29 Nonprofits Participated In The Bethlehem Center's Community Connections Summer Grants Program

  • Monday, September 26, 2022

The Bethlehem Center celebrated the success of this year's Community Connections Summer Grants Program. The program provides summer program funding for organizations that deliver education, discipleship, and/or leadership development programming for the youth representing underserved communities. 

“In 2018, the Bethlehem Center began administering the program in order to serve Chattanooga youth and the community,” says Reginald F. Smith II, executive director at The Bethlehem Center. “We have provided guidance, structure, support, and professional development training to selected partner organizations ever since.” 

Two areas the Summer Grants Program focuses on are Outdoor and Arts Programming. Outdoor programs allow children to engage in outdoor education and play to support emotional, behavioral and intellectual development, while also benefiting their health. The art programs provide children with different points of view, allow them to empathize with “others,” help to reduce stress among children, and give them an outlet for expression and the opportunity to reflect on the human condition. 

The 2022 programming included sculpting a functional bike within 40-hours, learning how to use digital design software, mural painting, farming and gardening skills, and more.

2022 CCSG Recipients:

Alpha And Omega Outreach
Brainerd Baptist Hispanic Church
Bridge Chattanooga
Chattanooga Football Club Foundation - Chattanooga Sports Ministries
Christ Community
Doors Open Jazz, Inc.
East Lake Expression Engine
Hamilton County Coalition
Highland Park Commons
Iglesia Bautista de Chattanooga
Iglesia Evangelica Filadelfia
Impact1!
Misión de la Basílica - Casa de Oración Santa Cruz
MVP Summer Program
National Coalition of 100 Black Women - Chattanooga Chapter Inc
Net Resource Foundation
New Monumental Baptist Church “Community Operation Outreach” Program
Orchard Park Church S.T.E.P. Camp
Placing Emphasis Around Kids (PEAK)
Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana de Red Bank
Quarterback Club
Reach One Teach One
Smoking For Jesus
St. Peter & Paul Basilica Hispanic Ministry
The Centenary - First-Centenary United Methodist Church
The Pursuit of Happiness
Tob.Art Creative Painting
Unity Performing Arts Foundation of Chattanooga
Young Ladies of Power Inc.

To learn more about the Bethlehem Center and  our Summer Grants Program, visit thebeth.org or email grants@thebeth.org

Happenings
ArtsBuild Announces Recent Recipients Of Artists Work Grants Program
  • 2/20/2024

ArtsBuild announces the recipients of the latest round of the Artists Work Grants program. The Artists Work Grants program provides funding to individual artists, artist studios and non-profit ... more

Life With Ferris: Mefran Gave A Special Kind Of Love
Life With Ferris: Mefran Gave A Special Kind Of Love
  • 2/19/2024

When we moved to Bartram Road in 2017, I was thrilled when I realized Mefran would be my next door neighbor. My little dog Vic was also beside himself. He quickly realized he could zip over to ... more

Boys & Girls Clubs Af Chattanooga To Announce The 2023 Youth Of The Year Winner At Annual Luncheon
  • 2/19/2024

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattanooga annually recognize one teen member as its Youth of the Year award winner. The winner and scholarship recipient has demonstrated academic achievement, ... more