ASP has partnered with the Johnson City school system on and off over the last decade and we’re excited to serve out of the Cherokee Elementary School again. Washington County is ASP’s home county – so you’ll be within 15 minutes of the main office and warehouse as well!
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Meet the Summer Staff
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Sleeping Quarters: The school is air conditioned. Half of volunteers will sleep in the auditorium, and the other half will stay in one half of the gymnasium. Twin-sized air mattresses and cots ensure your stay is comfortable!
Cafeteria/Kitchens: There is a cafeteria that also doubles as recreation space. The cooks at this school are some of the BEST in ASP-land!
Showers: There are outdoor showers, 3 per gender.
Recreation Space: Outdoor field space with playgrounds, one half of the gymnasium, the cafeteria.
Closest Medical Facility: Johnson City Medical Center (8 minute drive), 400 N State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
About the Community
Terrain: Mountainous, mixed urban and rural settings
County Seat: Jonesborough, TN
Major Employers: Mountain States Health Alliance (8,610), East Tennessee State University (2,370), James H. Quillen VA Medical Center (2,188), Citi GROUP (1,700), Washington County TN Dept of Education (1,200)
Per Capita Income: $29,707
Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 21.7%
Interesting Facts: From 1784 through 1788, the county was part of the State of Franklin, an early attempt to create a fourteenth state prior to Kentucky and Vermont’s admissions into the union. It then became part of the Southwest Territory in 1790, and finally, part of Tennessee after it was admitted to the Union in 1796 as the 16th state. Jonesborough, the county seat of Washington County, is Tennessee’s oldest town. With many buildings restored, it comprises one of the nation’s most authentic historic districts of the period 1790–1870.