Community Partners

How Organizations and Businesses Can Support Metro Schools

Helping every child in Nashville 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:


Organizations You Can Connect with to See Students Thrive

If you would like to support Metro Schools your options include working directly with us or participating through the opportunities created by our community partners. Whichever option you choose, we welcome you and thank you for your commitment to Nashville's students.


Connect with MNPS-Led Initiatives 

  • Our district's Community Achieves initiative is led by the district's Support Services Department,
    to link students and families to enrichment opportunities and vital community resources. Our team works with volunteers, community services, nonprofits and companies.

Connect with Our Partners

  • Alignment Nashville coordinates resource and planning support to assist the district's administration.
  • PENCIL coordinates community partnerships called PENCIL Partners and volunteerism with MNPS to provide students with experiential learning opportunities, caring adult mentors and tutors, celebratory moments, school supplies, and more.
  • Hands on Nashville lists volunteer opportunities that are 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.
  • The Nashville Public Education Foundation advocates for change, serving MNPS as a consulting partner, promoting excellence and innovation, and bringing together stakeholders to drive community solutions. 
  • Organizations like United Way and Hands On Nashville coordinate employer-sponsored volunteer efforts directly in our schools.