The Read to Lead Academy

We have partnered with Hamilton County Schools and have opened a Virtual Learning Center at the Bethllehem Center and Emma Wheeler Homes!

Also, our Read to Lead afterschool program is now accepting applications!

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The Nehemiah Project

The Nehemiah Project is a partnership between the Beth and Backpack Chattanooga that provides underprivileged children with school supplies.  

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Bethlehem Leadership Unit (B.L.U.)

B.L.U. is a leadership development program that challenges high school students to come up with ways to improve their community, city, and even other parts of the country

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Community Connection Initiatives

The mission of Community Connection Initiatives is to inspire and advocate for adults in our community through education, leadership, and spiritual development. We accomplish this through our community garden and market and programs like Faith & Finances.

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Alton Park CommUNITY Urban Farm & Market

The Bethlehem Center's Alton Park CommUNITY Urban Farm & Market is officially opening on Thursday, July 25 at 11am!

The mission of the Alton Park CommUNITY Urban Farm &  Market  is to create a sustainable urban farm that empowers the community through health education, food access, and economic empowerment. 

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Bethlehem Sports Program

  Our sports program allows children in preschool and middle school to be a part of a league that grows together, developing skills such as trust and depending on one another. program currently offers softball with hopes to offer more sports in the soon future. In the past we have partnered with local camps, such as theAlvin Kamara Football Camp, to give our youth as many positive enriching experiences as possible. 

For more information on how to sign up your child, call Demetrius Morgan at (423) 304 - 3891.



The goal of Impact1! is to help participants discover their innate strengths and capabilities and to help them chart a successful course in life. The participants receive faith-based success strategy training coupled with construction skills training, capped off with a celebration in which the graduates receive recognition and certification.
Throughout the week, Impact 1! provides training and mentoring through  professional work projects. Those who graduate from the program learn additional skills as they  engage in remodeling, residential fencing and creating decks, porches, ramps, roofing, and more.

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Partnership Food Pantry

We have a food pantry co-sponsored by the Partnership For Families, Children, and Adults Building Stable Lives program! 

To qualify, call 211 or (423) 265-8000.

Partnership Food Pantry Operating Hours

Mondays: 9 a.m - 1 p.m.

Wednesdays (Seniors & Disabled Individuals) : 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Fridays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

*For senior and disabled residents of Emma Wheeler Homes, transportation will be provided to and from the pantry on Wednesdays.*

Call 423-266-1384  for more info.

Food items needed: 

Ground Beef

Peanut Butter

Condiments (mayo, salad dressing, mustard)

Canned meats

Crackers (saltine)

Canned vegetables


Dry beans (pinto, white, etc.


Spaghetti Sauce




Boys to Men at the Beth

Originally created in 1993 as Independent Youth Services Foundation (IYSF), Boys To Men began as a youth basketball club that served young boys from all over the Chattanooga Area. In the year of 2001, Independent Youth Services Foundation Inc. chose to shift the program’s focus on male mentoring. 
The primary focus of this male mentoring program was to stress personal and social development with educational attainment. In 2019, Boys to Men merged with the United Methodist Neighborhood Center, Inc and became Boys to Men at the Beth.
To learn more about Boys  to  Men at  The Beth  or to get involved please contact Book McCray at (423) 316-0858 or email [email protected]


Omega Lamplighters

The Omega Lamplighters is a youth program developed by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Omega Activity Center Foundation, Inc. Founded in 1995, the Lamplighters program provides boys in grades 3rd-12th with educational, cultural, social, emotional and psychological activities designed to provide good life skills and prepare them to become successful and contributing members of the community.  To accomplish these objectives, the program provides mentoring, tutoring, etiquette training, and career counseling.The program not only teaches etiquette, respect, academics, and responsibility, it also encourages friendship, teamwork, and creativity. 


 Luke 10:25-37 Fund

Inspired by the biblical story of the Good Samaritan, The Luke 10:25-37 Fund helps with emergency circumstances by assisting individuals and families in need. The fund provides support by means of technical assistance rather than an exchange of currency. 

All participants are properly vetted and action taken to assist the participants must be approved by the Executive Board of the Bethlehem Center.