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Empower Upper Cumberland

Inspiring and equipping families, individuals, and communities to prosper.

of people in the Upper Cumberland live below the poverty line
of children in the Upper Cumberland live below the poverty line
of Upper Cumberland families with children under 18 live below the poverty line


Throughout the past five years, there has been a shift to centralize services, resulting in a reduction of access in our most vulnerable and rural counties.

It is our intent to bring access to this new system back to these individuals so that they can receive the full breadth of services available to them.

To view available resources in the Upper Cumberland, click here.


We work alongside individuals and families via Prosperity Teams (a joint relationship between families and prosperity coaches) to chart their prosperity pathway journey with the help of a prosperity coach situated at a partner organization.

Each prosperity team consists of the prosperity coach coordinating support for 8-25 families. Prosperity team members (coach and families) will be engaged in identifying system barriers and gaps that are blocking family prosperity.


Through this initiative, we will develop a Quality Assurance Team that utilizes data from service delivery and outcomes to improve the processes within the Poverty Alleviation System. As these emerge, they will be shared with the Collaboration (the management team that collects data from Prosperity Teams and others to develop and refine technology solutions/platforms to support the functionality, integration, and data needed to make the prosperity system efficient, effective, and accountable.

To view data for any of the 14 counties in the Upper Cumberland, click the button below.


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In the News: Presentations Scheduled to Determine $175 Million in Pilot Program Implementation Grants

April 6th, 2022|

The following article is shared courtesy of Tennessee Department of Human Services and originally appeared here. Tennessee Opportunity [...]

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