The Thea Bowman Center strives to encourage families, children, seniors and adults whose basic needs are threatened by the conditions of our society—engaging and supporting those seeking self-sufficiency as a human right. We educate and support our youth to become strong community leaders. Our core values include respect for individuals, interpersonal relationships, faith traditions, hospitality, community partnerships, cultural inclusion and lifelong learning.
We serve people in the Mt Pleasant neighborhood via Community Education-GED classes, computer training, Health and Wellness-food support, senior services, connecting people to benefits and MY COM -youth partner’s afterschool, summer programs and interaction with schools. Our programs are designed to serve families, children, adults and seniors who need support and assistance in improving their life situations.
Education is Community Strength.
Our adult programs include classes in GED® preparation and general computer training.
150+ enrolled in GED classes to increase employment opportunities
643+ volunteers supported our programs giving energy and valuable time
Health and Wellness supports Community Spirit.
We provide food pantry, Saturday buffet lunch, health awareness clinics & workshops, senior outreach, and more.
7700+ people received food
35% children 0-17
44% adults 18-59
21% seniors 60+
69,400+ meals served to Mt Pleasant residents in need of food support
300+ residents received free tax preparation, returning thousands of dollars to the Mt Pleasant community
Children and Families are the Community Future.
We have programs for children after school and during the summer, Nathan Hale out of school time project, and the My-Com Neighborhood program for youth up to 24.
900+ youth/families quarterly participate in MY COM/YOUTH PARTNERS program which offers teen leadership development, after school and summer programs to keep youth engaged and safe when out of school.
There’s a lot more, too; explore this website to discover other opportunities.