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JOHNSON LILLY PRESS RELEASE (Approved)

  1. 1.       –  more  –   FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE   Johnson  University  Awarded  $600,000  Lilly  Endowment  Grant  to  Create  “Future  of  Hope”   Institute  for  Knoxville  High  School  Leaders   University  initiative  to  provide  leadership  classes,  mentorships,  service  project  funding,  and  college   scholarships  to  the  best  and  brightest  high  school  student  leaders  in  urban  Knoxville  and  beyond     Knoxville,  Tennessee  –  December  8,  2015   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  is  one  of  82  grants  made  to  private   four-­‐year  colleges  and  universities  around  the  nation  toward  the  development  of  high  school  youth   theology  institutes.  The  goal  of  this  $44.5  million  investment  is  to  encourage  young  people  to   explore  theological  traditions,  ask  questions  about  the  moral  dimensions  of  contemporary  issues,   and  examine  how  their  faith  calls  them  to  lives  of  service.     "These  colleges  and  universities  are  well-­‐positioned  to  reach  out  to  high  school  students  in  this   way,"  said  Dr.  Christopher  L.  Coble,  vice  president  for  religion  at  Lilly  Endowment.  "They  have   outstanding  faculty  in  theology  and  religion  who  know  how  to  help  young  people  explore  the   wisdom  of  religious  traditions  and  apply  these  insights  to  contemporary  challenges."   Through  the  newly  formed  Future  of  Hope  Institute,  a  group  of  approximately  25  high-­‐potential   high  school  students,  primarily  from  Knoxville’s  Empowerment  Zone  neighborhoods,  will  spend   one  week  living,  learning,  and  serving  together,  after  which  students  will  spend  six  months   collaborating  with  mentors  from  partner  agencies  across  Knoxville  to  develop  and  implement  a   service  project  that  provides  a  concrete  response  to  one  of  the  challenging  issues  facing  the  city.   The  program  begins  summer  2016.     “Lilly  Endowment’s  grant  allows  Johnson  University  to  not  only  fund  the  classes,  mentorships  and   service  projects  but  also  to  compensate  students  for  the  time  invested  away  from  their  summer   jobs  and  provide  college  scholarships  for  Future  of  Hope  graduates,”  said  Dr.  Gary  David  Stratton,   Johnson  University  dean  of  arts  and  sciences  and  chairman  of  the  Future  of  Hope  project.       The  Future  of  Hope  Institute  is  a  partnership  between  Johnson  University  and  Knoxville-­‐area  non-­‐ profits  and  churches,  including  Knoxville  Leadership  Foundation,  Emerald  Youth  Foundation,   Knoxville  Fellows,  Young  Life,  Compassion  Coalition,  Berean  Christian  School,  New  Hope   Missionary  Baptist  Church,  Fellowship  Church  North,  First  Baptist  Knoxville,  First  Baptist  Concord,   All  Souls,  Crossings,  and  Fellowship  Evangelical  Free  Church.   “Lilly  Endowment’s  $600,000  investment  in  the  youth  of  Knoxville  allows  us  to  extend  Johnson’s   partnership  with  Knoxville  churches  and  non-­‐profits  to  the  next  generation  of  city  leaders,  “said  Dr.   Gary  Weedman,  Johnson  University  president.  “We  want  to  help  these  student  leaders  find  a   hopeful  future,  and  help  them  usher  in  a  future  of  hope  for  the  city  of  Knoxville  as  well.”   Since  1893,  Johnson  University  has  been  a  leader  in  Christian  higher  education.  Johnson  is  listed  on   Forbes  magazine’s  “100  Most  Financially  Fit  Colleges,”  and  among  the  nation’s  “Top  Christian  
