Workforce Development & Economic Opportunity Organizations

To ensure refugees and immigrants achieve their full potential now and for generations to come.
The mission of H.U.G.G.S., Inc. is to strengthen communities in Middle Tennessee, reduce prison recidivism and improve public safety by providing comprehensive educational, employment, healthcare, housing and family relationship services to ex-offenders thereby empowering them to become productive citizens. 
Our mission is to eliminate homelessness among our country's veterans.  We do this by providing assistance to veterans who are on the verge of going homeless through our Homeless Prevention Program.  Through Project Advance, our program to transition homeless veterans to sustained independent living, we also seek to reduce the populati...
Nations Ministry Center, as an instrument of God's grace in welcoming refugees and immigrants to Middle Tennessee, helps refugee families become generationally self-sufficient through job coaching and training, education opportunity, and family social services.
Matthew 25 provides transitional housing and support services to homeless men in the Nashville-Davidson County area who have the potential to establish self-sufficiency within the period of their participation in the program.
The mission of Tennessee Association of Business Foundation is to create a better workforce for Tennessee businesses.  We provide program support for the  Tennessee Scholars to  motivate students to take a more rigorous path for graduation and develop workforce habits so they will be better prepared for post secondary and the...
Thistle Farms' mission is to HEAL, EMPOWER, AND EMPLOY women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. We do this by providing safe and supportive housing, the opportunity for economic independence, and a strong community of advocates and partners.
YWCA Nashville and Middle Tennessee is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.   It is the vision of YWCA Nashville and Middle Tennessee to focus on women and girls who desire to create a better quality of life for themselves and/or their families; ...
On a foundation of Christian faith, Martha O'Bryan Center empowers children, youth, and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment, and fellowship.
The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville is a family based organization that promotes, protects and advocates for the right of people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities to live self-determined, meaningful lives in inclusive communities.
Changing lives through education, training and employment.
The Arc Tennessee empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to actively participate in the community throughout their lifetime.
     THE OIC MISSION: OIC will enable unemployed and underemployed persons who are ready and willing achieve a better quality of life through education, job training and job placement services.   THE OIC MOTTO: We he...
 Mission: The mission of the Urban League of Middle Tennessee is to enable African Americans, other minorities and disenfranchised groups to secure economic self-reliance, power, parity, and civil rights.   
UCHRA's mission is to promote a strong sense of community and family values by administering programs designed to provide tools, knowledge and resources to improve the quality of life; promote a positive sense of individual self-worth; encourage responsible decision making; and provide opportunities for individuals to become productive and indep...
SCHRA's mission is to help people in need to help themselves and each other to enrich their lives.
 ICI helps people with life challenges attain personal success by providing life skills, opportunities and support in a respectful and caring environment.  
Assisting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by clearing the way to maximize community integration in its various forms and by providing support to ensure a healthy and meaningful life. Our goal is to promote opportunities of inclusion, safety, self-direction and choice.Future goals include providing qualit...
  The Nashville Chamber Public Benefit Foundation supports the work of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce by creating awareness and education across the community. Coordinating cooperative efforts with business, government, community leaders, non-profits and other entities, the Foundation i...
The Nashville State Community College Foundation works to expand access to higher education and further regional workforce and economic development. The Foundation raises funds for scholarship support and academic program support at Nashville State Community College. Our ultimate goal is to help Nashville State p...
We connect vulnerable individuals to opportunities and services so they can overcome adversity, experience an improved quality of life, and participate in the revitalization of their community.
Be a Helping Hand (BAHH) was established in 2001 with the mission of providing construction and job readiness training to young adults from the inner city at no cost. At present BAHH has become the intermediary that directs individuals and families needing skills training to partnering nonprofits who offer more job readiness assistance. BAHH...
The Arc Williamson County empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to actively participate in the community throughout their lifetime through advocay, research, education and quality of life services. 
The Mission of  Begin Anew of Middle TN (formerly CWJC) is to empower individuals to overcome obstacles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring and resources. Begin Anew is a holistic program working to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in d...
The mission of the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance is to successfully serve people of Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall, Maury, Perry, and Wayne Counties by acting as a catalyst for collaboration among job seekers, employers, and workforce development partners. By developing a system that improves opportunities for the success...
Connect Us Outreach Ministry is a non–profit faith-based organization dedicated to helping homeless, ex-offenders and drug-addicted women transition back into society. CUOM connects these women to established resources in the community to help them regain their independence through mentoring...
The Contributor is a nonprofit, social enterprise in Nashville that creates economic opportunity with dignity by investing in people experiencing homelessness and poverty. We accomplish this mission by printing a weekly street newspaper that:Provides over 300 homeless and f...
Jobs for Life engages and equips the local Church to address the impact of joblessness through the dignity of work.
The mission of Justice Industries is to launch and sustain social enterprises that create job opportunities for the chronically unemployed and under-employed in way that is dignifying, replicable, and large scale. More than just helping people find a job, we seek to help our employees break free from the cycle of generational poverty while pr...
A record 40% of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. The share was just 11% in 1960.And in the schools, over 80% of teachers across the United States self report that they ...
Our mission is to promote equality and expand choices for men and women at all income levels so they may care for their families without sacrificing their economic security. We employ a range of legal strategies to promote flexible workplace policies, end discrimination against caregivers and value the work of caring for families.
Helping teens construct a path to success and a positive worldview in a safe environment that strengthens self-awareness, builds confidence, and teaches critical life skills.
The Pathway Women's Business Center mission is to serve as an educational platform forum for training, education, and peer learning that supports and accelerates the growth of women owned business and strengthens their impact upon the economy.  We achieve this by providing a wide-range of services, which include in-depth business co...
The mission of The HELP Center is to provide ex-offenders, offenders, low income individuals support to restructure their lives and achieve success with counseling, educational, employment, and supportive services.
To help break the cycle of poverty, crime and dependency by providing faith-based educational, vocational, and life skills training.
FUTURO Inc is an inclusive professional and leadership development program for Latino college students helping them uncover hidden rules  as they chart their path from college to career.  FUTURO is where preparation and opportunity come together to open doors and prepare students for success.
The Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation educates, inspires, and empowers LGBT business owners and business professionals.
Jobs for Tennessee Graduate's mission is to identify students who face barriers to graduation, guiding each one toward post-secondary education, a meaningful career, and productive adulthood.  Its purpose is to improve young lives forever.