Organizations

Mayor

Madeline Rogero
mayor@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2040

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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AKIN (Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighbors)
https://weareakin.wordpress.com/about
AKIN is a network of people in the Knoxville area who work to encourage dialogue about issues related to immigrants and refugees; to build better understanding among immigrants, refugees and members of local receiving communities; to support and learn from immigrant and refugee communities as they engage in civic and political life; to promote more just and reasonable policies toward immigration and asylum; and to foster a welcoming atmosphere in which all people are treated with dignity and respect and recognized for their positive contributions to the community.

American Muslim Advisory Council
http://www.amactn.com
The American Muslim Advisory Council is a 501c3 tax exempt organization. Our mission is to foster mutual trust and respect among all people through civic engagement, community building and media relations in order to protect all Tennesseans from prejudice and targeted violence.

More info: info@amactn.com

Arab American Club of Knoxville
http://arabamericanclubofknoxville.org
Like most all of us who inhabit this region, we are immigrants or descendants of immigrants. We are a diverse membership that traces its evolution from the Arab World to Southern Appalachia. We are Egyptian, Iraqi, Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian, Syrian heritage, and more. We are, for the most part, Christian and Muslims. Like many others who have come to be here, we have brought our traditions, been influenced, and have influenced. And like most people living in our area, it is great to be a Tennessee Vol! The Arab American Club seeks to provide a bridge of our heritage to our members while advancing cultural understanding to our Knoxville community.

201 Kingston Pike
Suite 6-312
Knoxville, TN 37919
info@arabknox.org


Bridge Refugee Services
http://www.bridgerefugees.org
Bridge Refugee Services is an ecumenical 501(c)3 nonprofit agency, operating in Knoxville and Chattanooga, and is committed to providing protection and assistance in refugees’ inspiring journey "from despair to dignity". We recognize their plight, resilience and willingness to join our community and make it their own.

3839 Buffat Mill Road    
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-540-1311
Executive Director: Drocella Mugorewera, dmugorewera@bridgerefugees.org


Catholic Charities of East Tennessee Office of Immigrant Services
http://ccetn.org/programs-2/outreach/office-of-immigrant-services
The Office of Immigrant Services provides low-cost assistance for those who cannot afford an attorney. Services include: Petitioning for family members, Adjustments of status, Renewing work permits, Citizenship and naturalization, and Affidavits of support Replacement of immigration documents.

119 Dameron Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-971-3550
Contact: Alessandra Ceccarelli, 865-971-3550 or alessandra@cceten.org


Centro Hispano
http://www.centrohispanotn.org
Centro Hispano is a welcoming community center, serving as a source of essential information and as a gathering place for the civic participation of Hispanics in our community.  We bring positive change to the community facilitating its integration to East Tennessee.

2455 Sutherland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-522-0052
centro@centrohispanotn.org
Contact: Claudia Caballero, claudia@centrohispanotn.org


Diocese of Knoxville Hispanic Ministry Office
http://dioknox.org/offices-ministries/hispanic-ministry
The Hispanic Ministry Office promotes the integral growth of all members of the Hispanic community, creating leadership through organization, formation, and participation; to live our faith, evangelizing in all our surroundings, embracing our brothers and sisters, recognizing our cultural diversity, improving our quality of life in solidarity to continue, in this way, the mission of Jesus to create the reign of God on earth.

805 Northshore Drive Southwest
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-637-4769
Director: Blanca Primm, bprimm@dioknox.org


East Tennessee Civil Rights Working Group
ETCRWG is an informal networking group of community leaders, civil rights advocates, area law enforcement agency representatives, and concerned citizens.  It was founded on the principle that unity is our greatest asset in ensuring the civil rights of all persons in East Tennessee.

Contact: Joyce McCants, 865-602-7250 or joyce.mccants@ic.fbi.gov


Hindu Community Center of Knoxville
http://www.knoxvillemandir.org
The Hindu Community Center is the pinnacle of success for the Hindu community and will remain so for many years. This center will be a unifying force in the community and symbol of that unity. Our dream has finally been realized in the completion of our Hindu Community Center.

8580 Hickory Creek Rd
Lenoir City, TN 37771
865-988-3820
Contact@knoxvillemandir.org


Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of East Tennessee (HCCET)
http://www.hccet.org
HCCET promotes the start and growth of Hispanic businesses through networking and technical assistance and also serves as a unique link between these businesses and mainstream businesses in this region.

