The Center for Literacy, Education and Employment (CLEE) is a $10 million nonprofit organization located within the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Center supports continuous improvement in the fields of education and workforce development through training, resources, advocacy and research.
CLEE supports over a dozen projects both in Tennessee and across the United States with recent expansion into Canada. The Center works actively with state and national institutions, K-12 and post-secondary schools, literacy organizations, service agencies, employers, workforce development partners and others to increase its capacity to effectively support the populations it serves, particularly with a focus on at-risk or under served populations. Our shared goal is to help individuals build knowledge and improve skills needed to be life-long learners and active members of families, communities, and workplaces.
Our work is supported through grants and contracts from a variety of sources, including U.S. and foreign government agencies, private foundations, nonprofit organizations, universities, and corporations. High quality research and evaluation, innovative professional development opportunities, use of cutting-edge technology, and the provision of thorough, research-based technical assistance have given the Center a respected position in the fields of literacy, education, and workforce development.