  2. 2.         Colleges”  by  Niche.  The  University  offers  more  than  70  associate,  bachelor’s,  master’s,  and  Ph.D.   degrees  across  three  campuses.   Lilly  Endowment  Inc.  is  an  Indianapolis-­‐based  private  philanthropic  foundation  created  in  1937   by  three  members  of  the  Lilly  family  -­‐  J.K.  Lilly  Sr.  and  sons  J.K.  Jr.  and  Eli  -­‐  through  gifts  of  stock  in   their  pharmaceutical  business,  Eli  Lilly  &  Company.    The  Endowment  exists  to  support  the  causes  of   religion,  education  and  community  development.  Lilly  Endowment’s  religion  grantmaking  is   designed  to  deepen  and  enrich  the  religious  lives  of  American  Christians.    It  does  this  largely   through  initiatives  to  enhance  and  sustain  the  quality  of  ministry  in  American  congregations  and   parishes     Contact     Gary  David  Stratton,  Dean  of  the  School  of  Arts  and  Science  at  Johnson  University   865.251.1243,  gstratton@johnsonu.edu       Quotes  from  Future  of  Hope  Institute  Partners   “As  a  leader  in  the  context  of  adolescent  spiritual  formation  for  over  three  decades,  I  am   extraordinarily  intrigued  by  and  enthusiastic  about  the  Johnson  University  proposal  for  a   community-­‐wide,  collaborative  leadership  development  project  among  Knoxville’s  high  school   students.  Knoxville  has  several  quality  ministry  leaders  whose  track  record  demonstrates  a   meaningful  impact  on  the  city’s  youth.  The  concept  of  complementing  and  building  upon  their   impact  with  creative,  collaborative  community  development  not  only  has  my  attention  but  also  my   heart.”  –Richard  R.  Dunn,  pastor  of  Fellowship  Evangelical  Free  Church.   “Johnson’s  commitment  to  excellence  and  strong  historic  tradition  as  a  faith-­‐based  institution  have   long  been  appreciated  in  Knoxville…  Having  been  involved  directly  in  community  development  in   Knoxville  since  1994,  we  [the  Knoxville  Leadership  Foundation]  are  especially  pleased  to  see  the   emphasis  that  Johnson  University  intends  to  make  now  through  this  initiative  where  the  youth  of   Knoxville’s  inner  city  communities  are  concerned.  It  is  a  critical  need,  and  we  are  confident  of   Johnson’s  capacity  to  carry  this  project  forward  in  a  collaborative  manner  for  the  well-­‐being  of  the   entire  community.”  –Christopher  L.  Martin,  president  of  the  Knoxville  Leadership  Foundation.   “Given  the  challenges  the  young  people  of  our  city  face  today,  the  cultivation  of  such  a  leadership   development  initiative  strikes  us  as  both  critical  and  timely.”  –Joe  B.  Maddox,  pastor  of  New  Hope   Missionary  Baptist  Church.   “I  believe  the  Future  of  Hope  Institute  comes  at  a  time  when  Knoxville  is  looking  for  ways  to  help   develop  and  retain  our  young  African-­‐American  professionals,  as  well  as  making  greater  strides   towards  racial  reconciliation.  We  need  the  youth  of  the  inner  city  who  possess  strong  leadership   skills  to  participate  in  identifying  other  pressing  needs  in  Knoxville  and  to  work  collaboratively  with   non-­‐profit,  civic  and  Christian  leaders  helping  to  create  solutions.  I  believe  the  Future  of  Hope   Institute  will  have  a  profound  impact  on  the  lives  of  these  individuals,  as  well  as  our  city.”  –Doug   Banister,  pastor  of  All  Souls  church.   “Through  theological  training,  hands-­‐on  mentoring  and  the  completion  of  their  service  project,   students  will  graduate  from  the  Future  of  Hope  Institute  with  a  deeper  faith,  a  broader  
  3. 3.         understanding  of  the  challenges  facing  modern  cities,  and  a  heightened  vision  for  their  own  lives   and  their  own  role  in  God’s  work  in  the  city.”  –Kenneth  Woodhull,  Johnson  University  professor  and   director  of  Johnson’s  Urban  Alliance  program.   #####

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