Contact: Roberto Martinez, robertoemartinez@gmail.com


HoLa (Hora Latina)
http://www.holahoralatina.org
A nonprofit organization promoting “unity in the community” by building bridges between Latinos and the larger community.

100 South Gay Street, Suite 109
Knoxville, TN 37912
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 32192
Knoxville, TN 37930
865-335-3358
President: Pedro Tomás, ptomas@utk.edu


INVEST Knoxville
http://www.tiesknoxville.org/invest.php
The INVEST program empowers immigrants to re-enter their professional field, with a restored sense of self-worth and opportunity to economically contribute to their new homeland. INVEST empowers immigrants to fully utilize their educational and professional experience. It provides participants with a series of training workshops and programs over ten weeks, which includes: Professional English Language Skill Building, Conducting an Effective Career Search, Culture Training, Mentoring Program, Job Shadowing and Internships.


Knoxville Chinese Culture
http://knoxvillechineseculture.org
A portal website promoting Chinese culture in Knoxville and East Tennessee.


Knoxville Internationals Network (KIN)
http://www.kin-connect.org
One City. Many Nations. One Family. KIN rallies Metro Knoxville to love internationals living among us as family and integrate them into a life of dignity, purpose and hope.
ESL Classes - http://www.kin-connect.org/english-classes
Citizenship Classes - http://www.kin-connect.org/citizenship-classes


Knoxville Turkish Cultural Center (KTCC)
KTCC is a unit of Society of Universal Dialogue (SUD) Inc., is a 501(c)3 public charity, nonprofit organization to promote respect and mutual understanding through partnerships with other religious and intercultural organizations and through creating platforms where communities can get together, share and exchange various perspectives in an environment of mutual understanding, appreciation and friendship.

7035 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-558-0040
info@knoxvilleturkish.org


Latino Task Force
https://cednet.wordpress.com/task-forces/ltf
The Latino Task Force [LTF] is dedicated to linking Latinos with organizations and businesses for the promotion of strong and unified communities

Contact: Rosy Noriega, latino_task_force@yahoo.com


Muslim Community of Knoxville
http://www.muslimknoxville.org
Promotes the unity of God through service, education and inspiration.

100 13th Street
Knoxville, TN 37916-1525
865-637-8172
directors@muslimknoxville.org


Tennessee Immigrant Empowerment Solutions (TIES)
http://www.tiesknoxville.org
TIES is a board-governed organization focused primarily but not exclusively on assisting immigrants to acquire the necessary skills to achieve personal success within our society. 

Sacred Heart School
711 Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-315-8437
tiesknoxville@gmail.com


Tennessee Immigrants and Refugees Rights Coalition (TIRRC)
http://www.tnimmigrant.org
TIRRC is a statewide, immigrant and refugee-led collaboration whose mission is to empower immigrants and refugees throughout Tennessee to develop a unified voice, defend their rights, and create an atmosphere in which they are recognized as positive contributors to the state.

Contact: Stephanie Teatro, 615-833-0384 or Stephanie@tnimmigrant.org


University of Tennessee International Student Organizations
http://ihouse.utk.edu/international
Student organizations are an important part of student life at The University of Tennessee. Organizations with an international focus include: African Student Association, Asian American Association, Bangladesh Student Association, Chinese Culture Club, German Club, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, CLIP – The Portuguese Language Club, Indian American Association, Indian Student Association (Manthan), Iranian Student Association at UT, Korean Graduate Student Association, Latin American Student Organization, Middle Eastern Student Association, Native American Student Association, Nepali Student Association, Russian Language and Culture Club, Saudi Arabia Student Association, Turkish Student Association, and Vols Japanese Culture Association.


US Citizenship and Immigration Services
https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. USCIS seeks to secure America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.


VIDA (Volunteer Immigrant Defense Advocates)
http://www.vidaimmigration.org/projects
There are areas in the United States with large immigrant populations but few free or low cost immigration service providers.  VIDA was created to connect these communities with volunteer attorneys who may be able to assist in various immigration matters, particularly representation before the immigration courts, which are often several hours away from underserved areas where immigrants live.  VIDA can function because of private attorneys' dedication to the community they serve and their willingness to take pro bono cases for individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford legal representation.

Volunteer Immigrant Defense Advocates
2108 Keller Bend Road
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-410-VIDA (8432)
info@vidaimmigration.org