Partner Organizations

Anchor Institutions

Go to website City of Kingsport, TN
The mission of the City of Kingsport is to provide economic, educational and quality of life opportunities that create a safe, vibrant and diverse community.

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Go to website Domtar
Domtar is the largest integrated manufacturer of uncoated freesheet in North America and the second largest in the world. We have extremely efficient and competitive assets – including the most modern fleet of paper machines in operation today. The Kingsport plant is the only sulfur-free pulping process in the United States.

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Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global specialty chemicals company that produces a broad range of advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals, and fibers that are found in products people use every day.

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Kingsport City Schools
Kingsport City School’s vision is to provide a world class education to every single student that walks into our schools. KCS is an award-winning school system who’s commitment and pledge is to always focus on recognizing and cultivating the unique talents present in every child.

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Lee Apartments Resident Association
Lee Resident Association provides education, self-sufficiency, and empowerment opportunities to the residents of Lee Apartments. In partnership with the Kingsport Public Library, the association maintains Lee Family Learning Center, the first on-site literacy program located in Public Housing.

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Northeast State Community College
Northeast State is a comprehensive two-year community college that provides university parallel programs, career programs and continuing education and community service programs.

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Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center
Wellmont Health System is a leading healthcare provider in the Tri-Cities region and is a not-for-profit, integrated health system guided by the mission to deliver superior health care with compassion and a vision to deliver the best health care anywhere.

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Other Partner Organizations

Go to website Alliance for Business Training, Inc.
Alliance for Business & Training, Inc (AB&T) is a community based not for profit who’s mission is to create and sustain a workforce development system which promotes Economic Development; meets employer needs and is responsive to changing labor market demands, community economic growth and participants’ job skills.

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Go to website Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN
Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

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Go to website Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from challenging circumstances, to realize their fullest potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Our organization currently operates four centers within the Kingsport community to reach youth from these challenging circumstances.

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Go to website Eastern Eight Community Development Corp
Eastern Eight CDC is a nonprofit organization creating affordable housing solutions for the eight counties of Northeast Tennessee. Our programs include homebuyer education, financial counseling, mortgage pre-approval, continuing homeowner education and foreclosure prevention and counseling.

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Empoyability Training & Consulting Services
Owned by Eddie Hartman, Empoyability Training & Consulting Services is an organization which provides training and career development activities designed to meet hte needs of the Kingsport workforce.

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Frontier Health
Frontier Health is the region’s leading provider of behavioral health services, offering treatment for mental health, co-occurring, and substance abuse problems, recovery and vocational rehabilitation, and developmental and intellectual disabilities services.

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Hunt Capital Partners, LLC
Hunt Capital Partners, LLC is an affiliate of Hunt Companies, Inc. who have become one of the nation’s leading privately owned real estate investors, managers, developers and contractors with a focus on public-private ventures, military housing, mixed-use, multi-family housing, master-planned communities, retail, office, and value added asset management.

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Kingsport Area Transit Service (KATS)
The Kingsport Area Transit Service (KATS) offers six routes to take riders to shopping, dining and medical districts throughout Kingsport. All KATS buses are clean, safe and well-maintained for your comfort and safety. Our experienced drivers are always courteous and want to make sure that you arrive to your destination safe and on time.

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Go to website Kingsport Chamber of Commerce
Your Kingsport Tennessee Area Chamber of Commerce is a business membership organization composed of nearly 1,000 members. The Chamber’s mission is to utilize resources and focus efforts on enhancing a strong and viable business environment for the Kingsport area.

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Kingsport Fire Department
Organized in 1917, the department currently operates 9 Engine companies, 1 Ladder company, and 1 Deputy Chief unit twenty four hours a day to protect the citizens of Kingsport. The Kingsport Fire Department personnel respond to a number of emergency situations including medical calls, fire calls, hazardous materials releases, specialized rescue calls, etc.

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Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority (KHRA)
KHRA was created in 1939 by the citizens of the City of Kingsport with the charge to develop affordable housing for Kingsport’s lowest-income and most vulnerable citizens. KHRA remains dedicated to fulfilling that mission through a variety of programs and initiatives aimed at improving the lives of low-income persons in Kingsport.

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Kingsport Police Department
The primary goal of the Kingsport Police Department is to strive for a community free from crime and disorder that is consistent with the values of a free society. The Department’s role is to enforce federal and state statutes, along with local ordinances, in a fair and impartial manner.

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Kingsport Tomorrow
Kingsport Tomorrow is an organization for those who believe that citizen input is in the community’s best interest and are ready to join forces with other citizens to creatively solve current issues and plan for the future. Kingsport Tomorrow provides a way for citizens to meet, hear others’ opinions, air differences, and create a plan of action to improve the quality of life in this community.

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Literacy Council of Kingsport
The Literacy Council’s mission is to provide free, one-on-one tutoring for adults and qualified children to improve their reading and writing skills. We also advocate for literacy within the greater Kingsport community. The Literacy Council of Kingsport celebrated 20 years of service to the greater Kingsport community in 2006.

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Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc.
Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc. is a private not-for-profit organization which was founded on the belief that everyone should have access to affordable, quality health care. Through a system of primary care facilities, networked with specialty and inpatient care providers, we aspire to provide for complete and comprehensive care to our patients.

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South Central Kingsport Community Development Inc.
South Central Kingsport Community Development’s mission is to promote human, economic and community development that leads to a better quality of life in South Central Kingsport through Education, Training, Appreciating Human Diversity, Land Use Planning and Empowering for Self Sufficiency.

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Tennessee Housing Develoment Agency (THDA)
THDA was created to promote the production of more affordable new housing units for very low, low and moderate income individuals and families, to promote the preservation and rehab of existing housing units for such persons, and to bring greater stability to the residential construction industry and related industries.

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United Way of Greater Kingsport
United Way of Greater Kingsport’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community to address local health and human service needs effectively. They also strive to be a model of excellence in achieving community health and human service solutions.

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Upper East TN Human Development Agency (UETHDA)
UETHDA is committed to working with individuals, families and communities to bring about an improved quality of life for Northeast TN citizens. UETHDA provides education, direction and support to individuals, families and organizations in order to stregthen and stabilize the community.

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UETHDA Head Start
Head Start is a federally funded program designed to work with at risk children and their families. We help three and four year old at risk youth prepare for entering kindergarten. Our agency covers 8 counties in Northeast TN and with the help of our delegate agencies, we serve over 1,000 children and their families.

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