Ethnic associations + cultural organizations in Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga's ethnic and cultural organizations. | Photo by Photo by Kelly Lacy from Pexels

April is Celebrate Diversity Month, and the Scenic City is home to a pretty diverse group of people with a variety of cultural, ethnic, and historic backgrounds.

Fortunately, the city also has a variety of ethnic and cultural organizations to serve our widening + diverse community. Know of any organizations that we missed? Let us know and we’ll add it to our list.

Bessie Smith Cultural Center | The Bessie Smith Cultural Center is currently undergoing renovations. The Bessie is a history museum + events center that tells the story of African Americans in Chattanooga.

Bridge Refugee Services | Bridge is a nonprofit organization in Chattanooga + Knoxville that provides protection and assistance to refugees.

Chattanooga Chinese Association-查城華人協會 | The Chattanooga Chinese Association promotes + preserves Chinese traditions, customs, culture, and language locally. Chattanooga Chinese School, a language and arts school for adults and children, is also part of the association.

Chattanooga German American Club | The Chattanooga German American Club is for any local resident with German ancestry or an interest in German culture.

Chattanooga Irish Federation | This local nonprofit teaches Irish culture + works to strengthen the cultural identity of Chattanooga’s Irish community.

Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs | The Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs provides resources and information to diverse businesses, promotes diversity and inclusion within the Chattanooga community, and more.

Chattanooga Sister Cities | Chattanooga Sister Cities is a nonprofit that strengthens partnerships between our city + international communities. You can read more about Gangneung, South Korea — one of our seven sister citieshere.

Chattanooga State Multicultural & International Student Services | Chatt State’s Multicultural + International student services promotes diversity and inclusion through various campus departments, clubs, and more to host events and programs.

Filipino-American Association of Greater Chattanooga | Chattanooga’s Filipino-American Association promotes social and cultural services to our local Filipino-American community.

Gujarati Samaj of East Tennessee | Gujrati Samaj of East Tennessee promotes Hindu heritage + culture through activities and events.

Huguenot Society of Tennessee | The Huguenot Society of Tennessee meets twice a year here in Chattanooga for a luncheon, business section, and guest speaker.

India Association of Chattanooga | The India Association of Chattanooga works to spread Indian cultural heritage to the future generation through a variety of functions + activities open to the public.

Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga | The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga is a local Jewish community + a venue for Jewish programs, classes, exhibits, services, and more.

La Paz Chattanooga | La Paz Chattanooga has a mission to empower + engage the city’s local Latinx population with community resources, events, and community education.

Latina Professionals of Chattanooga | Latina Professionals of Chattanooga partners with local individuals + organizations to support the advancement of Latina women and girls in Chattanooga and Northwest Georgia.

National Coalition of 100 Black Women Chattanooga Chapter | Chattanooga’s chapter of this nonprofit advocacy organization focuses on health, education, leadership development, economic empowerment, and public policy for local Black women + girls.

The Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga | The Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga is a nonprofit organization that works to promote a comprehensive + balanced view of Islam.

Urban League of Greater Chattanooga | Chattanooga’s Urban League has a mission to economically + socially empower African Americans and other underserved individuals.

UTC’s Office of Multicultural Affairs | UTC’s Office of Multicultural Affairs works to promote on-campus diversity and inclusion through programming, support, and activities like its Native American Heritage celebrations, and a diversity dialogue series.

100 Black Men of Chattanooga, Inc. | 100 Black Men of Chattanooga, Inc. focuses on spiritual, character, intellectual development, and economic empowerment of young Black men.