Community Achieves

Linking Students & Families to Opportunities & Resources

Community Achieves is an MNPS school initiative, led by the district's Support Services Department, linking students and families to enrichment opportunities and vital community resources. We work closely with partners and volunteers to provide wrap-around services to our students and families.

Our partners bring their expertise and desire to make all the difference in the lives of children and families by providing support for things such as academics, extra-curricular activities, and working with us to remove any barriers to learning.

Read the 2018-2019 Snapshot report.

Our Efforts are Focused on Four Crucial Pillars of Support

Family Resource Centers

Family Resource Centers are a Tennessee Department of Education program developed in 1993. There are 102 Family Resource Centers across the state in 79 school districts across 65 counties.Three Cole Elementary staff members

Tennessee Family Resource Centers - FRCs - proactively engage with their communities to empower students and families, bridging gaps to ensure they evolve together through connected systems of support unique to each community.

In Metro Nashville Public Schools, eight of our Community Achieves schools are school-based FRCs:

  • Antioch High School
  • Cole Elementary
  • Fall-Hamilton Elementary
  • Glencliff High School
  • Hattie Cotton Elementary
  • Maplewood High School
  • Pearl-Cohn High
  • Tusculum Elementary

H.G. Hill student reading with tutor

Partner with MNPS in Schools

Individuals, groups, non-profits and organizations can get involved with Community Achieves and make a real difference in our schools, and community. How to get started:

Volunteer with Community Achieves

Haywood ES community members create a planter for the front of the school

Volunteer and partnership opportunities at schools can be just one day or can take place throughout the school year.

Below are some examples of how you, or your agency, can work, organize, or participate:

  • after-school programs
  •  lunch buddies
  • drives for things such as food and clothing
  • teacher appreciation events
  • beautification of classrooms and schools tutoring


Connect with Community Achieves Schools

  • Use the interactive map to search for schools by cluster, tier, or zip code.
  • The contact information for each Community Achieves Site Coordinator is included on the map, in the description of their school.