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It’s time to wake up.

Of the more than 6 million people who call Tennessee home, 52 percent are female and 23 percent are children under the age of 18—but they’re often underrepresented or not represented at all in today’s political and policy decisions. Women and children in Tennessee need a voice.

AWAKE advocates for the advancement of women and kids by effecting local and state policy through education, outreach, and research.  Our strategic approach fosters unique partnerships with organizations, communities & elected officials to ensure that the interests of the women and children in Tennessee are heard.

We are doers. Since 2014, we have educated 100s of Middle Tennessee students on healthy relationships and aspects of personal finance. We have also passed six pieces of legislation that directly help women and kids in Tennessee become healthier and safer.

Want to join us? Sign up for a committee. Donate. Get trained to teach & work with our students. Learn how to lobby with us & make appointments with your state legislators. Attend our events to learn what we've been up to. If you want to be involved, we always have an opportunity for you. 

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    Come teach with us!

    Always wanted to get involved with AWAKE's educational programming, but you've been too busy to join us before? We have a new opportunity for YOU!
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    Artists for AWAKE 2018

    You're invited!

    Join us for our 3rd annual Artists for AWAKE, a silent auction like no other! 

    This year, we're thrilled that Woolworth on 5th is hosting us for the evening.

    General admission gets you a drink ticket, delicious appetizers, and access to bidding on unique art created and donated by local, renowned artists. 

    VIP admission gets you early entry (5pm) and an extra drink ticket. 

    Every dollar you spend on admission and art supports AWAKE's Healthy Relationships and Finances programing, our policy initiatives (like our recent Child Sexual Abuse Prevention legislation), and our expansion across the state. 

    Valet parking is available. (Don't let downtown parking keep you away!)

    Interested in sponsoring? 

    We would love to honor you at the event. Sponsorship levels are $250 (Educate), $500 (Advocate), and $1,000 (Change). Thank you!


    October 25, 2018 at 5:30pm
    Woolworth on 5th
    221 5TH Ave N
    Nashville, TN 37219
    United States
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    $30.00 USD · 61 rsvps
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    We're Hiring Our FIRST EVER Executive Director!

    We are SO excited to announce we are hiring our first ever Executive Director to amplify our mission and help us impact more women and kids across the state!
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    Spring AWAKEning was a HUGE success!

    What an extraordinary night! Our Spring AWAKEning last month was the largest and most successful fundraiser in our organization's history!
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    March 2018 "We Won't Back Down"

    “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." -Anne Bradstreet Spring is here (even if it doesn’t feel like it in Nashville right now)! February was a short month filled with countless lobbying meetings, phone calls, and email blasts; we also trained seven new teacher volunteers, and we laid the groundwork for a really wonderful and plentiful March.
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    January 2018- We Needed all 31 Days This Month!

    Happy New Year, and happy (almost) 5th anniversary to us! This November we will celebrate our 5th year of making change while also (hopefully) celebrating the passage of new legislation and bringing our Healthy Relationships & Finances course to more students in Tennessee.  
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