Engaging today’s students.
Empowering tomorrow’s leaders.

The Urban Alliance, an initiative of Johnson University, partners with like-minded organizations in urban Knoxville to engage and empower emerging community leaders through inspiring educational experiences.

Uniting Johnson University’s strengths in higher education with the strengths of its community partners, the Urban Alliance offers programs involving science, community mentors, vocational discernment, leadership development, and asset-based research.

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Johnson University and KIBI launch ExtendEd Knoxville

Johnson University educates students for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations. Johnson University is extending its reach once again. [...]

Future of Hope Institute Finds New Director

Dametraus Jaggers Joins Johnson University Faculty as an Assistant Professor and as the Director of the Urban Alliance’s Future of Hope Institute After a national search, Johnson University has selected Dametraus Jaggers to be the [...]

Johnson University Receives $600,000 Lilly Endowment Grant

Johnson University has received a $600,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support the creation of the Knoxville Future of Hope Institute. This grant was made available through the High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative, [...]

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