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LAUNCH CHA Executive Director Hal Bowling has been selected to join the WKKF Community Leadership Network, a fellowship that is a collaboration between the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) and W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF). This fellowship serves as a way for local leaders from across the nation to connect, grow and lead transformational change on behalf of children, families and…
13 Dec


December 13, 2018     By LAUNCH     News

On December 2nd, LAUNCH CHA held its annual district-wide Youth Entrepreneurship Competition, Pitch It at the Granfalloon. Competing teams were made up of 48 students from Tyner Academy, Central High School an d Brainerd High School. Students worked durin g the Fall semester with LAUNCH CHA facilitators and business mentors as part of LAUNCH CHA’s High School Entrepreneurship Program.…
7 Dec


December 7, 2018     By Sandy Berry     News

I had the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Olingy, Director of Community Engagement at Atlantic Capital Bank who has been a LAUNCH CHA board member for 4 years and served as President for 3 years. I wanted to learn how he became involved with LAUNCH CHA and his reasons for supporting our organization.  How did you and Atlantic Capital Bank become aware of LAUNCH CHA?  In 2015 while…
26 Nov

CHA Gives

November 26, 2018     By LAUNCH     News

One of the things we're grateful for this season, and all year round for that matter, is our city. While Giving Tuesday is a global initiative, Chattanooga comes together to make sure area non-profits have the spotlight on that day, creating the  #CHAgives  movement. Set for tomorrow, Tuesday, November 27th , #CHAgives takes place after Black Friday and Cyber Monday with the idea that…
30 Oct

Help us support high school entrepreneurs

October 30, 2018     By LAUNCH     News

Not only does LAUNCH CHA serve adults in helping them start their own business, but we also work with high school students. Through the High School Entrepreneurship Program students are supported and empowered with entrepreneurship education and a simulated startup experience.  In each of the schools where LAUNCH CHA serves, students work in small groups to conceive of a business idea,…
4 Jun

"Now I am a business owner."

June 4, 2018     By LAUNCH CHA     News

The most recent round of the Business Entrepreneurship Academy saw 45 budding business owners through 10 weeks of class. Our hope is that these entrepreneurs, who are underserved by the community, walk away feeling empowered and confident as they move forward in starting their business. Upon completion of the Academy, we hold a graduation to celebrate their achievements and applaud them for the…