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Martha O'Bryan Center

Who We Are

On a foundation of Christian faith, Martha O'Bryan Center empowers children, youth, and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment and fellowship.

Martha O'Bryan Center is an anti-poverty non-profit organization with longstanding history and deep community roots, grounded in tradition and strengthened by innovation. Founded by 1894 when Miss O'Bryan organized the Gleaners Society at First Presbyterian Church to support impoverished North Nashville residents, Martha O'Bryan Center has operated from the heart of Cayce Place - Nashville's most distressed community - since 1948. this is where we continue in service, partnering with Cayce Place families to open doors of hope and possibility, create a culture of attainment, and possibility, create a culture of attainment, and positively shape future generations.

What We Do

Martha O'Bryan Center fights poverty through five core investments:
1. Early Learning and Pre-K education
2. K-8 education, including 2 high performing charter schools and 8 community and school based academic and enrichment programs
3. High school education and Academic Student Unions
4. College access and career readiness
5. Clinical services, family engagement, and community engagement


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