The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, in concert with Metro Public Schools and a number of other groups, is asking citizens to get more involved in the city's public schools.
One Nashville is an outreach effort designed to bring more people — from parents to professional and anyone in between — into the fold of the city's public school system.
“The Nashville chamber initiated this effort because we understand that the success of our public schools affects us all,” said president and CEO Ralph Schulz. “For Nashville to continue to be a great city for families and businesses, we all must take responsibility for making sure we have great public schools.”
Along with volunteering, the groups are encouraging people to donate money and pledge to advocate for public schools.
“Improving our public schools is not just a government issue, it’s a community issue that requires the entire community’s involvement,” Mayor Karl Dean said. “The launch of One Nashville is a great step toward getting more of the community engaged in improving our public schools by providing one resource to learn what kind of involvement is right for them.”