah Golson is a local artist and attorney who believes that art is an important tool for social change. He founded 800 in collaboration with Build Me a World, a creative collective that focuses on building community through storytelling. The name, 800, is inspired by the group’s meeting spot at 800 Market Street, and by “The Eight,” an early 20th Century group of artists who pursued “art for life’s sake” instead of “art for art’s sake.”

800 Collective

Project Leaders: Josiah Golson

800 is an artist collective that will build personal bonds between diverse artists in Chattanooga and mobilize those artists to create consistent community-based art projects that invite the broader Chattanooga community into a dialogue around important issues. Josiah Golson is a local artist and attorney who believes that art is an important tool for social change. He founded 800 in collaboration with Build Me a World, a creative collective that focuses on building community through storytelling. The name, 800, is inspired by the group’s meeting spot at 800 Market Street, and by “The Eight,” an early 20th Century group of artists who pursued “art for life’s sake” instead of “art for art’s sake.”

  Wildcard!   Project Leaders: Roe Anderson, Harlan Breaux, Anthony Byrd, Tenesha Irvin, Devon Kronenberg, Marty and Donna Lowe  This is the Superteam. Five teams each applied for the Causeway Challenge with different ideas, but the same goal: to get Chattanoogans to socialize in a more diverse and inclusive environment. It became clear that this is an issue people are passionate about not only because it affects our city’s fun-factor, but our ability to attract and retain diverse talent. We have tasked this power-house of applicants to collaboratively develop an awesome, diverse, and inviting event, while also working to make events like this more consistent and sustainable in our city. Each of them holds a unique perspective and represents a unique network. Together we think they can create the social intersection that our city has been missing.   

Wildcard!

Project Leaders: Roe Anderson, Harlan Breaux, Anthony Byrd, Tenesha Irvin, Devon Kronenberg, Marty and Donna Lowe

This is the Superteam. Five teams each applied for the Causeway Challenge with different ideas, but the same goal: to get Chattanoogans to socialize in a more diverse and inclusive environment. It became clear that this is an issue people are passionate about not only because it affects our city’s fun-factor, but our ability to attract and retain diverse talent. We have tasked this power-house of applicants to collaboratively develop an awesome, diverse, and inviting event, while also working to make events like this more consistent and sustainable in our city. Each of them holds a unique perspective and represents a unique network. Together we think they can create the social intersection that our city has been missing.