Youth Encouragement Services (YES) operates three youth centers that offer educational and recreational programs as alternatives for kids ages 6-18 during after school hours, weekends and summer break. The programs offered by YES effectively keep children living in the inner city off the street, giving them a safe place to go where they can engage in social, educational and cultural activities.
The Nashville Food Project focuses on how food can be a tool for building up communities. Through their garden, their kitchen, and their food trucks, The Nashville Food Project’s mission is to bring people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city.
Musicians On Call brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. Since 1999, Musicians On Call has delivered the healing power of music to nearly half a million patients, staff and family. 16 cities nationwide currently have Musicians On Call branches and programs, and their vision includes adding 10 additional cities in the near future.