KCCI stands for the Knight Creative Communities Institute. Following the successful pilot initiative that started Get Gaines Going, the Tallahassee Film Festival and Sustainable Tallahassee, the institute was created and funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in early 2009. It’s housed at the Center for Workforce Development at Tallahassee Community College and has two part-time staff.
Over the next 5 years, 30 community volunteers will be selected each year to serve as the KCCI community catalyst team. This diverse group of individuals will be selected on the basis of age, gender, race, professional background, educational experience and their commitment to our community.
In the fall of each year, the catalyst team will select three to four new initiatives to work on over the next 12 months. These initiatives will be aimed at making Tallahassee a more attractive place to live for young professionals in hopes of retaining those talented graduates of Florida A&M University, Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College.
There are plenty of opportunities for you to have a role in one or more of the new initiatives. Community volunteers will make these projects successful and we’d love for you to be part of our success!