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TICUA Impact: Member Institutions are Key to the Vitality of their Communities

Wednesday, July 1, 2020  
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TICUA Member Institutions

are Vital to their Communities 

TICUA member institutions are vital to the economy and culture of their communities. In Grundy County, The University of the South is the second largest employer, providing quality jobs and benefits up to 750 people. But Mayor Michael Brady said that Sewanee's Grundy County extends beyond being a critical economic contributor. The University strengthens Grundy County's nonprofit and government sectors by offering essential management training for community nonprofits and local government agencies. 

"Sewanee continually works with Grundy County leaders to help us achieve our goal of building strong community networks that enhance the well being of the county and region. For example, the University’s AmeriCorps VISTA program, in partnership with the South Cumberland Community Fund, supported research and grant writing that resulted in more than $200,000 in support of an innovative rural reentry program. This past year the University and the SCCF hosted a series of community conversations, with more than 180 community members, focused on defining collaborative efforts aimed at promoting economic development, improving education, and fostering healthy communities. 

We deeply value the University’s commitment to Grundy County and their ongoing partnership with us." 

- Michael Brady, Mayor of Grundy County. 
Source: TICUA