Who We Are
Begin Anew empowers individuals to overcome the obstacles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring, and resources.
Begin Anew serves the Middle Tennessee area through five locations in Nashville, Madison, and Franklin, TN. The program provides three curriculum tracks for students: High School Equivalency test preparation, Computer and Job Skills, and Life Skill English. Enrollment in our services is open to persons of all faiths and culture.
When individuals enroll in Begin Anew, they find small classes of 8-10 students led by volunteers eager to teach and make a personal investment of time. Each student attends educational classes, has access to community resources, and is matched with an Encourager (Mentor) who provides support, encouragement, and accountability. A student attends four hours of class a week at no cost to the students for a one to two year period or until they reach their goals.
Our faith-based educational program and missional, life-changing community is composed of more than 250 champions (volunteers) and a ministry staff. Each volunteer dedicates their time and energy to offer mercy and care, as Jesus did for the underserved and the overlooked.
Poverty is a multifaceted condition, and each individual or family’s situation is unique. A holistic approach of service, which addresses relational, economic, emotional, social, educational, vocational, and spiritual poverty, will provide the individuals and their families the best opportunity to change their circumstances and their lives.
Begin Anew is nationally affiliated and certified by CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S JOB CORPS (CWJC®) and CHRISTIAN MEN’S JOB CORPS (CMJC®) ministries which serves thousands of individuals through more than 200 registered sites in 45 states and in five countries. There are twenty-four CWJC/CMJC sites in Tennessee.
Everyone deserves a chance to Begin Anew and walk a journey to a brighter future.
"...behold, all things are become new" -2 Corinthians 5:17