Community School at Red Bank High
Northside Neighborhood House has partnered with Hamilton County Department of Education to pilot the first Community School in Hamilton County. An initiative of Chattanooga 2.0, Community Schools are designed to provide wrap around supports to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of the community where the school is located. In 2015, Red Bank High School began working to renovate their library to make it a more community friendly place. With support from the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga and City of Red Bank, the library was transformed into what is now known as The Hub. NNH staff facilitate afternoon programming Monday- Thursdays from 230-5p.m. for students. Programming components include a healthy meal provided by YMCA Mobile Fit, homework and college prep support, and other enrichment activities such as cooking and fitness classes. The Hub also serves as a community meeting space and will host family and parent events throughout the school year.
Community School at Hixson Middle
In Spring of 2018, we opened a second Community School at Hixson Middle. The Community School is open to students after school Monday through Thursday. We provide a safe space for students to come receive help with homework, mentoring relationships and more. Our Community School Coordinator is in the schools all day and provides extra support to students, teachers and parents. We average over 50 students each day and look forward to growing this program in 2019.