Community Forward is Hamilton County’s approach to the Community School Framework. Community Forward, a collaboration between Hamilton County Schools and the City of Chattanooga, seeks to strengthen students and families by removing barriers and creating opportunities through embedded wrap-around services and high quality programs.

Community Forward focuses on four essential pillars: 

Pillar 1     Integrated Student Supports

Pillar 2     Enhanced Learning Opportunities 

Pillar 3     Active Family and Community Engagement

Pillar 4     College and Career Readiness

Community Forward relies on strong partnerships between schools, families, and the community to provide the necessary support to all students in order for them to thrive and experience a future without limits.

Community Forward in Action 

Northside Neighborhood House

Our partner, Northside Neighborhood House, serves schools in the North River and Rockpoint Learning Communities. Their Community in Schools Models aligns with the mission of Community Forward. Follow this link to learn more about the invaluable work being led by Northside Neighborhood House.

Volunteer or Partnership Opportunities

There are many opportunities for stakeholders to get involved in serving Community Forward Schools:

  • After-school program support
  • Tutoring Opportunities
  • Clubs and extracurricular opportunities
  • Drives (i.e. food and clothing)
  • School beautification projects
  • Stakeholder appreciation events

For additional information please contact Dr. Cait Steward.