Coffee, Conversation, and Community Change

Big congratulations to our 2015 Community Conversation Mini-Grant recipients! We invited communities across the state to apply to host their own “community conversations” with support of TennesseeWorks team members and partners. The purpose of this mini-grant is to support community teams to host “community conversation” events aimed at expanding local employment opportunities for people with disabilities in their area. These two-hour evening events are creative and engaging ways of gathering together a cross-section of community members to generate both ordinary and unique solutions to a key challenge facing their city or county—the limited opportunities people with disabilities have to share their talents in the workplace.

Our community teams extend across all regions of our state, and incorporate rural, urban, and suburban communities. Take a look at the list below, and find the community closest to you!

West Tennessee

Middle Tennessee

East Tennessee

These conversations will be held in late summer and early fall. Check back at this link as we schedule the dates and locations for each conversation. We will also be announcing this information through our monthly e-newsletter. If you are not signed up to receive this newsletter, click here. 

Want More Information on Community Conversations?

We have already held eight successful events across Tennessee, including Chattanooga, Greeneville, Franklin, Jackson, Lawrenceburg, Memphis, Murfreesboro, Nashville. To learn more about community conversations and the TennesseeWorks Partnership, visit the following links:

This article provides an overview of community conversations recently held in Tennessee:

This guide addresses step-by-step how to put on a community conversation: