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A Refocused Ochs Center For Chattanooga’s Future

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Sixty years ago, what became the Ochs Center was founded here in Chattanooga.

For decades, the nonprofit gathered and analyzed data on the state of this city - from public schools to economic disparities to gang violence.

In 2015, the Ochs Center closed its doors - but its story did not end there.

Today, the Center has refocused its mission with a new funding model.

Maryanne Cunningham is executive director of the Ochs Center.

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