Education

These partner organizations seek to meet the academic, physical and spiritual needs of underserved children and families from low-income communities.


Bethlehem Center

Bethlehem Centers of Nashville is a nonprofit social services agency and family resource center that promotes self-reliance and positive life choices for children, adolescents and seniors in the North Nashville community.

Service opportunities:
  • meals on wheels
  • tutors
  • building maintenance
  • gardening

Find out more about Bethlehem Centers at bethlehemcenters.org.

Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership

Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership was born from the ministries at Edgehill United Methodist Church. The partnership works for justice and equality with neighbors in the Edgehill community of Nashville through community action, service, and empowerment.

Service opportunities:
  • Tutors
  • ACT Prep
  • Chaperoning
  • Transportation
  • work in the Free Store

Find out more about the Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership at edgehillpartnership.org.

Preston Taylor Ministries

Preston Taylor Ministries empowers Preston Taylor children and youth to discover and live their God-inspired dreams, develop a love for learning, and build joy-filled friendships that glorify Christ Jesus.

Service opportunities:
  • greeting and hospitality
  • cooking
  • administration
  • gardening
  • building maintenance

Find out more about PTM at prestontaylorministries.org.

Project Transformation Tennessee

Project Transformation is a ministry of the United Methodist Tennessee Conference whose mission is the engage young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, support underserved children and families, and connect churches to communities in need.

Service opportunities:
  • reading with children
  • preparing/sharing dinner with interns
  • helping with Family Fun Night

Find out more about Project Transformation at projecttransformation.org/tennessee.

in•time (Teen Intern & Mentoring Experience)

The in•time program (formerly Service Learning Fellowship) is a stipend based youth development organization whose mission is to provide leadership and service learning opportunities to Nashville area high school youth from the Nations (an at risk neighborhood). This program was co-developed by members of the West End UMC Open Study Sunday School Class.

Service opportunities:
  • mentoring
  • providing a site location for interns

Sixty-First Avenue UMC

Sixty-First Avenue UMC seeks to follow Christ in the “Nations” neighborhood by sharing God’s love sowing seeds of home, and reaping with joy and thanksgiving. Central to their mission is invitation of “the least of these” into community and discipleship.

Service opportunities:
  • After School Program Tutors – Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m.
  • preparing/sharing dinner with interns
  • Saturday Meals – hot meal for 100
  • Last Minute Toy Store: Friday, December 18 - Monday, December 21

Find out more about 61st Ave UMC at facebook.com/61aveumc.