I am Hamilton - Alison Lebovitz, community volunteer
Posted on 06/24/2019
Eric McKenzie, community engagement specialist; Alison Lebovitz and Christopher James, principal of Brainerd High School “I am Hamilton” spotlights Alison Lebovitz, volunteer coordinator for Brainerd Together, a volunteer effort to revitalize Brainerd High School this summer. “I am Hamilton” spotlights the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers, and community members in providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools. Better opportunities for children today mean a brighter future filled with possibilities for our graduates, their families, and the community.

Brainerd Together involved more than 32 community sponsors who committed time and resources to brighten the halls and classrooms of the school. The project included a clean-out session to prepare for the community renovation. The revitalization involved painting and refreshing the walls of the school. Community volunteers worked from June 15 through June 23 when the renovation was celebrated at the school’s annual Alumni Day on the campus.

“Alison’s work and the efforts of the many volunteers to paint-up and restore the physical building will help our students to excel in the classroom,” said Christopher James, the principal of Brainerd High School. “The broad community commitment to revitalize our school sends a clear message to our teachers and students to now be pacesetters in academic improvement at Brainerd High.”

Lebovitz has been the host of PBS series The A List with Alison Lebovitz, for the past nine years. She is the author of Am I There Yet? A collection of her essays and life-inspired stories. Lebovitz also serves on numerous nonprofit boards in the community.

Photo: (L to R) Eric McKenzie, community engagement specialist; Alison Lebovitz and Christopher James, principal of Brainerd High School

Community sponsors for Brainerd Together included

Brainerd High School Alumni Association
Regions Bank
Southeast Total Service
Southeastern Salvage
Waldrep Construction
New Blue Construction
Economy Honda
Chattanooga Bar Association & Chattanooga Bar Foundation
CBL Properties
East Chattanooga Lumber Company
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
FEED Table & Tavern
Elder’s Ace Hardware
Sherwin Williams
Interior Alchemy
Chattanooga Fire Department
T.U. Parks Construction Company
Chattanooga Area Chamber Midtown
Mt. Canaan Baptist Church
Tom Bible Law
Ward’s Construction
Lansing Building Products
Parker’s Direct Flooring
Key Bonding Company
Huddle House
Newk’s Eatery
Silverdale Baptist Church
Food City
Relevant Church
BBQ Rowe