Birmingham Regional Empowerment and Development Ce...

Birmingham Regional Empowerment and Development Ce...

Website: http://www.breadcenter.org

 2057960550

 2057960570

 P.O. Box 310665, Birmingham, AL 35231

Birmingham Regional Empowerment and Development Center, Inc.(BREAD) is a 2011 Kresge Arts In Birmingham grant recipient. BREAD, formerly Bethel Community Learning Center, Inc. was incorporated in December, 2003. The mission and vision of the organization is to equip and empower students and their families for success while instilling and inspiring all participants with courage, confidence and character. We were awarded the Excellence in Extended Day Programming Award by the State of Alabama Department of Education. With this award the agency received recognition as a model program to train area after-school and community based organization’s staff to conduct quality after school and summer enrichment programming. Through our children’s program STEPS – Striving To Equip and Prepare Students – we currently partner with seven schools in the surrounding community and provide after school and summer enrichment programs to more than 125 Pre K through Eighth grade students. In addition to providing services to children we have developed an Adult Education program, STAGES – Strengthening & Training Adults for Growth, Empowerment& Success – which focuses on GED preparation coursework, job readiness training and life skills classes.