BBBS NEWS

September 15, 2022

Enrique Davey Reflects on Hispanic Heritage Month

My name is Enrique, and currently, I am the only Bilingual Match Support Specialist on the team. A personal reason behind applying for this job was to be able to connect with Hispanic families in our community, as I have recently moved to the Greater Chattanooga area. As part of my job, I regularly speak with families who trust us in working alongside them, their kids, and our volunteers. From the start, I noticed that even though there are only a handful of Hispanic families in our Community-Based program, all of them have been part of it for several years, which made me wonder what the reasons behind this were.

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September 6, 2022

Hiring: Enrollment & Matching Specialist

The Enrollment and Matching Specialist position is a full-time position responsible for overseeing and supporting youth, volunteers, and parents/guardians through the Enrollment process. This includes interviewing and assessing to determine eligibility and make appropriate matches. This position reports directly to the Chief Program Officer. This is a hybrid role requiring a blend of virtual and on-site work.This job requires some evening/weekend work in order to be flexible with volunteer/family schedules.

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August 2, 2022

Hiring: Bradley County Program Specialist

The Bradley County Program Specialist is a part-time (30 hours/week) position that works with the Program team to implement all program services within Bradley County. This includes collaboration with local partners and developing new partner relationships to implement services and recruit volunteers. This position is responsible for supporting volunteer mentors and mentees in mentoring relationships including providing ongoing guidance and support to Littles, Parents/Guardians, and Volunteer Bigs on a regular basis. The Program Specialist monitors mentoring interactions and offers insights and advice to ensure child safety, facilitate healthy relationship development and promote positive youth outcomes.

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June 17, 2022

BBBS of Greater Chattanooga Holds 29th Annual Bass Fishing Tournament

Congratulations to the winners of our 29th Annual Bass Fishing Tournament! We had 8 matches join us for the competition, which was held on January 4th at Harrison Bay Park. The event was sponsored by local bass anglers Warren Behlau and Ed Ricklefs.

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June 7, 2022

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga to break ground on new Mentoring Hub

Big Brothers Big Sisters of GreaterChattanooga will break ground on the renovation and expansion of their current space at 2015 Bailey Ave on June 9. The groundbreaking ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m., will launch the community phase of fundraising for the Warner Mentoring Hub.

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February 18, 2022

Mentoring Collective Kick-Off with Kingdom Partners

The Mentoring Collective will kick-off with a Press Conference on Tuesday, February 22nd at 11 am at Hardy Elementary School. United Way of Greater Chattanooga, The City of Chattanooga, Kingdom Partners, and Big Brothers Big Sisters will each speak to the importance of this new city-wide initiative. The Mentoring Collective aims to mobilize the faith-community to mentor youth. The Mentoring Collective will partner with churches to employ Mentoring Coordinators in churches with a goal of recruiting mentors for multiple community partners that currently provide mentoring services to youth. Mentors and mentees will be paired in mentoring relationships through local organizations with group or individual mentoring.

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April 21, 2021

BBBS of Greater Chattanooga establishes a Diversity Task Force led by a newly created position – Diversity Partnerships Manager

Edward Ellis, III began his work with BBBSGC in 2014.

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March 31, 2021

Chattanooga Matches named as the 2021 Tennessee Bigs & Littles of the Year

Each year, Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies honor two outstanding matches: Big Brother/Little Brother and Big Sister/Little Sister to serve as the statewide representatives for the National Big/Little of the Year Awards held in late June

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January 22, 2021

Tennessee Department of Human Services Announces $1 Million in Grants to Area Big Brothers Big Sisters Affiliates

Grant dollars will serve the needs of parents and their children across East Tennessee

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