A 501c-3 Charitable Organization with several outreach programs.
We focus our efforts around these areas:
Integrity Issues of ethics, values, trust, transparency, courage, and Innovation.
Investment in our students, communities, and their future.
Students from our Center enjoy various programs throughout the year.
How do we do it?
• Fostering education in the fields of responsible leadership and social impact
• Supporting research and providing advice in our key focus areas
• Providing support for our local communities
• Being a global advocate on issues of responsible leadership and social impact in The Garden Valley area
The M.C. Chatman Center Childcare and Education Program
Founded in 2005, the Center's mission is to educate students and foster outreach, research, and advocacy on issues of social impact.
The M.C. Chatman Center for Humanitarian Service is a 501(C) 3 Non Profit charitable organization located in the heart of the Garden Valley housing projects, located in the inner city of Cleveland. The center has 11 programs including diverse cultural celebrations, a daycare center, employment assistance program, food pantry, monthly food and clothing assistance, tutoring programs, computer classes, the annual "March Against Violence," a gang hotline, diabetes awareness education, and testing. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting site, parent counseling, scholarship programs, annual school supplies program, the "Inner-City Youth Community Choir" and HIV/Aids Awareness programs. Each year the Center serves over 5,000 individuals in the Valley Garden Community and beyond.
Purpose x History
The center's mission is to develop and facilitate educational programs geared towards uplifting the human conditions physically, mentally, and morally as well as to offer programs that benefit children, teens, and adults, regardless of race creed, or color. The center was founded by the late Anna Chatman and dedicated to the work and memory of her husband. Rev. M.C. Chatman, founder, and pastor of Original Harvest Missionary Baptist Church. Their legacy continues through the work of her daughters who are the executive and assistant directors of the center. Marcella Caffie, a retired teacher from the Cleveland Metropolitan Schools, and Ruby Alexander, a retired social worker.
Childcare and Education
The center provides childcare services and after-school programs in the community to support families and children providing safe spaces for children to learn and grow.
Each month the Center serves a hot meal, opens the food pantry and clothing donations rooms. Food is purchased from the Cleveland Food Bank along with some donations from the congregation.
Annual Youth March Against Violence
The center supports community outreach as an advocate sponsoring The Annual Youth March Against Violence bringing thousands of citizens to the streets to stand and walk for peace.