Tutoring
 
 

Bags of Blessings is a backpack feeding program designed to address childhood hunger on a local level. The program provides weekend meals for children attending New Hope Elementary/Middle, Owens Cross Roads Elementary and Madison County Elementary.  We believe children who depend on school-provided meals have little or no access to food on weekend. 

Bags of Blessing's volunteers assemble bags of food for children identified by the school as being at high risk for hunger. On Fridays the bags are discretely placed in the children's backpacks, providing them food when other resources may not be available. These children can return to school on Monday ready to learn.

For more information, please contact:

Ror NHES or OCRES.: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
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Sisters of Faith Mentoring Program

Sisters of Faith Mentoring Program

Sisters of Faith is a Christ centered mentoring program designed especially for girls at NHES grades 4 through 6. The program is designed to create a partnership between parents, teachers, counselors, and mentors that encourages each girl to develop and reach for her dreams. The purpose of the mentor-child relationship is to promote self-esteem, encourage positive life building behaviors including healthy relationships, and develop purposeful life goals such as a high school diploma and college. Sisters of Faith strives to develop servant leaders who will help build and sustain our community. For more information contact Sarah Crain at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

NHES/CARE Center Science Lab

NHES/CARE Center Science Lab

The CARE Center, in partnership with New Hope Elementary, created a state of the art science lab for children in grades k-8th. The purpose of this lab is to increase test scores in science and give students an opportunity to see the possibilities that science can offer. Research demonstrates that science can successfully reach struggling students. An interest in science will also help them excel in reading, writing, and math. To see a our Wish List for the Science Lab and Greenhouse, click here. For more info on this lab or to volunteer, please contact Melinda Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Summer Camp Sponsorships

Summer Camp Scholarships

The CARE Center sponsored several high school youth to attend various Christian based summer camps in ’10 and '11. They had the time of their lives and many of those made the decision to accept Christ into their lives. Praise God! The CARE Center also sponsored children to attend a local science based camp called Camp Invention in June ’10. This camp gave the children an opportunity to create, dream, invent, and get excited about learning. This summer we are hosting Camp Invention right at NHES. For more information, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CARE Packs

CARE Packs

This ministry helps provide children with school supplies needed to have a successful school year.  Parents sign up at the end of the school year and pay $7 to register their child. Right before school starts students can come with their families to pick up their back pack and school supplies.  This model affirms the parents and allows them to maintain their dignity to pay a reduced price while helping their children walk into school with one less barrier.  This also allows the students to focus their energy on learning.  Volunteers are matched with a child anonymously.  They fill the backpack with all the needed materials based on age, grade, and gender.  For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Tutoring

Tutoring

One student, once a week, for one hour - one-on-one tutoring changes lives. Tutoring raises literacy rates, increases SAT scores, and dramatically affects the confidence and self-esteem of the student. The CARE Center has 3 established tutoring programs at New Hope Elementary, Owens Cross Roads Elementary, and Madison County Elementary. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for New Hope Elementary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for Owens Cross Roads Elementary, and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for Madison County Elementary tutoring opportunities.

21st Century Learning Center

21st Century Learning Center

The CARE Center, in participation with New Hope Elementary School, has been awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. This program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, like reading, math and science; it offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.  For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Sisters of Faith Mentoring Program

General Education Development (GED)

Free GED on campus at The CARE Center for adults every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30am - 1:30pm.  Stop in at 5439 Main Drive.  No appointment needed.  For more information, contact instructor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CARE Center/NHHS Summer Intern Program

CARE Center/NHHS Summer Intern Program

The CARE Center, in partnership with Tara Manufacturing started a summer intern program for students at NHHS in '10. The summer program included students working at Tara Manufacturing, attending classes on goal setting, completing Dave Ramsey for Teens Financial Class, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, and volunteering at the CARE Center. Several students from NHHS successfully went through this program. For more info, contact Tara Furlough at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    

NHHS/CARE Center Partnership

Scholarships

The CARE Center partners with New Hope and Madison County High Schools to offer several scholarships valued from $500-$1000. 

Visit our Scholarships page to apply, and for more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NHHS/CARE Center Partnership
 

LAUNCH 

The mission of the LAUNCH program is to increase the number of prepared, qualified youth entering the workforce so that North Alabama can experience continued economic prosperity. A professional team of coordinators and professional counselors work with each participant to:

  • Assess and remediate academic deficiencies
  • Survey and explore career interests
  • Develop educational and career goals
  • Assist with enrollment in training and degree programs
  • Facilitate work experiences and job shadowing
  • Engage each participant in leadership programs, including work readiness, personal finance and success skills
  • Help participants gain meaningful and self-sustaining employment

Launch is funded under the Workforce Investment Act through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs in partnership with the Mental Health Center of Madison County.  For more info contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Aneisha will be at The CARE Center in New Hope on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-4:30 and in her new office at Madison County Elementary School on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-4:30 and Fridays from 8-12.  Aneisha's phone number is 256-665-4734.  For additional info on Launch, go to their website at http://www.launchprogram.org.

 

LAUNCH
 

Boys to Men / New Life Men's Mentoring

Boys to Men is a faith-based mentoring ministry using adventure opportunities and projects to stimulate positive growth.  It is our hope that these boys will be the future leaders of our community.  Through the involvement of the community we can shape the future of young men by partnering with them in their life long goals and dreams and while also building skills that may lead to long term self sufficiency and a bright future.  Boy to Men is currently serving Owens Cross Roads Elementary and New Hope High School, while New Life Men's Ministry is supporting the needs of New Hope High School and college age proteges.

All mentors are vetted through the CARE Center.  They must undergo a background check and meet with the Program Coordinator before entering as a mentor. 

To get involved with Boys to Men or New Life Men's Mentoring, please contact John Arrigo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sisters of Faith Mentoring Program

Esther's Closet

Esther's Closet is a ministry that was launched several years ago by a small group of teenage girls. It provides prom dresses, shoes, jewelry, and more for girls whose families have fallen on tough economic times.  Girls are provided a variety of free services:  alterations, dry cleaning, hair and makeup, and even transportation to and from Esther's Close when needed.

Highlights of Esther's Closet are the volunteers: our volunteer who has made corsages and boutonnieres for three years, hair dressers who donate their time and talent, the girls who organize and set up for Esther's Closet. 

The girls faces light up when they find a beautiful gown. It's not about the dress.  It's about someone who cares for and is willing to spend time with them.

Giving a girl a beautiful prom dress does not lessen the burdens she may be facing in life, but knowing that someone cares just might be the hope she needs to get through them.

Wish List:

Esther's Closet is always accepting donations for homecoming and prom.  Needs include dresses, shoes, jewelry, and monetary donations.  Prom-worthy dresses that your daughter would wear are appropriate.  No bridesmaids dresses or mother-of-the-bride dresses please.