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University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) began as a grant-based initiative serving Pond Gap Elementary School students and community members in 2010. Today, this service-learning program also extends its programs and services to Inskip Elementary School.

Through UACS, UT students, faculty, and staff provide school children academic support services, physical education, music, and art programs after regular school hours. With these programs, UACS is able to enhance the interpersonal skills, critical-thinking skills, and academic success of participating children. UACS also provides opportunities and services to community members through programs such as community gardens, Monthly Meals with a Mission, and adult education.

Inskip Elementary Staff

Michael Glover, Peter Branton, Blaine Sample, Caleb Burnhem, Andrew Almond, Lisa Jones, Chelsie Royal, Beth Durdin, Tasha Mitchum, April Tuggle, Amanda Hyatt, Michelle Gore, Sarah-Margaret Hutchison, Kari Sanders

Pond Gap Elementary Staff

Jake Weinstein, Morgan Zielcita, David Stewert, Colleen Thornbrugh, Jessica Kemmer, Roger Inniss, Karen Holst, Bob Kronick, Brendan Hanover, Christy Muecke, Brandon Zemplini, Ronda Mostella, Katie Goetz, Jalissa Perkins, Fila Munuo, Jessica VanWestering