city of johnson city & United Way
United Way of East TN Highlands is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that raises and allocates funds for nearly 30 programs working to improve the health, education and financial stability of our local families. We bring people and organizations together to do more together than any of us can do on our own. Together, we tackle some of the community’s toughest issues. We’re after solutions that create real change. It’s not simple, or easy. But we’re making progress and seeing results.
So far this year, United Way agencies have helped more than 10,000 individuals in Washington County alone. This means that on average, 1 in every 5 homes has needed help this year and found it because of donations that have been made to United Way. We hope that you’ll make it possible for the next family to find the help they need.
Community Impact Fund
The Community Impact Fund will be used to support programs through local non-profit organizations that are making a significant difference in these key areas Health, Education, and Financial Stability.
Examples of programs currently supported through United Way:
Financial coaching. Afterschool programs. Elimination of food insecurity. Substance abuse prevention and recovery. Care and shelter for the homeless population. Providing basic needs for students within our school systems. Access to health care for those who have little to no health insurance.
The Relief Fund will be used to support local relief efforts that are activated in a time of community crisis. Most recently these funds were used to support local relief efforts related to the Covid-19 global pandemic.
Social Innovation Fund
The Social Innovation Fund will be used to support new programs aimed to meet social needs by filling gaps in our community related to Health, Education or Financial Stability. Non-profit or community organizations with programs less than 2 years old are eligible to apply.
Our Monthly Newsletter
Description: What factors effect your credit score, and strategies to improve scores, to an audience of primarily young adults.
Time: 1:30- 2:30
Location: Elizabethton Public library | 201 N Sycamore St, Elizabethton, TN 37643
Contact: Bank of TN | Detra Cleven | email@example.com | 423-262-5486
Protecting Your Credit
Description: How to protect your credit from scammers. The importance of having a 700 credit score or higher in your senior years.
Time: 12:00- 2:00p
Location: Bristol Public Library | 800 State St. Bristol, TN
Contact: Operation HOPE Inc | Sarah Williams | 423-764-2226 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.operationhope.org
Banking Credit Myths & Facts
Description: Qué requisitos necesitas para abrir una cuenta bancaria? Qué pasa en el caso de un inmigrante sin documentos? Cómo se obtiene un ITIN? Cómo te afecta el puntaje de crédito? No necesitas un numero de seguro social para planificar tu futuro Lo que debes de saber sobre tu puntaje de crédito
Contact: HomeSource East TN
Rene Yanes | email@example.com | Laura E. Contreras-Alanís | firstname.lastname@example.org | 865.971.1679
Centro Hispano | Hilda Castillo | email@example.com | 865.522.0052
Description: Facts About: Payday loans. Cash advance lenders. The cost of having bad credit. Rent-to-own vs buying.
Location: Facebook Live sessions: https://www.facebook.com/HomeSourceTN
Contact: HomeSource ETN, Pinnacle Bank
Keely Ritchie | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rene Yanes | email@example.com
Laura E. Contreras-Alanís | firstname.lastname@example.org
Money Management Workshop
Lunch and Learn | Refreshments Served
Description: Understanding credit, cash apps vs credit card vs savings account
Time: 12:00 – 1:00p
Location: Kingsport Library | 400 Broad St, Kingsport TN
Contact: Operation Hope| Alan Pickle | email@example.com | www.operatiohope.org
Reduce Financial Stress by Reaching Your Financial Goals
Contact AOF to set up your FREE one-on-one financial coaching session tailored to your needs.
Time: 9:00a - 12:00p
Location: TBD Based on Client Need
Contact: Appalachian Opportunity Fund | Oren Peterson | Opeterson@aofcoaching.net | 865-456-4224 (call or text)
Financial Literacy After Hours Networking Event
Presented by: PEAK Young Professionals and First Horizon
Location: Sports Mill | 600 E. Market, Kingsport TN
United Way Kingsport | Becca Sutpen | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kingsport Chamber | Vanessa Bennett | email@example.com
Operation Hope | Alan Pickle | Alan.firstname.lastname@example.org
First Horizon Bank | Tiffany Greer | email@example.com
First Stop to Building Credit
Description: Johnson City drop in event.
Location: First Horizon | 2112 N. Roan St., Johnson City TN
Contact: First Horizon | Robbie Davis | firstname.lastname@example.org | 423.461.1719
First Stop to Building Credit
Description: Bristol drop in event.
Location: First Horizon | 800 State St., Bristol TN
Contact: First Horizon |Kevin Wysor | email@example.com | 423.764.2265
First Stop to Building Credit
Description: Kingsport drop in event.
Location: First Horizon | 235 E. Center St., Kingsport TN
Contact: First Horizon | Amy Marshall | firstname.lastname@example.org | 423.378.7005
A Movement Toward Home Ownership
Lunch & Learn
Description: Kip Parks from Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation will be introducing the programs they offer. Eastern Eight CDC's mission is to fulfill housing needs for low to moderate income families, making home ownership a reality for more. They offer multiple services including but not limited to housing coaching, mortgage lending, and new construction.
Location: The Depot at Food City | 920 N. State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604
UETHDA | Hannah Marshall | email@example.com | (423) 480-8037
Eastern 8 | Kip Parks | firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Discussing credit and what makes a credit score. What you need to do to prepare to buy a home.
Location: United Way of East TN Highlands| 1907 N. Roane St., Johnson City, TN
Contact: Eastman Credit Union | Sabra P. Hayden | email@example.com | 423-722-1201
Understanding and Boosting Credit
Location: Webinar ... Register Here
Contact: First Horizon
Military Community ARG | Paul Ollis | firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Hoag | email@example.com | 865-824-4044
Cathy Guarnacci| firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Contact Angela Conner, SVP of Community Development, for specific event and location details.
Angela Conner | email@example.com
James Brown | firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Jones | email@example.com
Contact: Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union | Miranda Cooper