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 Towne Acres 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
Left to Right: Noah Gaylor (Center Director), Lauren Canary (Finance Coordinator), Callie Kisseberth (Operations Coordinator), Maddie Peterson (Volunteer Coordinator)
Sleeping Quarters: Gym, Small Auditorium, Classrooms. You will need to bring your own air mattress or cot, pillow and sleeping bag. Center and sleeping area is air conditioned. (In the past volunteers have been cold at night, although that may not be the case this year)
Cafeteria/Kitchens: School Cafeteria, great courtyard for outdoor eating
Showers: School bathrooms. Shower trailer with hot water.
Recreation Space: Basketball court, large greenspace
Closest Medical Facility: Johnson City Medical Center, <15 minutes, 400 N State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
About the Community
Terrain: Hilly, with mountain backdrop
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: $29,656
Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 15.80%
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.