Take your Learning on the Road

Field Trips are a chance for students from across the Sullivan network to meet-up in a city and learn more from local social entrepreneurs and changemakers.

From March 2-4, 2018, we are heading to Chattanooga to learn from some of the incredible organizations and social enterprises that are based in the city. Chattanooga has an incredible history of investing in and supporting social entrepreneurs. Over the course of the weekend, we will be able to visit and speak with a significant number of founders and organizations to learn more about their work.

Who You Get to Meet

We will be sharing more of the organizations and social ventures you will get the chance to meet throughout the month. Please check back to get a sense of who we will be visiting.


We’ll kick our day off by visiting the team at CO.LAB who are a nonprofit startup accelerator that supports entrepreneurial growth in southeast Tennessee. They work with companies ranging from street-corner mom and pop shops to tech startups scaling into major markets. No one has a better pulse on the Chattanooga entrepreneurial ecosystem than this org!


We’ll then head over to meet the staff at Causeway, who through an entrepreneurial approach, inspire and equip Chattanoogans to develop smarter solutions to their city’s toughest challenges.

Glass House Collective

Glass House Collective (GHC) was founded in 2012 to “bring life back to Glass Street and Glass Street back to life” through artist-led and community involved projects.  GHC’s work recognizes and celebrates the distinctiveness of Glass Street’s people, place and culture with the goal to inspire, support and ignite the spark that will bring about positive community change.

Mad Priest Coffee Company

For a pit stop, we’ll stop by Mad Priest. They are a social venture dedicated to high quality coffee and working with individuals who have been displaced. They employ refugees resettled in and around Chattanooga and are see their role as educating others about injustices and humanitarian crises around the world.



March 2-4, 2018
Registration closes February 21. However, the hotel room block officially closes February 2, so you may want to book sooner.
  • Schools can arrive any time Friday evening, allowing students to leave once classes are over.
  • Activities and site visits begin Saturday morning at 8am and will end Sunday at 11:30am.


  • Ticket price includes meals on Saturday lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be provided at the hotel.
  • Schools must pay for travel and accommodation on their own (see details on the hotel block below).


Saturday, March 3
  • 8:00 am               Breakfast at hotel
  • 9:00 am               Visit Placemaking & Arts orgs
  • 11:30 am              Lunch at Miller Park
  • 1:30 pm                Visit Entrepreneurship & Innovation orgs
  • 5:00 pm               Visit Sustainability orgs
  • 7:00 pm               Dinner at Treehouse
Sunday, March 4
  • 8:00 am               Breakfast at hotel
  • 9:00 am               Visit Innovation Center
  • 9:30 am               Ideation Workshop
  • 11:30 am              Drive Home


Sullivan Foundation has reserved a hotel block at the ‘Staybridge Suites Downtown Chattanooga’ that will be open until February 2, 2018. The room rate is $129/night plus taxes and fees. You can choose from either:

  • One–Bedroom Double with (2) Full Beds and (1) Sleeper Sofa
  • Queen Studio with (1) Queen Bed and (1) Sleeper Sofa

Reservations can be made for the “Sullivan Foundation” by calling the hotel direct at 423-267-0900, or through the Central Reservations System at 800-238-8000.

You may also use the code “SFS” when booking online. Once the block is full, participants will be responsible for finding and booking alternative accommodation in the city.