Trevecca’s mission is to be “a Christian community providing education for leadership and service.” As a Christian university in the heart of Nashville, we are surrounded with a variety of opportunities to serve. We work to create sustainable partnerships with local churches and organizations who are serving the diverse community of our city. We believe that service is more than a project—it is a vital part of our faith journey. Our desire is to fulfill the call of Christ to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Nashville Public Library
The mission of Nashville Public Library is “to inspire reading, advance learning and connect our community.”
YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee
YCAP (YMCA Community Action Programs)
The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership. Nashville Zoo is tons of fun and a great place to see fascinating animals…but there is also a lot of serious conservation work happening here. Our experienced staff is actively involved in research, habitat protection, breeding programs and education initiatives around the globe as well as in our own backyard.
Trevecca Urban Farm
Our task is to work as neighbors with neighbors to foster the healing of our place. The Trevecca Urban Farm was inspired as a teaching tool to equip students to help food-insecure neighborhoods around the world. In the heart of Nashville, livestock guardian dogs oversee our heritage goats, pigs, and chickens as they graze Trevecca’s campus and lots nearby. A worm farm, an aquaponics fish farm, campus composting, beekeeping, urban orchard, greenhouse, vegetable garden, and two additional community gardens produce abundantly within view of Nashville’s skyscrapers. The Trevecca Urban Farm is a program of the J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice.
Harvest Hands is a catalyst for Christ-centered, holistic community development working alongside our neighbors to further education, healthy living, spiritual formation, and economic development in South Nashville. We accomplish this mission through after school programs, local sports leagues, and employing and empowering youth.
Book’em creates a more literate Nashville by helping economically disadvantaged children, from birth through high school, discover the joy and value of reading through book ownership and enthusiastic volunteers. Through its Books for Nasvhille Kids book distribution program, Book’em provides a service that no other Nashville nonprofit offers – getting thousands of books to nonprofits that serve underprivileged Nashville children. Book’em provides books to Habitat for Humanity, Second Harvest, Metro Nashville Schools, Lentz Dental Clinic, St. Luke’s Community House, Fannie Battle and many more organizations. Each year, more than 30,000 books are distributed through Books for Nashville Kids.
KidPOWER is an afterschool program serving the neighboring Napier Community. KidPOWER provides programming to help students make positive life choices and overcome the toxic stress of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Programs included in the KidPOWER curriculum are Mentoring, Tutoring, and art classes that range from Music to Dance. By offering our program, we hope to see destructive cycles being disrupted and victims transformed into victors!
Tennessee Prison Outreach Ministry (TPOM)
TPOM helps the incarcerated, returning citizens, and children of the incarcerated in reuniting with God, family, and community. TPOM is the first statewide ministry that offers programming for the incarcerated, returning citizens, and children of the incarcerated. We are holistic, addressing the spiritual, emotional, social, and economic needs of those impacted by incarceration.
The Salvation Army
To make loving your neighbor great again, by meeting human need in Jesus’ name without discrimination. The Salvation Army has been many things over the years as communities’ needs have changed over the years, but today, the focus of the Nashville Salvation Army is to fight poverty and prevent homelessness in our community through a myriad of comprehensive programs designed to bring a holistic approach to the individual’s or family’s need.
Community Resource Center
Community Resource Center provides basic essentials and small luxuries that improve the lives of middle Tennessee’s most vulnerable neighbors and empowers our partner agencies to maintain focus on their missions and services. CRC is the supply line to the front lines of poverty. CRC serves more than 90 nonprofit agencies, providing them with new household goods, bedding, kitchenware, cleaning supplies, clothing and personal hygiene items for their clients in need. Our agencies represent a diverse client base including at-risk children, disadvantaged seniors, victims of domestic violence, refugees resettling in Middle Tennessee, the homeless, those battling addiction, those with mental and physical challenges and other people in desperate need.
Sexual Assault Center
Our mission is to provide healing for children, adults and families affected by sexual assault and to end sexual violence through counseling, education, and advocacy. The Victim Advocates at the Sexual Assault Center are available to support, empower, and represent the rights of survivors of sexual assault. Advocate services are available, in English and Spanish, to clients of the Sexual Assault Center and non-offending guardians of clients of the Sexual Assault Center as well as survivors of sexual assault in the Middle Tennessee region who are not currently receiving counseling services at the center.
Encompass Hospice of Nashville
At Encompass Hospice of Nashville, we strive to meet people where they are, tend to their hopes & hurts, and provide support as they move towards the end of life’s journey. At Encompass Health, we are committed to delivering the highest quality care to our patients. From inpatient rehabilitation to home-based care, we’re with our patients for every step of their post-acute journey. Our clinical collaboration and cutting-edge treatments ensure patients receive the best care for their needs at all times. We’re proud to say our approach helps patients achieve better outcomes.
Our ultimate goal is to provide quality affordable housing our residents are proud to call home. At LHP, we strive to maintain the highest level of quality in our development and management activities. Our ultimate goal is to provide quality homes for our residents. At LHP, we are committed, courageous, collaborative and curious. We pledge to empower every employee, and encourage self-confidence and personal growth, while working as a team to provide superior customer service.
