United Methodist Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Rating: 4.87 stars   45 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Human Services, Economic Development

Location: 200 W. 38th St. Chattanooga TN 37410 USA

Mission: We are God's people, empowering inner-city youth and families to lead responsible lives by providing discipleship, education and leadership development. Vision: The Bethlehem Center's vision is to transform the Alton Park community and beyond into literate, spiritually enriched and economically self-sufficient neighborhoods, that are safe and enjoyable for all residents to live, work and play.
Programs: The Beth's program strategy focuses on four, key areas: Spiritual Growth, Education / Literacy, Leadership Development & Economic Empowerment. Everything the Bethlehem Center does includes Spiritual Growth and normally one or both of the other two focus areas. But why these three areas of focus?- Spiritual growth is essential to the inner transformation of hearts and people. - Education replaces the hopelessness and fear embodied in ignorance with the empowering hope and courage arising from knowledge. - Economic empowerment transforms people and families from a state of dependency and consumption to a state of self-sufficiency and production.
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The Bethlehem Center serves as a safe haven for the children and the community of Chattanooga. Our children in the community needs a place that is filled with people who will encourage them, believe in them and show them that there is always a better way and the Bethlehem Center provides all of that. Chattanooga is so fortunate to have such a center that will help children become stronger students, future leaders and carriers of the message of Christ that they have learned at the Beth. The Beth is filled with people who know how to lift these children up and show them what can be accomplished through hard work and determination. Chattanooga is privileged to have such a place as the Bethlehem Center in our community and I am so grateful for all that they do on a daily basis!

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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The BETH is a shining example in Chattanooga of Christ's love and care for all. I know what a difference the tutoring makes in the lives of children served. I personally love my visits to the thrift store and the diner! Keep up the great work!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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I find it interesting that the city leaders need to finance expensive studies to determine if there is a gang problem and how to address it. The Bethlehem Center has been giving some of the kids what they need for years; love, faith, hope and the knowledge of a different life. Its too bad that is not available for every child.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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The Bethlehem Center in Chattanooga is amazing for gardening classes, neighborhood empowerment, Red Cross training, support of the kids, and health services. I got the most amazing health detox hydrotherapy session at the Beth and appreciate all they do and are!

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Health, Education and Outreach!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Let more people know about it!

 
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I knew Beth way back when and she has always been a kind soul with good intentions. Now that we have reconnected I'm glad to see all the good work she is doing to help her community and beyond. It is not often that you meet a genuine spirit that just wants to help. I'm happy she is following her bliss and spreading it to others! :)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I live in KY

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I see her sending out email requests for the work she does so I know Beth is on top of it. She has passion.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Every time I turn around The Beth is offering one stellar community program after another. I'm impressed.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Hard work is really paying off with positive results.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

....find out what other resources they need to expand their work with the community.

 
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