Celebrate With Us!
Just as the sun shines and flowers bloom during Spring in middle TN, the A Step Ahead of Middle TN team is looking at a bright future too. First, we would like to welcome Olivia Seay as a new Community Outreach Specialist!
Olivia is a long-time middle Tennessee resident, growing up in Spring Hill, TN.
She moved to East Tennessee to attend school at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. After graduating with her bachelor’s in social work, she moved back to
Middle TN, and now lives in Wilson County.
For the last 3 years, she has been employed in community health and has worked alongside A Step Ahead to provide access to LARC methods, so she is thrilled to work directly for this amazing organization. She has seen first-hand the difference that this program has made in clients’ life, whether that be by allowing people to focus on education or career, planning the size and spacing of their families, or just giving them the peace of mind that they can live their life without worrying about pregnancy until they are ready. She is passionate about expanding reproductive autonomy and equity, as well as eliminating barriers to care, and is especially cognizant of obstacles that rural Tennesseans face in accessing care. To this end, she is very excited to be working in the northeastern counties covered by A Step Ahead Middle Tennessee’s recent expansion.
When she is not working, she is working on a Master’s in Social Work through the University of Tennessee. In her free time, you can find her at a coffee shop absorbing as much caffeine as possible, playing with her dog who thinks he is a child, or accidentally killing all the plants that her wife spent so long planting.
Now are you ready for the other news? Here in middle Tennessee every year in May we participate in The Big Payback, a 24 hour online day of giving to nonprofit organizations in our community. This year we are celebrating The Big Payback in a BIG way. This May we will be celebrating our 5 year anniversary of providing services to help women in our communities get a step ahead!
In May of 2016, the A Step Ahead of Middle Tennessee journey began and we have since served over 1,300 women in our community! We hope you will all join us in celebrating the first week of May during the #BigPayback and supporting us by helping us reach our $10,000 goal. We have $5,000 in matching funds which means you can double the impact of your donation just by donating on May 5th or 6th.