Thursday Job Fair open to all

John CrooksOur Town Youth

Knoxville-area businesses and organizations will participate in a career fair hosted by Emerald Youth Foundation Thursday, February 23, 5-7 p.m., and the public is invited.
Anyone in the community seeking employment …

Emerald Academy gets state award

John CrooksDowntown, Our Town Youth

Emerald Academy was named “Charter School of the Year” by the Tennessee Charter School Center at the 2021 Charter Champion Awards which took place on Nov. 15.
“We are incredibly impressed …

Emerald Youth marks 30 years

John CrooksNorth Knoxville, Our Town Youth

Emerald Youth Foundation Legacy Dinner honoring Alvin Nance and celebrating the organization’s 30th anniversary drew some 900 people Nov. 16 at Knoxville Convention Center.
Nance is chief executive officer of development …

Legacy gift honors Thomas Roddy

John CrooksFeature

When Alexandra Roddy considered how she could effect change in honor of her late husband, Tom, three priorities came to mind: faith in Christ, youth and Knoxville.
Through a generous gift …

Emerald Youth posts jobs

John CrooksOur Town Youth

Emerald Youth Foundation (EYF) is seeking applicants to fill approximately 25 paid, part-time roles within the organization through its AmeriCorps program, as well as a handful of other key positions. …

GEM pledges $1.6 million to youth athletics

John CrooksOur Town Youth

GEM Community Development Group has announced an unprecedented investment in city youth baseball and softball.
The more than $1.6 million philanthropic gift contains two key components:

An investment of $1.1 million in …