Community Partners

Community Partners

As a community school, Lawson actively fosters collaborations with local organizations to offer exceptional programs and support for our students. Through these partnerships, our students benefit from career experiences, college readiness initiatives, tutoring services, after-school programs, mentoring opportunities, enrichment activities, and much more.

The Community Partners of James Lawson High School impact our academies model, performing arts & athletic programs, and the greater Lawson community of families in our quest to be the finest public high school in the state of Tennessee. If your organization is interested in partnering with Lawson, we encourage you to reach out to the appropriate contact and explore ways in which we can work together to enhance the educational experience of our students.

Academic Academy Partners

Contact Mary York, Academic Academy Coach

Academy of Art, Design, & Communications
  • American Constructors
  • ASD Sky Creative firm
  • Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art
  • Frist Center for the Visual Arts
  • Kia Automotive
  • Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television (NECAT)
  • Nashville Film Institute
  • Nashville State Community College
  • The Parthenon
Academy of Business & Hospitality
  • Bell Garden
  • Gray Line Tennessee
  • Helton Group
  • Holiday Inn West End
  • Itz a Philly Thing Food Truck
  • Loveless Cafe
  • North Point Hospitality-AC Hotel
  • Slim and Husky's
Academy of Health Sciences
  • Belmont University School of Nursing
  • HCA Healthcare
  • Marian University at St. Thomas Health
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Metro Nashville Fire Department
  • Premise Health
  • TCAT Dental College
  • Tennessee State University College of Health Sciences

Arts & Athletics Partners

Contact Clifton Mitchell,              Marketing Director

  • Bellevue Baptist Church – Football
  • Bellevue Presbyterian  Church –  Cheerleading
  • Bellevue Church of Christ – Boys Basketball
  • Bellevue Exchange Club – Field Day & Football
  • Brook Hollow Baptist Church – Marching Band
  • Cross Timbers Free Will Baptist Church – Track & Field and Cross Country
  • Highland Park Church – Football & Baseball
  • New Day Church –Lawson Support Staff
  • West Meade Fellowship – Lawson Cluster Bus Drivers
  • Zeal Church | Nashville – Softball
  • Faith Life Church – Girls Basketball

Community Achieves Partners

Contact Jeremy Quinonez, Community Achieves Manager

  • Black Achievers- YMCA
  • Catholic Charities - HOPE
  • Chicken Salad Chick
  • Diaper Connection
  • DreamStreets (individual)
  • Extended Learning Program
  • Family & Children's Service
  • Family & Children's Service (bilingual)
  • FIND Design
  • FreshPoint
  • Genesis Career College
  • Girls Inc. - YMCA
  • Highland Park Church
  • Hillwood Presbyterian Church
  • Lawson PTSO
  • Joy In Learning by Westminster Presbyterian
  • Legacy Masters Barber School
  • Loveless Cafe
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Nashville Tools for Schools
  • Nashville Youth for Christ
  • National Homework Hotline
  • Oz Arts Nashville
  • Persist Nashville
  • Shine Photography
  • Shower the People
  • Small World Yoga
  • Southern Word
  • STARS Nashville
  • Ten ThirtyFive
  • TN Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition
  • Unicycle
  • United4Hope
  • Voces de Nashville
  • WeGo Public Transit
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • YMCA Latino Achievers