Resources & Help

Local Resources

Welcome to Washington County:
The Birthplace of Tennessee

Access information about Washington County’s government, services, employment opportunities and other information.

www.washingtoncountytn.org

100 E. Main Street, Jonesborough (Courthouse)
P.O. Box 219, Jonesborough, TN 37659

Access information about the town’s government, services, recreation and entertainment, and other information.  

www.jonesboroughtn.org

Town of Jonesborough

Find out all the local events and things to do in Historic Jonesborough! See Jonesborough through the eyes of residents and visitors on social media by following #OnlyInJonesborough

jonesborough.com

117 Boone Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659

866-401-4223

International Storytelling Center

The International Storytelling Center is dedicated to the tradition of storytelling and hosts the yearly International Storytelling Festival on the first weekend of October. You can find more information and purchase tickets on their website. 

www.storytellingcenter.net

116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659

423-753-2171  |  800-952-8392 (toll free)

The Storytelling Resource Place is an excellent resource for anyone doing storytelling research! The Jonesborough Library’s Storytelling Collection of books and audio materials are now located here.

The Storytelling Resource Place collects, preserves and makes available storytelling resources in a public space where people may use the resources and view the artifacts and provides a central location where the storytelling collections and exhibits are available to the general public, students, academicians, researchers, and storytellers.

storytellingresourceplace.com

P.O. Box 845, Jonesborough, TN 37659

The Heritage Alliance is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences.

www.heritageall.org

212 East Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, TN 37659

423-753-9580

The Jonesborough Genealogical Society helps build and curate the development of a history and genealogy section of the Washington County-Jonesborough Library. 

jgstn.org

The Jonesborough Genealogical Society meets at the Washington County-Jonesborough Library, in Jonesborough, Tennessee, on the following dates:

  • The 4th Saturday of every month, January-October, at 10 AM.
  • The 2nd Thursday of each month for “Genealogy Help Nights”  from 6-8 PM.

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Access information about Johnson City’s government, services, employment opportunities and other information.

www.johnsoncitytn.org

601 E. Main Street Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

The Gray Branch Library is the intake location for the Gray Community Chest Applications.  Applications can be picked up at the Gray Library and must be turned back in to the library by noon the Friday before the meeting.  For further information call the Gray Branch Library, (423) 477-1550, or go to the GCC website:

www.graycommunitychest.org

113 Gray Ruritan Drive, Gray, Tennessee  37615 

East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is a public university in Johnson City, Tennessee. As of May 2017, it is the fourth largest university in the state and has off-campus centers in nearby Kingsport and Elizabethton.

ETSU hosts the James H. Quillen College of Medicine which is often ranked as one of the top schools in the United States for rural medicine and primary care education. Other unique programs include an accredited program in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music, America’s lone master’s degree in Storytelling, and the Appalachian Studies programs, focused on the surrounding Appalachian region.

www.etsu.edu

ETSU Main Campus
807 University Parkway 
Box 70267 
Johnson City, TN 37614 
423-439-1000

 

The Charles C. Sherrod Library houses the Archives of Appalachia and University Archives. It has four stories above ground and offers a variety of services for university students such as 14 group study rooms, 62 individual study rooms, and a 24-hour late night study area accessible with an ETSU ID card.

libraries.etsu.edu

Charles C. Sherrod Library
344 J L Seehorn Jr Rd
Campus Box 70665
Johnson City, TN 37614-1701

423-439-4307

 

Online Resources

The Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC)  helps users embark on new education and career paths with in-depth information on colleges/universities, graduate/professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships/awards, and more.

Practice tests include entrance exams, certifications, and licensing tests. With the Career Assessment tool, students can map a career path using a multiple-choice exam that determines their Holland Type and matches their answers to the most suitable job categories, industries, and occupations.

The Resume Builder and Virtual Careers Library tools helps students build essential career skills like how to build a resume, cover letter, and interviewing tips. The Career Transitions page is designed as a step-by-step tool to provide guidance and support in your job search and career exploration.

Search for jobs, internships and more.

The Resume Builder and Interview Simulator will help you get a jump start on your application process!

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Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Generations United   – This is a national organization that focuses solely on promoting intergenerational strategies, programs, and policies.

Brookdale Foundation Group  – This foundation helps locate information about state-specific laws and policies affecting grandparents raising grandchildren.

National Association of Area Agencies of Aging  – Offers information for grandparents raising grandchildren.

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Summer Meals

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Click on the link below to find a meal site nearest you!

SummerFoodRocks

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GCF Learn Free

This is a great free online resource for basic help in nearly everything! There are interactive tutorials, videos, practice tests, and more. Some of the subjects GCF Learn Free covers are:

  • Technology Basics: Computers, Software, Internet, etc.
  • Essential Skills: Money, Cooking, Math, Reading, etc.
  • Work and Career: Resumes, Cover Letters, Job Searching, etc.
  • Language Skills
  • And much more!