Knoxville Videos

A community’s child: The story of Phillip ‘Tookie’ Stanford

Phillip Tookie Stanford was the only son in a family of four. By the time he was 7 years old, he had lost his sister and father to violence and his mother to cancer. The Lonsdale community in Knoxville, Tenn., saw Tookie as their own and wanted to see him succeed. He was a rising [...]

2011 Community Year Ender

Knox County Schools studies Cincinnati model of “community schools”

On Friday, 20 Knox County leaders took a day trip to Cincinnati to tour and learn more about the “community school” model, which uses school buildings for more than just teaching students. Darlene Kamine, executive director of the Community Learning Institute in Cincinnati, OH explains the benefits of such a system.

4-H School Supplies

When the school bell rings in some Tennessee districts soon, students will have new supplies — courtesy of a generous effort by young people.The students were impacted by floods along the Mississippi River, which damaged their homes and farmland.

Garden of Hope

Some 30 million Americans go to bed hungry every night. Volunteer gardeners in a Tennessee community help to feed the needy by growing fresh produce for them. It’s part of a UT Extension project called the “Garden of Hope.”

4-H Service Projects

2010 marks the 100th year of 4-H in Tennessee. As part of the Centennial, many 4-Hers around the state are performing 100 hours of service in their communities.

4-H Service Project

Tennessee 4-Hers and adult volunteers donated more than 100-thousand hours of service to their communities last year. Thats everything from collecting food and clothing for the needy to DVDs for American troops overseas.

Knoxville Community

An overview of what it is like to be a part of the community in Knoxville, TN.

FCE Country Store

Where would many of our communities be without caring volunteers? FCE Clubs – which stands for Families and Community Education – have a long history of good work in Tennessee.

TNCEP/Second Harvest Dickson County

We live in the richest country on the planet, but we still have people who are hungry. Second Harvest Food Bank and UT Extension are working together to provide meals and nutritional information to residents in one Tennessee community.

Operation Chirstmas Child

Some Tennessee kids are giving other children a holiday to remember.4-H’ers in several communities are volunteering their time in a project called “Operation Christmas Child.”

Cates Landing

Increased traffic on the Mississippi River could help the economies of several northwest Tennessee communities in coming years. A new port is being built in Lake County called Cates Landing

NE. TN. Master Gardeners

It’s just about time to fire up that Ferris wheel. More than three million Tennesseans will attend a county or regional fair in late summer. Volunteers with UT Extension’s Master Gardener program work to make the grounds attractive at many of these fairs. As Chuck Denney reports, that it’s just one of many community projects [...]

Memphis Master Gardeners

Just about everyone wants their community to be a better place. That’s the idea behind the hard work of volunteers in the statewide Master Gardener program.

4-H Service

In Tennessee, 4-H enrollment tends to decline as kids get older. But some young people continue their work through their college years. Collegiate 4-H’ers at UT-Knoxville say they’re more focused than ever on community service.

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