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Summer 2017 Newsletter – Tennessee Association of Community Action

Tennessee Association of Community Action


TACA Newsletter – Summer 2017

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Mayor Barry, Nashville Predators Join Metro Action Commission on City's First Mobile Youth Café

Nashville's summer started with a sizzle!  On June 5th, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry named Ryan Johansen, of the Nashville Predators, as honorary Mayor of Nashville.  As one of his first official duties, he joined Mayor Barry and Metro Action Commission Executive Director Dr. Cynthia Croom for a ribbon cutting celebration aboard one of four Youth Cafés on Wheels at the Cobblestone Corners Apartments.  Metro Action converted four former Head Start school buses into diners which allow the agency to bring free meals into communities that do not have access to free meals that are typically offered at summer camps or community centers during the summer months....

Monique Henry...A Success Story

Monique Henry was a single mother of three with two boys still at home.  She was working as a certified nursing student at the Johnson City Medical Center on an "as needed" basis.  To say she was struggling would be putting it mildly... Monique had utilized Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency's services in the past, so she contacted the Washington County Neighborhood Service Center to see if there were any programs that could help with her situation.  Kim Moore, the Program Coordinator, enrolled Monique in the 121 Program and Monique's success story began...

Exzavier...A Success Story

Chattanooga Youth and Family Development took time out of everyone's busy schedules to celebrate the accomplishments of those who completed their Self-Sufficiency Program and achieved self-sufficiency for their families.  As a result of her participation in the program, Exzavier has a great new job and her son is doing well in school...

TACA Annual Training Conference...A Success

The TACA Annual Training Conference was held May 1-3, 2017, at the Chattanoogan Hotel located in Chattanooga.  The theme was Performance, Engagement and Practices:  Strategies for Reaching the Top.  Participation exceeded the previous conference by 30, with 155 individuals attending the conference.  Nineteen of 20 member agencies were represented...TACA Conference Recap.

ROMA Next Generation

TACA's first cohort of Nationally Certified ROMA Implementer candidates attending the TACA Annual Training Conference were recognized by national partners during the conference opening session...

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