The Little Pantry That Could Hosting Citywide Scavenger Hunt

Little Pantry That Could

The Little Pantry That Could, a food pantry combating food insecurity in Nashville, will host its first fundraiser April 8, with proceeds going to the nonprofit’s building fund. The Little Pantry’s Big Adventure is a two-hour scavenger hunt, where teams of five will compete to find clues and perform stunts around Nashville, with the winning team receiving a large prize package. Event proceeds … [Read more...]

WGU Tennessee Awards More Than $1 Million in Scholarships

$1 Million in Scholarships

WGU Tennessee, a nonprofit, online university formed by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2013 to support the Drive to 55, has awarded more than $1 million in scholarship funding to Tennesseans since its launch. “We’re dedicated to being an affordable education option for working adults, and we’re always thrilled when we’re able to offer scholarships and other incentives to Tennesseans,” said Dr. … [Read more...]

President Trump to Visit The Hermitage on Wednesday

Trump Visit Hermitage

President Donald J. Trump will tour Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage on Wednesday as part of his first official visit to Tennessee. While there, he will participate in a private ceremony honoring the 250th birthday of our seventh president. He will be the 14th president to visit the home of Andrew Jackson, and the first since Ronald Reagan participated in the birthday commemoration ceremony in 1982, 35 … [Read more...]

Transit Alliance Welcomes Five New Board Members

TAMT Board

The Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee welcomed five new board members March 9. The board is now composed of 15 leaders from the 10 counties that make up Middle Tennessee. The Transit Alliance educates communities in Middle Tennessee to build support for funding regional transit in Tennessee. The board provides leadership and regional insight to the Transit Alliance so that they may better … [Read more...]

Nashville Public Education Foundation Expands Team, Increases Community Outreach

NPEF board

The Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) has hired four new staff members and elected David Williams as chairman and Wanda Lyle as vice chairwoman of its board of directors. Jennifer Hill has been hired as the NPEF’s policy and programming director, bringing with her nearly two decades of experience in organizational development, talent development and project management. She brings … [Read more...]

The Hermitage Launches New Programming For Jackson’s 250th Birthday

Trump Visit Hermitage

To commemorate the 250th birthday of the People’s President, the Andrew Jackson Foundation will launch a 12-month series of programs on his birthday, Wednesday, March 15, with the premiere of the new film “Jackson” about the seventh president’s life. The centerpiece of a weeklong series of events and programs will be the Presidential Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Jackson’s tomb at 11 a.m. March 15 at … [Read more...]

The Porch Presents “Mercy & Magic” With Mary Gauthier and Wally Lamb

Mercy & Magic

On Saturday, March 11, The Porch Writers’ Collective, Nashville’s non-profit center for writing, will present its third annual fundraiser, an evening of song and story. Mercy & Magic, this year’s event, will feature an intimate conversation between, and performances by, The New York Times No. 1 best-selling author Wally Lamb and one of Americana music’s most admired artists, Mary Gauthier. … [Read more...]

City Leaders Prioritize Big Gains in Third-Grade Literacy

NLC

In coordination with the Mayor’s Office and Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph, a new effort kicks off this month to bring greater focus, bolder thinking and a collective approach to tackling Nashville’s early literacy rates. The Nashville Literacy Collaborative – formed by the Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) and the Nashville Public Library (NPL) – is a six-month effort to sharpen … [Read more...]

The SoBro Announces Artist-In-Residence Talent Competition

SoBro Stars

Magellan Development Group, builder of The SoBro, Nashville’s tallest rental apartment high-rise, today announced the city’s first artist-in-residence talent competition, The SoBro Star. The winner of the competition will receive a yearlong, rent-free stay at The SoBro. The SoBro Star is a musical competition unlike any other in Nashville. This competition allows residents at The SoBro to … [Read more...]

MP&F Welcomes New Creative Services Director

Mercy & Magic

MP&F Public Relations has named Mary Elizabeth Davis, former managing editor of Southern Living magazine, as its first Creative Services director. At Southern Living, Davis was responsible for directing brand operations and overseeing the production of editorial content. She has deep experience working across multiple brand platforms to identify and execute new business opportunities, and has … [Read more...]