Here at Scripps Radio Knoxville, our community is our family. So we're taking time every month on all 4 Scripps Radio Knoxville stations to spotlight local charitable causes that serve our community's needs with our 'Giving Light Initiative'. Each chosen non-profit cause receives $10,000 worth of promotional and commercial support to highlight their charity and the selfless work they do to help our friends and neighbors in East Tennessee.  

This month's charity is Change Center

Knoxville’s Change Center on Harriet Tubman Street offers a safe, attractive space for recreation and economic development activities in a strategic, central location. The Change Center will provide opportunities for  leadership development and job initiatives for area center city youth.  Born out of Mayor Rogero’s Save Our Sons Initiative, The Change Center provides additional safe spaces during non-traditional hours for teens and young adults to help alleviate boredom, bad role models and poor decisions that can lead to violence and death. Ground will be broken in April for construction and renovations to complete the Change Center, positioning the space to be a key element in reducing crime and violence by offering positive alternatives through community partnerships. Their goal is to create a healthy, vital community where life is valued, youth are safe, and hope is real…to make a positive impact on the city from within the urban community through entrepreneurial mentor-ship, job initiatives and training, and the establishment of a fun, safe place that creates real opportunities for youth living in areas with concentrated challenges.  Good jobs can create economic change, which in turn build stronger communities, and stronger communities transform cities.  You have an opportunity to be a part of creating positive change and hope by supporting the Change Center. 

Click here to learn more about the Change Center.

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