Northside Neighborhood House expands its community outreach in schools

The nonprofit has doubled the schools it will help support with its CommUNITY School program designed to help student learning.

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The program offers support in different ways like “Homework Diners” that allows after hour help for both students + families.

Photo provided by Northside Neighborhood House

Local nonprofit Northside Neighborhood House (NNH) recently added five more Hamilton County schools to its CommUNITY School program, doubling the program’s size.

The program — designed to support student learning and development — allows for a NNH staff member to work directly inside a designated school to provide programming + support services to the children, families, and community. Services include stability support (rent and utility assistance), access to NNH’s food pantry and school Care Closets, and enriching afterschool programs.

After being launched in 2017 at Red Bank High School, the program’s expansion is in collaboration with Hamilton County School’s Community Forward strategy.

Schools currently in the CommUNITY program are Hixson, Red Bank, and Soddy Daisy feeder pattern schools — elementary, middle, and high school — plus Sale Creek Middle/High School.

Read the impact report from the 2022-23 school year.