Reconnect and finish your degree


What if every person who didn’t finish college had the resources to come back and earn a degree?

Why it Matters

How We Do It

Meet Your Team

The Smoky Mountain Tennessee Reconnect Community is a program of Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority, and is dedicated to supporting every adult in the region who aspires to earn a college degree. We work to ensure each adult has access to resources and supports necessary to start and finish their college degree. This initiative is supported through TN Reconnect, the state’s mission to help adults enter higher education, gain new skills, and advance in the workplace. The Tennessee Reconnect Community Network links communities like this one throughout Tennessee who are all working to help adults pursue and complete their college goals. The Smoky Mountain Tennessee Reconnect Community also works in partnership with the Graduate! Network, a national nonprofit, with a mission of increasing the number of adults completing college. The Tennessee Reconnect Community initiative is based on the Graduate! Network’s collective impact model for improving outcomes for adult learners by engaging local community organizations to provide adults with advising, support, and a personalized path to and through college.

If you would like to support the TN Reconnect efforts in your community, make a tax-deductible donation to Douglas Cherokee, PO Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816. Designate the donation to TN Reconnect Community.

Terri Conduff

Director, Smoky Mountain TN Reconnect Community