St. Andrews Center promotes spiritual, educational, economic, and social growth for individuals and the community.
Founded in one of the city's oldest churches, the St. Andrews Center is a faith-based non-profit that supports the Highland Park area of Chattanooga. Highland Park is a predominantly underserved area of Chattanooga with a large Guatemalan population. St. Andrews serves this population along with the other cultures within the community by providing the following opprtunities:
Low income rent to grow non-profits that benefit the community. Current tennents include:
My Sister's House, Chattanooga Sports Ministries, Free Chattanooga, Main Street Bike Co-op, Children's Nutrition Program of Haiti, Church Iglesia Monte Sinai, along with Chattanooga State's ESL and GED programs. Our permanent programs serve the poor and immigrant population with: An afterschool arts academy that provides visual and performing arts to ESL children from 3rd to 5th grade.
A Faith and Food program that builds community gardens, provides produce for the poor, and creates opportunities to promote organic farming. We currently have 29 acres of farmland to create a sustainable organic farm and learning center. This program needs help with building a well and documenting crops. We are interested in an educational partnership opportunity to grow this phase of the program.