The Change Center
Project overview
YEAR: 2016 CLIENT: The Change Center LOCATION: 203 Harriet Tubman Street VOLUNTEER(S): Damon Falconnier, RA and Graham Fox, RA

The Change Center stakeholders requested assistance to develop a vacant warehouse space into a multipurpose youth complex.

The Change Center’s mission is to provide a refuge and create a beneficial diversion for Knoxville’s urban youth.

The Change Center provides activities such as a skating rink, climbing wall, movie wall, concert stage, game and activity center, jobs initiative, cafe, birthday and special events space, and an indoor basketball court.

 

In 2016, ETCDC with the help of our volunteer advisers, Damon Falconnier, RA and Graham Fox, RA with Falconnier Designs, provided initial concept drawings for The Change Center.  The Change Center was birthed out of the Save Our Sons Initiative under Mayor Madeline Rogero. Save Our Sons focuses on reducing violence related deaths and increasing opportunities for success among boys and … Read More

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In 2016, ETCDC with the help of our volunteer advisers, Damon Falconnier, RA and Graham Fox, RA with Falconnier Designs, provided initial concept drawings for The Change Center. 

The Change Center was birthed out of the Save Our Sons Initiative under Mayor Madeline Rogero. Save Our Sons focuses on reducing violence related deaths and increasing opportunities for success among boys and young men of color. It is part of a larger, national network of mayors called Cities United. 

The Change Center was created by youth as a key strategy in averting violence. It is a safe, strategically located, center-city partnership facility that provides relational, recreational, leadership development, and jobs initiatives for teens and young adults in an attractive, fun environment. Components of the Change Center include a roller-skating rink, a rock-climbing wall, video games, a movie wall, a concession venue, and the entrepreneurial center that houses the jobs initiatives.

The Change Center is an uplifting, relaxing space for everyone, created in response to the voices of community youth and open to all ages. Connections are made within their walls that strengthen and empower in the midst of a fun experience. 

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