Special Programs

While great academics are an important part of the Andrews Institute, our real heart lies in community engagement and a dedication to educating and inspiring others to follow Nelson and Sue Andrews’ example of collaborative civic leadership.

Through our citizen leadership academies, the institute develops individuals to lead the public conversation on community issues and public policy in collaboration with government, business, education and not-for-profit leaders. Together, we are working to build thriving communities.

Learn more about the institute’s leadership academies, including the Transit Citizen Leadership Academy, focusing on important transportation issues in Middle Tennessee, and Music City Girls Lead!, a program for area high school girls to strengthen their pursuit of excellence through classroom learning, community experience and direct mentoring. Also, learn more about now that you ask … A Conversation Series hosted by Tom Ingram, the institute's leader-in-residence.