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MEETING THE GREATEST NEEDS
will take ALL OF US

Knoxville Leadership Foundation (KLF) has been connecting the greatest needs in our city with the resources necessary to see people and communities thrive for over twenty-five years. Every city has resources in churches, government, business, education, neighborhoods and individuals. No matter whether they’re public or private, we can do more together than we can apart. That’s what “weavers” do, we take all the strands in a city including the communities of great need and weave them together creating platforms where our city is transformed.
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OUR APPROACH TO
CITY-WIDE CHANGE

ENGAGING LEADERS OF GOOD FAITH & GOOD WILL

BUILDING THE CAPACITY OF OTHERS

DEVELOPING JOINT PROGRAMMING INITIATIVES

What’s a leadership foundation

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SERVICE

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*Statistics reflective of 2013-2019 only

OUR INITIATIVES

AMACHI
KNOXVILLE

AMACHI KNOXVILLE

Amachi Knoxville is the passionate response to children facing a risk to success, with a focus on children of incarcerated parents. Amachi matches youth 4-17 years old with caring adults who establish life changing mentoring relationships.
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COMPASSION
COALITION

COMPASSION COALITION

Compassion Coalition serves Knoxville churches by informing them of needs in Knoxville; equipping them through compassion and benevolence training; and connecting them to areas of need so they move beyond their four walls to service in our community.
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HOMEBUYER
READINESS

HOMEBUYER READINESS

Homebuyer Readiness Program is a one-on-one financial coaching program designed to teach financial literacy while repairing credit in a step-by-step process toward homeownership.
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NEIGHBORHOOD
HOUSING

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING

Neighborhood Housing, Inc.’s goal is to help restore community pride, within Knoxville’s neighborhoods, by building modestly priced homes and offering assistance with the purchase price.
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OPERATION
BACKYARD

OPERATION BACKYARD

Operation Backyard is a minor home repair program supplying materials and recruiting volunteers to provide home repairs for needy homeowners.
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KNOXWORX

KNOXWORX

Knoxworx is a workforce development program that focuses on an individual by creating a custom designed employment process. We assess participants, designing a pathway that incorporates their specific needs as we walk toward sustainable employment. Nothing eradicates poverty like a job.
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THE REGAS
BUILDING

THE REGAS BUILDING

The Regas Building serves as KLF’s downtown headquarters. We completely renovated this 125 year-old iconic Knoxville landmark into a nonprofit resource center. It is a co-office location for several nonprofits and serves as a training center for the social sector and others.

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SOUTHEASTERN
HOUSING
FOUNDATION

SOUTHEASTERN HOUSING FOUNDATION

Southeastern Housing Foundation develops and manages multi-family housing for at-risk and low-income individuals and families.
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FLENNIKEN
LANDING

FLENNIKEN LANDING

Flenniken Landing is a permanent supportive housing facility for formerly chronic homeless individuals. Using the Housing First Model to homeless prevention, Flenniken Landing provides a home for its residents with case management services that support each individual as they begin their restoration process.
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Jordon never had a consistent male in his life. It was this fact that pushed his mother to take action. Nine years ago, a 5-year-old named Jordon joined the Amachi mentoring program with some simple goals to learn to tie his shoes and to

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