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Empowerment for Success

Empowering Youth

At Bethesda Community Development Center, we believe that every person has the potential to succeed. Our programs are designed to help the community reach their individual goals and fulfill their highest potential. We are proud of the community we serve, and love watching the growth. 


  1. Administer services to all those in need.

  2. Provide integrity that is demonstrated in all situations.

  3. Show excellence in projects. 

  4. Demonstrate respect for all people, cultures, and communities.

  5. Express creativity in our approach.

  6. Establish teamwork to empower, educate, and equip everyone in need.

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Upcoming Events

  • Back to School Rally
    Back to School Rally
    Sun, Aug 04
    Aug 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Birmingham, 505 43rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222, USA
    Aug 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Birmingham, 505 43rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222, USA
    Join us as we send children and teachers back equipped with supplies and information. You don’t want to miss this! To donate: bring supplies every Sunday or cash app: $bethesdaCDC
  • Thanksgiving Community Feeding
    Thanksgiving Community Feeding
    Sun, Nov 24
    Location is TBD
    Nov 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Nov 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location is TBD


Bethesda Community Development Center (BCDC) is a non-profit organization that is committed to empower all people to succeed in life. 


Bethesda in the Greek means "House of Mercy." It is the goal of BCDC to be merciful to all those who are in need to better their lives and to help them reach their goals and potential.   

Alabamapossible.giv reported in 2016 that Alabama is the fourth poorest state in the U.S., and 19.2 percent of Alabamians live below the federal poverty line, a noticeable larger percentage than the national average of 15.5 percent. Every county in Alabama except Shelby County has a higher child food insecurity rate than the national average of 20.9 percent. According to the, in 2022, 29.4% of the population in Birmingham, AL had a bachelors degree or higher. Also, 26% live in poverty and 57% are in the work force. We desire help families and individuals by providing services to meet their needs and to provide them the resources to empower them in every area of their lives. We hope to assist families and individuals emotionally, physically, mentally, economically, and educationally.

What we do:

At Bethesda Community Development Center, we offer a wide range of programs and events that empower the local community. From our scholarship academy to community pantry to back to school rallies, We actively contribute to the community, aiming to enhance and empower its members through our efforts.

This activity give scholarship tips to high schoolers and college students on how to receive funding from various sources. It will give them the tools & instructions from experienced individuals who have actually applied these principles and were successful. They will also analyze submissions for scholarships. This activity will offer free ACT prep training. This activity will prepare students in essay writing, interviewing skills, writing skills, organizational skills for meeting deadlines for scholarships, and how to locate scholarships and grants. It will provide free transportation to college tours. It will also give scholarship money to deserving students.

Scholarship Academy

Community Pantry

This activity will be conducted and ran by volunteers. It will provide those in low economic communities food and clothing. Food items will be, but not limited to, and is based on storage capacity. Fresh produce, boxed, canned, and bagged items non-perishable. Clothing and shoes of all sizes would be available. Free diapers, formula, and sanitary pads would be offered. Free classes will be offered to educate the community on cooking healthy meals, childcare classes, and personal hygiene.

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