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United Methodist Neighborhood Centers, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 04/16/2014: United Methodist Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: UNITED METHODIST NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS INC

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AKA  The Bethlehem Community Center
Chattanooga, TN

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United Methodist Neighborhood Centers, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 04/16/2014: United Methodist Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: UNITED METHODIST NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS INC

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Also Known As: The Bethlehem Community Center
Physical Address: Chattanooga, TN 37410 
EIN: 62-6066210
Web URL: www.thebeth.org 
NTEE Category: O Youth Development
O55 Religious Leadership, Youth Development
B Educational Institutions
B20 Elementary, Secondary Ed
S Community Improvement, Capacity Building
S31 Urban, Community
Ruling Year: 1976 


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Mission Statement

We are God's people, called to empower inner-city youth and families to model responsible behavior through discipleship, education and leadership development. 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.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $692,943
Total Expenses $655,316

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Leadership

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Ted A. Bullock

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Ted was born in Bessemer, Alabama. He graduated from Christian Heritage High School in 1973, then spent 2 years at the University of Alabama before finishing at Troy State University. He graduated with a Criminal Justice major and Business minor. He went on to work for the Boy Scouts of America for 20 years. Ted then went into ministry at the Downtown Rescue Mission in 2003, and spent 10 years there. He is married to Rhea Campbell Bullock and they have four children together. He has one beautiful grandchild, Remi, who is the light of his life.

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Programs

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Program Description:

The Beth's program strategy focuses on three, key areas: Spiritual Growth, Education / Literacy and Leadership Development. 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.

Program Long-Term Success:

Very successful Summer and After school V-TEAM Literacy and Leadership Academy.

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Program: Bethlehem "Read to Lead" Literacy & Leadership Academy (GuideStar Exchange,
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Population Served:
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
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Program Description:

Outcome #1 100% of students will read at or above grade level by the end of The Bethlehem "Read to Lead" Literacy & Leadership Academy. The Education Coordinator works with each academic coach to determine what reading skills need improvement with each individual student & what material should be used. Academic coaches keep daily records on the progress of each student. Every student's reading levels is assessed 3 times a year. The McCall-Crabbs & Lexia tests are used to monitor, evaluate & track progress. Outcome #2 100% of students will be at or above grade level in math. Our math program promotes student success through sound, proven educational practices of incremental development & continual review. Students use handwritten math assignments & age appropriate computer software to achieve personal goals. Students are tested in math throughout the school year & each student’s grades are compiled for mid-term & end-year progress reports. Reading, spelling/vocabulary & math grades are charted to assess overall achievement. Our 4 Areas of Focus- Education, Leadership, Economic & Spiritual  – The primary goal of BLA is to cause dramatic, positive changes in the lives of children trapped in situations of poverty, illiteracy, violence, substance abuse & hopelessness through no fault of their own. Academic, economic, political, communication, public safety, health & recreation programs are incorporated, with heavy focus on personal responsibility, reading & math skills. Statement of Need: The community has many needs; among them are the needs for access to positive mentors, academic coaching & safe havens for recreation. The challenges facing our community include; a high unemployment, rising gang activity, a low high school graduation rates, high poverty & illiteracy rates, prevalent hypertension & diabetes, a history of environmental pollution & children's of fear violent crime. The Beth addresses these challenges by offering education as a healthy alternative. The students don’t feel the same pressure to join gangs as their peers outside because they have friends & positive adults who encourage them to be community leaders at all ages. They learn the world is full of rewarding job opportunities & they can achieve anything with work. Professional guest speakers open the children’s eyes to ways of living that they do not normally see. Students enjoy healthy snacks of fruit & soup daily. Students learn they were created for a purpose & that they can do good in the world.

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2012 After-School Academy Results *Students in the 3rd through the 8th grades were tested on their Reading Comprehension. Overall a total of 97% of all students are at or above grade level in reading. 3rd & 4th Graders 100% of students are at or above grade level. At the time of the pre-test, the average Reading Comprehension was at a 3.7 grade level. At the time of the post-test, the average Reading Comprehension increased by 3.2 years to a new average of a 6.9 grade level. 5th & 6th Graders 95% of the students are at or above grade level. Only one student was not at or above grade level. However, we celebrate his success because he entered the 6th grade on a 2.2 grade level and in one year he advanced 2.8 years to a 5th grade reading level. At the time of the pre-test, the average Reading Comprehension was at a 5.5 grade level. At the time of the post-test, the average Reading Comprehension increased by 1.6 years to a new average of a 7.1 grade level. 7th & 8th Graders 83% of the students are at or above grade level. Only one student in this class was not at or above grade level. This student entered the 8th grade reading at a 5.7 grade reading level and finished the academy reading at a 6.4 reading level. We are so proud that he continues to improve. Lexia access will continue to be available to him as a 9th grader at The Howard School. At the time of the pre-test, the average Reading Comprehension was at a 6.5 grade level. At the time of the post-test, the average Reading Comprehension increased by 2.4 years to a new average of a 8.9 grade level. *Students in the 1st through the 8th grade were tested on their Math Improvement. 1st & 2nd Graders Average math scores increased by 3.5%. 1st & 2nd Graders are not evaluated by grade level in math. 3rd & 4th Graders 100% of students are at or above grade level. Average math scores increased by 28%. 5th & 6th Graders 85% of students are at or above grade level. Average math scores increased by 8.7%. 7th & 8th Graders 100% of students are at or above grade level. Average math scores increased by 5.5% *Students in the 3rd thru the 8th grade were tested on their Vocabulary and Spelling. 3rd & 4th Graders 95% of students are at or above grade level in vocabulary and spelling. At the time of the pre-test, the average Vocabulary and Spelling was at a 3.1 grade level. For more results, please visit our website at www.thebeth.org under PROGRAMS--> RESULTS
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