The Parkridge Neighborhood
Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt;
you shall raise up the foundations of many generations;
you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.
Parkridge is a neighborhood in East Knoxville nestled between Cherry Street and Magnolia Avenue. The neighborhood has a very diverse racial and socioeconomic makeup, as it is rapidly gentrifying due to its prime location near downtown. East Knoxville as a whole, remains primarily comprised of African American and White residents. There is a strong sense of pride, care, and belonging among families in the area.
A partnership opportunity opened up with Fifth Ave Baptist, a longstanding church in the East Knoxville community. They graciously allowed Thrive to use a portion of their building space, and shortly thereafter, the Parkridge campus opened its doors in January of 2018.