The Center offers an after-school program for ages 5-12. The program focuses on homework completion, tutoring, and creative play within a safe environment.
The Bethlehem Center runs a preschool program for children 2-4 years old. This program promotes school readiness along with social skills. Children flourish in this friendly, caring, and safe atmosphere.
The Bethlehem Center is a United Way Agency, as well as a partner in the Communities of Shalom in Jackson, Mississippi. The goals of the Communities of Shalom are spiritual growth, economic development, multicultural relationships, and healing and wholeness. The Center encourages working across the faultlines of race, gender, and denomination that hinder progress.
During tax season we are a Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site. On Saturdays during this time, the Center is open to help file individual or family income taxes without charge.
What We Do
The Bethlehem Center is a community center in the heart of one of the poorest areas of Jackson. The Center attempts to aide the neighborhood and low-income families by offering affordable childcare, by our involvement in the community and its local coalitions, and by providing a strong faith presence in our area.
The Bethlehem Center is continuing to grow and to expand its outreach by developing new programs to:
(1) build and serve the community, and
(2) promote academic achievement.