Hands On Nashville
Hands On Nashville's mission is to meet community needs through volunteerism. Hands On Nashville (HON) builds capacity for individuals and agencies to meet needs through service. Its programs connect volunteers to opportunities supporting 100+ nonprofits, schools, and other civic organizations; help these partners reimagine volunteer potential; and bring awareness to the challenges facing the people and places in our community.
Our mission is to engage young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, support children in holistic development, and connect churches with communities. Project Transformation provides two key services: 1. Leadership development and ministry exploration opportunities for college-age young adults through summer and one-year service internships and 2. Community-oriented after-school and summer day camp programming for children and youth from low-income neighborhoods.
Habitat for Humanity
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville ranks 9th out of 1,272 Habitat affiliates nationwide in number of new homes built. Habitat of Greater Nashville’s empowering affordable homeownership program reaches into Davidson, Wilson, Dickson and Cheatham counties, with ReStores located in every county but Cheatham. Habitat of Greater Nashville has received numerous awards for neighborhood revitalization, green building practices, and sustainability, earning the 12th consecutive Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Award for Sustained Excellence in Affordable Housing.
Sweet Sleep provides beds and economic development opportunities to benefit orphaned and vulnerable children. Sweet Sleep exists to demonstrate God’s love and hope in Christ to the world’s orphaned and abandoned children, improving their quality of life.
ThriftSmart exists to provide value to customers, opportunity for employees, and benefit to charities by operating the best thrift stores in the world and promoting thrifty living – all for God’s glory. At ThriftSmart we are passionate about community and life transformation. That’s why we created the most effective thrift store model on the planet. We combine all the passion of ministering to others while at the same time utilizing the best trends in business management. We currently operate the largest thrift store in Nashville, where you can find great deals and unique offerings of clothing, housewares, furniture, books and more!
Corner to Corner
At Corner to Corner we encourage everyone to become part of the fabric of their neighborhood and connect with each other… and we also seek to connect Justice with Truth, Love, and Grace “Us” includes you – our amazing community of support. In 2018, your generosity supported over 25 kids as they fell in love with reading, increasing their chances of High School graduation. You encouraged kids’ confidence in the kitchen (and themselves) while they learned to bake delicious treats through Hope Bakes. You equipped 70 entrepreneurs with the tools they needed to turn an idea into a money making reality – which had a $1.5 Million economic impact on neighborhoods often seen as under-resourced. You established Script to Screen – a new program that inspired kids to appreciate their voice, write their own script, and create their own movie. You invested in relationships of hope and connected neighbors to Bible studies and communities of faith.
Nations Ministry Center
A refugee has fled persecution. They have survived wars, trauma, deprivation. Lived in the uncertainty of refugee camps. Resettled by the US government, they have been given a chance for a better life. But obstacles remain. Nations Minsitry Center is committed to helping refugees rebuild their lives.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Nashville
Following the example of Christ, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Nashville advocates for and provides services which enhance and enrich the quality of life for people in need. Day after day, the staff and volunteers at Catholic Charities perform acts of love, goodwill and kindness to make life better for the poor and unemployed, the young and old, for individuals and families, and for strangers in a new land.
Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE)
To ensure refugees and immigrants achieve their full potential now and for generations to come. Fundamental to the mission of NICE is the elimination of the root causes of poverty within greater Nashville’s refugee and immigrant community, the creation of opportunities for upward socioeconomic mobility, and the social integration of those it serves. Clients are encouraged and even challenged to think beyond their current circumstances and discuss long-term goals. NICE makes every effort to establish the foundation necessary to achieve these goals by placing clients in educational and employment environment that are conducive to ultimate success.
Begin Anew empowers individuals to overcome the obstacles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring, and resources. 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.
Offering hope to the next generation through Christ’s love by being the place of peace, purpose and possibilities for youth. Founded in 1994 by Contemporary Christian Music Artist Michael W. Smith, Rocketown is a faith based youth outreach facility in the heart of Downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Our approach to working with youth is holistic, with programs and services nurturing the mind, body, and spirit. We engage through attraction-based facilities and programs, like our Sixth Avenue Skatepark, live music and concert venues, Coffee & Snack Bar, and afterschool academic enrichment and creative arts programs. Once youth are engaged and have become part of the Rocketown community, staff introduce them to more Ministry-centered programs like our weekly Skate Church and Family Dinner gatherings.
Barefoot Republic seeks to honor God and share the good news of Christ’s reconciling love with the world. We are “inter-denominational”, looking to the Bible as our source for teaching; and addressing the basics of the Christian faith that will positively impact students from all backgrounds.
Room in the Inn
To provide programs that emphasize human development and recovery through education, self-help and work, centered in community and long term support for those who call the streets of Nashville home. Through the power of spirituality and the practice of love, we provide hospitality with a respect that offers hope in a community of non-violence.
Nashville Rescue Mission
Nashville Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community committed to helping the hungry, homeless, and hurting by providing programs and services that focus on a person’s entire life – physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and social. We are devoted to restoring the whole person through a Christian approach that helps the homeless and addicted learn how much God loves them and gain the biblical insight they need to lead a productive life in and for Christ. Nashville Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community dedicated to providing hope for today, hope for tomorrow, and hope for eternity to the hungry, homeless, and hurting.