Keeping Pace

Photo of three smiling children in a Knoxville Head Start program.

For decades, Head Start programs have prepared disadvantaged young Knoxvillians for school. But a staffing shortage is leaving classrooms empty.

Investing Early

Ellie Kittrell of United Way of Greater Knoxville gives a presentation

United Way report calls for $25 million of investment in education and resources for Knox County children from birth to kindergarten.

Maintaining the Mission

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Hit by rising demand and evaporating funding, nonprofit agencies across Knoxville are digging deep and innovating to continue their services.