2nd Annual Dessert-a-rama Annual Fund Impact Event

The Chattanooga State Foundation hosted the 2nd annual Dessert-a-rama Annual Fund Impact event for employees. Enjoy our video highlights from the event:

We are thankful for our donors who help support the amazing students and faculty at Chattanooga State!

Symposium for Women Entrepreneurs on August 25

Make plans to join us on Tuesday, August 25 for We, the 3rd Annual Symposium for Women Entrepreneurs. Our keynote speaker is Bonnie Carroll, Founder and CEO of Information International Associates, Inc. Dr. Autumn Graves, Head of Girls Preparatory School, and Aundrea Wilcox, Senior Business Counselor, author and Kingsport Chamber ECD Director, are also featured speakers. Continue reading Symposium for Women Entrepreneurs on August 25

A Toast & Roast honoring John Germ on Dec. 3

Chattanooga State Foundation presents Dinner of Firsts – A Golden Celebration! A combined event celebrating ChattState’s 50 years of service to our community and honoring our friend, John Germ. John is a first generation college graduate and has been Continue reading A Toast & Roast honoring John Germ on Dec. 3

Dalewood Middle Schoolers win Science Genius at Chattanooga State, make national news

We were thrilled to see reporter Will Healy’s Chattanooga Times Free Press article celebrate the success of four local students from Dalewood Middle School who won Chattanooga’s first Science Genius rap competition held on campus earlier this month. Healy’s article was picked up by the Associated Press and is receiving national circulation, including in the U.S. News and World Report this week: Continue reading Dalewood Middle Schoolers win Science Genius at Chattanooga State, make national news

First-ever Latin Festival a huge success

On behalf of the Office of International Community Outreach, thank you to our many friends of the College for your unconditional support of Latin Festival 2015. The event was proclaimed by our City and County Mayors as Latin Festival Day, and it was a dream come true for many people within our community.

We were able to combine Latin music, traditions, typical dances, arts, authentic food, a soccer tournament, children activities, a journey for 21 countries for a great first-time event with more than 2,000 people and a Continue reading First-ever Latin Festival a huge success

Writers@Work “Behind the Writer” interview

Chattanooga State recently welcomed Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the memoir All Over But the Shoutin, Rick Bragg and Lila Q. Weaver, author of the graphic novel Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White for the award-winning Writers@Work annual series held April 13-17. Continue reading Writers@Work “Behind the Writer” interview

Latin Festival Coming Saturday, May 2!

Latin Festival is designed as a free community celebration with event proceeds supporting Chattanooga State’s Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language Programs offered by ChattState in the Highland Park community since 2001. A goal of the event is to connect the local Latino community with the broader Chattanooga community. We want Chattanoogans of all backgrounds and cultures to join us in the festivities where southern hospitality meets Latin flair.

Latin Festival 2015 Map
Click to enlarge Latin Festival map

The Latin Festival provides the spirit of a Caribbean carnival with fun for all ages and backgrounds. The Festival features traditional folkloric dance and musical performances by local artists and regional performers, a parade of nations, authentic food court, soccer tournament, Hispanic heritage displays, Kids Zone and more. See Schedule of Events and Activities below.

A unique part of Latin Festival is our Passport to Latino-American Challenge. The Passport Challenge is a fun cultural learning experience for up to 500 participants. It will “challenge” people to connect with 24 educational booths and activities to learn about the different Latin countries. Prizes to first 500 participants–based on number of country “stamps” (aka stickers)! Apply to participate in the Passport to Latino-American Challenge today!

Passport to Latin-American Challenge Map
Passport to Latin-American Challenge route

Schedule of Events & Activities

Friday, May 1

6 p.m. Latino-American Soccer Cup, Highland Park Commons

Saturday, May 2

9 a.m. Latino-American Soccer Cup, Highland Park Commons

10 a.m. Ecumenical Service: Welcome the Stranger, Redemption Point Church

11 a.m. Opening Ceremony & Parade of Nations, Main Stage

11:30 a.m. Launch of Resource Guide “Descubre Chattanooga,” Main Stage

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Face Painting, pinatas, puppet show, exhibit of South-American animals & more
  • Passport to Latin-American Challenge
  • STEM, nonprofit, government, healthcare and legal booths
  • Food & Truck Vendors

11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Main Stage

  • Latin Music by Carlos Colon and His Tropical Swing
  • Performance by Dance Brasil Entertainment
  • Guatemalan Performance by Samanta Bautista
  • Mexican Performance by CLILA
  • Peruvian Performance by Association Peru Chattanooga
  • Performance by Peruvian Singer Sandra Onal
  • Colombian Performance By Connie Sweeney & Luz Bohorquez
  • Honduran Performance by Fuentes Culturales
  • Dominican Performance by Antonio MacMath
  • Cuban Performance by Marilin Perez
  • Costa Rican Performance by Kristine Hale Salva
  • And more

11.a.m. – 4 p.m., Faith Pavillion

  • Christian Music by Instituto CanZion
  • Christian Performance by Abba’s House
  • Performers from local Hispanic congregations
  • Outreach Hispanic Community

3:45 p.m. Soccer Tournament Awards and Closing Ceremony, Main Stage

Thank you to our community partners and sponsors ( logos below) who are helping make this free community event a dream come true for our local Latino community. Also, we are grateful to our incredible Event Organizing Committee & Advisors, for whom without their leadership and support, this event would not be possible. Muchas Gracias!

You can donate now to support our life-changing Adult Education and English as a Second Language program. Click here and designate your gift to: Adult Education Program Fund.

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Save the date for Latin Festival 2015

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 4.57.59 PMChattanooga State’s International Outreach Office is pleased to announce the date for Latin Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in the Highland Park neighborhood in downtown Chattanooga.

Latin Festival is designed as a free community celebration with event proceeds supporting Chattanooga State’s Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language Programs offered in Highland Park since 2001. Continue reading Save the date for Latin Festival 2015

Grow Your Business with the Export Boot Camp

Did you know 95% of the middle class consumers are outside of the U.S.,  and 98% of exporters are smaller firms? Make plans now to attend the Export Boot Camp on Wed., Sept. 24, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and learn how to grow your business in the global economy. Continue reading Grow Your Business with the Export Boot Camp