Our 2016 Community Collaborations

Music City Youth Orchestra


Project Reflect has been chosen by MCYO to participate in the newly-realized El Sistema program which will provide students with an opportunity to participate in musical education, learning basic music theory and performance.

Belmont University Department of Social Work


Project Reflect’s collaboration with Belmont University’s Department of Social Work provides access to important research that helps us design, evaluate, and strengthen the programs we offer. Social work students also earn credit for classes through volunteer work and internships with Project Reflect, SCA, and PREP.

Catholic Heart Work Camp


A long-time collaboration with CHWC provides two weeks of amazing teen labor each summer. Students help with campus clean up, painting, moving, and more. Their hard work creates many new opportunities for the programs of Project Reflect and saves thousands of dollars in paid labor.

Hands on Nashville


Project Reflect’s collaboration with Hands on Nashville provides access to hundreds of volunteers each year through both individual efforts and service groups. With each volunteer hour valued at $20.13 in Tennessee and well over 2,000 hours donated in the last year, one can easily the value and savings volunteers bring to Project Reflect.

Marquette University


For many years, students from Marquette University have spent their spring breaks volunteering at Project Reflect and SCA. These university students tutor in classrooms, exposing our students to the idea of college and providing invaluable educational assistance.

Mental Health Cooperative of Middle Tennessee


An official partnership with MHC allows Project Reflect to provide onsite counseling to students enrolled in SCA and PREP. Counseling is provided to students on TennCare at no cost to the families, and the team includes an onsite counselor, a case manager to work with the entire family as needed, and a child psychiatrist for those children who may need medications monitored. Having MHC onsite creates access to critical services for children and helps reduce stress, absences, and other impediments to student success.

Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub


Through an official partnership with the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub, Project Reflect and SCA educators have access to a variety of amazing workshops and trainings for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. From their website: “In order to prepare students for successfully negotiating the world of study and work, STEM education has proven to be one of the best ways to engage students in learning that is rigorous and relevant to their lives. Multiple studies have demonstrated the connection between high expectations and connecting learning to issues close to students’ lives. Students are less likely to have behavioral issues and more likely to improve overall achievement when they are given original problems and projects. When intellectually challenged to find solutions, students internalize learning and are more capable of transferring knowledge to new situations.”

Nashville Ballet


Company_BFProjectThe elementary school programs of Nashville Ballet’s outreach efforts expose our SCA students to the magic and discipline of dance and music with several visits throughout the year.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee


A powerful collaboration with Second Harvest provides meals and snacks for students enrolled in SCA and PREP, meaning we are able to provide food security for children who might not have access to meals outside of program hours. Second Harvest provides these meals and snacks at no cost to Project Reflect and provides the opportunity for us to purchase other items at about 10% of the cost in a grocery store.

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