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Titans Launch Impact Program, 'ONE Community'
On the heels of announcing a proposed new football stadium agreement, the Tennessee Titans are announcing a community benefits platform with 16 local and regional organizations. The Titans announced the programs at Tennessee State University, their long-standing partner.
The ONE Community platform includes multi-faceted programs that reach many of Nashville's most underserved communities with a focus on three areas – Opportunity, Neighborhoods, and Education.
"ONE Community represents a substantial amount of work and effort on the part of many and is the product of extensive interaction and feedback from residents and community leaders," said Adolpho Birch, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for the Tennessee Titans.
"Ultimately, increasing opportunities for workforce and small business development, nurturing and enhancing our neighborhoods in need, and supporting education at all levels was what the community believed would be most impactful."
The team will enter formal agreements with ONE Community partners and make them available to the public when final.
In addition to the ONE Community platform, the Titans will continue its existing community impact initiatives. Since 2018, the Titans have served 135 local organizations through direct investment, programming, and partnership.
Also, as part of the proposed new agreement between the City and the Titans, the team will continue its longstanding relationship with Tennessee State University by hosting TSU games at the new stadium and engaging in other TSU related initiatives, return 66 acres of land, otherwise parking lots until 2039, to the City which plans to create parks, greenways, affordable housing, a multi-modal boulevard, local businesses and more.
Every member of The Waitlist makes an impact in our community! Through ONE Community, the Titans and 2nd & 7 Foundation are increasing literacy among young readers across Nashville. When a new member joins The Waitlist by placing a deposit, we will donate a children's book to an MNPS student, with the goal of donating enough books for every first and second grader in the MNPS school system.
Co-founded by Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, the mission of 2nd & 7 is to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward. The organization has donated over half a million books to kids in need across the country since 1999. In 2008, 2nd & 7 created its own book series featuring a group of friends called "The Hog Mollies." For more information on the 2nd and 7 Foundation, visit www.secondandseven.com.
Programs within Opportunity will focus on supporting local small and diverse-owned businesses, commitments to a diverse labor force and vendor pool for construction and post-construction, loan and grants programs, and other initiatives focusing on economic inclusion and growth. The programs will create meaningful pathways to jobs, professional training, and small business financing.
Healthy neighborhoods are foundational to building cities in which individuals and families are equipped to thrive. Neighborhood partnerships include new programs that support, amplify and advocate for historically marginalized neighborhoods in our community.
The Titans are partnering with academic institutions to supplement and enhance student offerings in powerful ways, with the belief that every student deserves an educational journey with the resources, experiences, and access necessary to create a meaningful path to vocational and life success.
The Titans will make binding commitments to the ONE Community program through a series of contracts with its partners.
REPORTING/COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Titans will organize a committee responsible to quarterly review the Titans' progress with respect to the ONE Community program, and create, publish, and present an annual report and recommendations to the Mayor's Office, Metropolitan Council, Sports Authority, and other key stakeholders. The Community Advisory Committee will be comprised of community partners, education partners, and Titans representatives.
Titans Announce 'ONE Community' Agreement with Metro Nashville Public Schools
The Tennessee Titans announced the details of its community partner agreement with Metro Nashville Public Schools as part of its recently announced ONE Community platform. The partnership features support for both MNPS academics and athletics through programmatic and financial commitments.
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