Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Scarritt-Bennett Center

  • Nashville, TN
  • www.scarrittbennett.org

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Mission Statement

The Scarritt-Bennett Center is a place of hospitality, education for Christian ministries of justice and equality, reconciliation and renewal, cooperation and interaction within the ecumenical and global context. Rooted in mission, the Center has a strong commitment to the eradication of racism, empowerment of women, faith,and spiritual formation.

Main Programs

  1. Harambee Institute
  2. The Women's Table
  3. Belle H. Bennett House
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We serve all 95 counties in Tennessee. Certain programs are offered primarily to Nashville and/or Middle Tennessee. Persons visit our campus from all over the world and many persons fly in from around the US to attend various programs and retreats.

ruling year

1941

Principal Officer since 2012

Self-reported

Dr. Jocelyn D. Briddell

Keywords

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COUNTY scarrit bennett, scarritt bennett skarritt-bennett,Scarritt Bennett,scarritt benet racism, social justice, immigration, women's empowerment, immigration

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EIN

62-6048471

 Number

4860683935

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Intergroup/Race Relations (R30)

Interfaith Issues (X90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Top Accomplishments in 2012: 1. Completion of our sixty unit Midtown Place Apartment project in partnership with Evergreen. 2. Unveiling of historical marker. 3. Grew our donor base from 268 to 440 unique donors 4. Continued to host women's empowerment and interfaith events. 5. Continued to facilitate community dialogue through our Diversity in Dialogue, Table Talk for Women, and Essential Conversations. Goals for 2013 1. Celebrate our 25th Anniversary year with performance series and educational events. 2. Build our donor base in Middle Tennessee. 3. Increased occupancy rate in our lodging on campus. 4. 2nd Year of intentional community Belle H. Bennett house for young women. 5. Strategic Planning process.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Harambee Institute

Scarritt-Bennett Center is a place of honest conversations, challenging dialogues, and new models of change that will bring about the ""unlearning of racism"". Harambee brings an entire constellation of innovative programs designed to stop racism. They include the following: 1. Dialogue groups-small groups of diverse individuals gathering for 6 weeks in a safe environment for sharing their experiences and opinions about racism. 2. Intensive dialogue weekends-exploring issues of white privilege, economic privilege, empowerment for people of color and disrupting the consciousness, power and control dynamics. 3. Study/Change models that address systemic racism in specific broad areas that affect all our lives and develop strategies for change.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 2

The Women's Table

The Women's Table recognizes of women. It is a liberating, safe, and authentic environment where women gather to explore and awaken the strength of their voices, experiences, and creativity to effect positive change in their communities and for themselves. The Women's Table will be a place for those who are just finding their voices and for those who have been engaged in the struggle for women's empowerment for a lifetime. Around the world, courageous women have worked for liberation and equality often at great cost. Four main themes: Providing respite and retreat for women, especially for those doing justice work; developing women's leadership capacity in a way that is collaborative, inter-generational, and transformative; nurturing creativity through new ways of seeing the world; and connecting with other organizations locally, naionally, and globally where important work for women is already taking place.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Other Named Groups

Budget

100.000

Program 3

Belle H. Bennett House

Belle H. Bennett House is a 10 month program fo faith-based community engagement and reflective practice for the empowermetn of young women at Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The program is available to 4 female/woman -identifying applicants between the ages of 18-30. A central feature of Scarritt-Bennett's mission is to prepare young women for lives committed to eradicating racism and sexism, working for justice and reconciliation, empowering one another towards liberations, and living with awareness in the global village. These young women live in intentional community with a simple, sustainable lifestyle. They serve at a stie placement where social justice is proacticed. The develop leadership skills with an empahsis in the areas of relational community organizing, social action, and non profit management. The point of the program is to provide space for young women to explore, heal, and learn more about what they are called to do with their lives.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We serve all 95 counties in Tennessee. Certain programs are offered primarily to Nashville and/or Middle Tennessee. Persons visit our campus from all over the world and many persons fly in from around the US to attend various programs and retreats.

Funding Needs

1. Funding to restore our doors that our listed on the National Historic registry. 2. Fundraising for continuing programming in the areas of interfaith issues and women's empowerment. 3. Funding to upgrade our audiovisual equipment in Harambee Auditorium for multimedia presentations. 4. Elevators in our residence halls to make every area of our campus fully handicap accessible. 5. Funding to put a new roof on our historic dining hall.

Accreditations

Affiliations + Memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Nashville Arts Coalition

Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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Scarritt-Bennett Center

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Jocelyn D. Briddell

BIO

Dr. Jocelyn D. Briddell was most recently the Dean of Students at Connecticut College. She also has numerous years of facility management experience while at Douglas College.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"It is with a grateful heart that I offer my thanks to everyone who has been on the campus during 2012. I am ending my time through retirement on December 31, 2012. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Jocelyn D. Briddell as the new Executive Director. She is the right leader at the right time in the right place! Jocelyn will lead the 25th Anniversary Celebration during 2013. Scarritt-Bennett Center has depended on your generosity to provide the wide spectrum of programs you and others enjoy. We continue to offer meeting space for other nonprofit associations and educational groups. We plan and implement two worship experiences every week for the community. We've also welcomed divinity school interns and other volunteers into the life and work of the Center. We supported and promoted creative expression through monthly Poet's Corner readings and hosted award-winning art shows at the Center's on-site art gallery, both of which are open to the public. You helped make all of these activities possible. Thank you again for your support of Scarritt-Bennett center. It is a sacred place that provides safe spaces for tough conversations about justice."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. N. Lynne Westfiled

Professor Drew Theological Seminary

Term: Jan 2009 - Jan 2014

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