Community Partners

How Organizations and Businesses Can Support Metro Schools

Helping every Nashville child be successful in school requires everyone doing their part to help. We value our community partners and their contributions to Metro Schools.

Several local nonprofits in Nashville partner with our students directly every day in a variety of ways by:

  • providing support services at our Family Resource Centers
  • mentorship and career opportunities through our Academies of Nashville
  • volunteering in person in our schools
  • donating directly to a school or district project


Organizations You Can Connect with to See Students Thrive

  • PENCIL coordinates community partnerships with MNPS in many different ways, including: matching volunteers to MNPS Reading Clinics to read one-on-one with students, connecting PENCIL Partners to the Academies of Nashville, and connecting volunteers to the LP PENCIL Box to receive, sort, organize, and distribute school supplies to MNPS teachers free of charge.
  • Community Achieves is an MNPS school initiative, led by the district's Support Services Department,
    to link students and families to enrichment opportunities and vital community resources. Our team works with community services and volunteers.
  • Hands on Nashville lists volunteer opportunities that make is easy to sign up for.
  • CEO Champions is a group of local executives, the Mayor, and the Director of Schools convened by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. The CEO Champions are committed to rallying the Nashville business community to support Metro's reform efforts around the Academies of Nashville.
  • Industry Partnership Councils provide a district-wide perspective of their industry area and assist in providing quality learning experiences and resources for students participating in the Academies of Nashville. Each Partnership Council is composed of volunteer business leaders and MNPS educators who meet regularly to identify and match academy needs with community and district resources.
  • Alignment Nashville coordinates resource and planning support to assist the district's administration.
  • The Nashville Public Education Foundation removes barriers to student success by advocating for change, serving MNPS as a consulting partner, promoting excellence and innovation, and convening stakeholders to drive community solutions. 
  • Organizations like United Way and Hands On Nashville coordinate employer-sponsored volunteer efforts directly in our schools.