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The mission of the Mary Walker Historical and Educational Foundation is to help alleviate poverty for all Chattanooga citizens and help create economic stability through literacy training and educational activities.
To measurably increase literacy and journalistic training over the next three years and then strategically manage its outcomes to promote poverty relief.
Helping those students that are slow achievers and/or are below grade level though a partnership with Lexia Learning Systems.
Mobilizing Churches to help support literacy efforts & economic stability for One Chattanooga through Summer Empowerment Camps
We have specially-trained advocates who support victims and survivors through crisis situations and work with them for as long as they need, even after the crises has been resolved.
Monitoring, Mentoring & Maintaining investments in Chattanooga College & Vocational Students by awarding scholorships.
Through our partnership with the Chattanooga News Chronicle, we foster journalism and literacy efforts. Chattanooga News Chronicle is a 30-Year Old Newspaper.
Mary Walker was born in 1848 in Union Springs, Alabama, and was enslaved until she was 15 years old when the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863. She was married and had her first child by the age of 20. She had worked a variety of occupations by the time she was 68, including cooking, cleaning, babysitting, and selling sandwiches to earn funds for her church. Walker and her family then relocated to Chattanooga, Tennessee, In 1917. by the age of 114, she had lost all three of her children as well as her husband.
Walker received a number of medals and accolades for her endurance and determination, including the Key to Chattanooga. She was also designated Chattanooga’s Ambassador of Goodwill twice and was certified as the Nation’s Oldest Student by the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
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