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May. 21, 2024

Knoxville Area Urban League seeks participants for youth employment

The Knoxville Area Urban League (KAUL) is seeking businesses and job applicants for the Tennessee Youth Employment Program, which pairs young people with career opportunities and paid work experiences. The eight-week program will be held June 3-Aug. 2, and applicants
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May. 15, 2024

Knoxville Area Urban League seeks support, involvement for Shoes for School

Knoxville Area Urban League (KAUL) is seeking support from sponsors, employers, vendors and volunteers for this year’s Shoes for School event. Shoes for School, which started in 2003, provides children with a new pair of shoes before the school year
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Apr. 16, 2024

Registration opens for Knoxville Area Urban League’s Shoes for School

Families receiving support through local nonprofits can register their children, age 12 and younger, now through July 1 to receive a free pair of shoes at the Knoxville Area Urban League’s Shoes for School. The order form and other event
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Mar. 01, 2023

Knoxville Area Urban League hosts COVID vaccination clinics with opportunities to earn $50

Nearly a year after the Knoxville Area Urban League activated its Community Health Navigators, the organization is closing in on its COVID-19 vaccination goal. By March 31, the navigators aim to encourage approximately 900 more people to get a first
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Oct. 28, 2022

Knoxville Area Urban League establishes $250,000 scholarship in honor of retiring leader

Phyllis Young Nichols Scholarship to assist area students with access to higher education The legacy of the Knoxville Area Urban League’s longtime leader, Phyllis Y. Nichols, will continue with a $250,000 scholarship endowment for youth that was announced Oct. 27
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Oct. 27, 2022

Knoxville Area Urban League selects Charles F. Lomax Jr. as its new leader

The Knoxville Area Urban League has selected Charles F. Lomax Jr. as its new president and chief executive officer to succeed the retiring Phyllis Y. Nichols, who led the organization for two decades. Lomax, the City of Knoxville’s director of
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Aug. 06, 2022

Knoxville Area Urban League supports students with 20th annual ‘Shoes for School’

An estimated 6,000 people attended the Knoxville’s Area Urban League’s 20th annual “Shoes for School” event, which provided local children with new shoes and school supplies and connected families with valuable community resources. The back-to-school bash was presented by sponsors
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Jun. 16, 2022

Knoxville Area Urban League announces retirement of longtime CEO Phyllis Y. Nichols

National search underway to identify organization’s next leader The Knoxville Area Urban League today announced the retirement of Phyllis Y. Nichols, the organization’s longtime president and CEO and a highly regarded leader of one of the country’s best-known civil rights
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Jun. 07, 2022

Knoxville Area Urban League awards $16,000 to local entrepreneurs, receives $10,000 investment

The conclusion of the Knoxville Area Urban League’s CO.STARTERS training and business pitch competition ended in celebration June 7. Mark Isom, president and CEO of Premiere Building Maintenance, presented checks totaling $10,000 to the top three winners and surprised the
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Mar. 29, 2022

Knoxville Area Urban League earns inaugural Stanley Black & Decker Makers Grant

Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) has announced the recipients of its first “Empower Makers” Global Impact Challenge, and the Knoxville Area Urban League earned $27,000 for its efforts to empower East Tennesseans with opportunities to earn. Initiated in 2021,
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