Scenic City Angel (SCA) is an initiative of Mark Making. Our pedagogy is grassroots and community-based. We help cultivate leaders from disadvantaged communities and assist them in helping others create change in their lives and their communities.
Our leaders are chosen based on their contribution to the betterment of others– the economic value of the outcomes of their contributions: such as when they help others obtain skills to get and keep a living-wage job, when an ex-felon stays out of jail and helps teenagers do the same, when a public housing residents are able to start a business of her own to serve others in their community.
SCA is coordinated by Connie Willett, a native of Nashville. She is a veteran community activist, working with local Chattanooga non-profits for over 30 years. Connie has a background in art and music, and is a UTC alumnus.
Latoya Williams a graduate of Chattanooga State, who once struggled as a single parent raising three small children by herself. Like all parents wanting the best for their kids – she put her education on hold until they made it through school. She went back to school, fulfilling her dream. Her daughter graduated from Tyner in 2016, her son from STEM School of Chattanooga in 2017, and her youngest child is currently a senior at Tyner High School. Currently, her two oldest children attend Chattanooga State, which explains that determination is contagious— especially when you have a single mom who encourages, participates, and understands goals and strengths.
Tony Morgan is a graduate of Howard High School. He is the founder of Rising Stars, a non-profit that provides recreational sports opportunities to underprivileged girls and boys who live in East Lake and Alton Park. Tony is also the owner of Montana’s Deli and Apparel, a small business located in South Chattanooga.