The Literacy Imperative®

The Literacy Imperative®


201 Harriet Tubman St.

Knoxville, TN 37915



Center of Literacy & Enterprise™ (CLE) Confirmation of Interest

Learn how partners from the faith community, public, and private sectors are transforming inner city/center city warehouse space into indoor malls for Social Cause and Social Enterprise.

The CLE provides a model (for national replication) of how Mount Zion Baptist Church; the City of Knoxville and Knox County Government; Bullock Smith Partners Architects; MERIT Construction; Smartec LLC Project Management; local foundations and others worked together and created a unique literacy and social enterprise facility for residents and organizations in the city’s center city/inner city.

Partnership Interest

Knoxville Literacy
Download Partner/Support Form to Print and mail to:
The Literacy Imperative, Inc.
201 Harriet Tubman Street
Knoxville, TN 37915
Attention: CLE Design/Build Group

Complete and submit the Partner/Support Form below. The submission of this form shall serve as confirmation of interest in exploring with The Literacy Imperative®’s Design/Build Group, the merits of developing a Center of Literacy & Enterprise™ for an underserved community.






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Bullock Smith Partners Merit Construction Smartec, LLC
The Literacy Imperative Design/Build Group

The Literacy Imperative®, Inc. is a national faith-based nonprofit 501 (c) 3 tax exempt literacy and social enterprise organization. The Center of Literacy & Enterprise™ and Family Library™ are trademarks of The Literacy Imperative®, Inc. The Literacy Imperative® is an Outreach Ministry of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Knoxville, Tennessee.

The Literacy Imperative®

201 Harriet Tubman St.

Knoxville, TN 37915


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