CAC AmeriCorps is committed to changing people’s lives through service, embodying the spirit of hope, improving communities and making East Tennessee a better, more sustainable, place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. CAC AmeriCorps is an AmeriCorps National Service program as well as a program of the Knoxville – Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC), a community action agency that has served the needs of low-income and other at risk populations in the region since 1964.
CAC AmeriCorps leverages the skills, passions and ideals of the youth of our great nation in addressing pressing local environmental issues and interconnected social needs in Knoxville and surrounding areas. This is accomplished through empowering each member to use their hands, heart and mind to build capacity in our partner organizations and uplift the community both through traditional conservation practice as well as professional technical application.
CAC AmeriCorps has been in operation since 1994 and is the longest running environmental service corps in the State of Tennessee. We are a proud member of the Corps Network and a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps.
Where We Serve
CAC AmeriCorps is located in the L.T. Ross building at 2247 Western Avenue in Knoxville, TN. Our primary service area, where we have full-time members serving, includes the City of Knoxville, City of Oak Ridge, Town of Farragut, Knox, Anderson, Blount and Sevier Counties.
Our extended service area encompasses all counties that adjoin Knox County, making up the City of Knoxville’s urban-rural interface, as well as counties encompassed in the American Red Cross of East Tennessee’s service area for the sake of providing emergency disaster assistance to individuals impacted by both man-made and natural disasters.
CAC AmeriCorps Received the Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award in 2005 for Excellence in Environmental Education and Outreach.