Make plans to join us for 2019's Spring AWAKEning

Our Spring AWAKEning is BACK! Continue reading

Mark your calendars for The Big Payback!

It's almost that time of the year again when Tennesseans show how generous they are by supporting the work of hundreds of local nonprofits. For the third straight year, we are participating and would appreciate your donations on May 2. So throw those pennies in a jar and mark your calendars now to give to AWAKE for the The Big Payback! More information on The Big Payback: The Big Payback is a community-wide, 24-hour online giving challenge hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. This charitable event will help area nonprofits raise much-needed dollars and bring awareness to pressing needs in our community. In the past five years, The Big Payback has helped raise more than $12.5 million for more than 1,000 local nonprofits – including schools and religious institutions. Participating organizations have received gifts from 24,716 NEW donors they may have not otherwise reached. On Thursday, May 2nd, let’s show everyone just how generous Middle Tennessee residents are when we support each other. 

Artists for AWAKE Officially Our Biggest Fundraiser EVER!

What an unbelievable night for art and progress!  Continue reading

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! Continue reading

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! Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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.   Continue reading

Women's March 2.0 Power Together TN

AWAKE is proud to be involved again with the Women's March in Nashville on January 20th. In the year since the incredible Women's March and its sisters marches that became the largest organized protest ever, Power Together & the Women's March organizers are upping the expectations with an entire day's worth of activities.  Continue reading

A busy November

November recap: New partnerships, our largest fundraiser, a new board, & looking ahead to 2018! Continue reading

Calling all lawyers! C.A.R.E. Truancy training coming up in October!

Want to get involved in our truancy program? The time is now!   Hear from our own Sara Beth Myers as well as the Honorable Sheila Calloway and Honorable Jennifer Wade as they provide details on the C.A.R.E program (developed in conjunction with Metro Nashville Public School and the Metro Student Attendance Center). You will receive CLE credit, the training is free, and there is breakfast!  For more details and to register, head to: https://www.nashvillebar.org/index.cfm?pg=events&evAction=showDetail&eid=49198&evSubAction=listAll.    Continue reading