Bethany Cares, Inc.

Bethany Cares, Inc (BCI) is a nonprofit community development organization initiated through Bethany Baptist Church in March of 2001.

Spearheaded by Dr. M. William Howard, former pastor of Bethany, BCI was founded shortly after Dr. Howard's tenure began at the church. As a community development corporation, BCI was created to advance the social, economic and physical well being of individuals living in the vicinity of Bethany Baptist Church, the Newark community at large, and beyond. BCI enhances the church’s outreach capacity by serving families and young people from all walks of life. 

OUR MISSION

Bethany Cares Inc, has two major purposes: (1) To help enrich the lives of community residents within the surrounding area by promoting community and economic development; and (2) To provide housing, community services, job training and other activities that will lead to the improvement of the community infrastructure, standards of living and quality of life.

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FREEDOM SCHOOL: SUMMER DISTANCE LEARNING 2020

 
Due to COVID-19, we will not have an in person Freedom School for 2020; Instead we are providing a virtual experience for which you can learn at your own pace.
 
The Freedom School theme this year is:
 
"I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.....BECAUSE MY LIFE MATTERS!"
 
OUR GOAL: By the end of our 6 week virtual summer program your child(dren) will have read six (6) books and learned at least 12 new literacy skills.
 
 
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
 
  1. Go to: classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the plus (+) button in the upper right to “Join A Class”.
  3. Enter this class code: pkynkie
  4. See the INTRODUCTION page for further instructions. 
WHAT IS THE COST?
 
There is no program cost or registration fee for this Virtual Learning experience.

Contact  if you have any questions.

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2020 BCI GOLF CLASSIC CANCELLED

 
   Given the intrusion of COVID-19 into our lives, this year’s golf outing had to be cancelled. We do, however, look forward to hosting the event in 2021 on Monday, July 19th back at Cedar Hills Country Club and hope you will participate and support.
 
   The pandemic has impacted our lives in so many ways, ranging from a mandated stay-at-home directive, to social distancing, to mandating wearing face coverings. It has disrupted the national economy and most tragically, taken the lives of over 100,000 Americans. The cancellation of our golf outing in the context of these other challenges is a minor inconvenience.
 
Although our Golf Classic is cancelled, we still welcome your continued support for Freedom School through donations. As mentioned above, the Freedom School program will continue to operate this summer, but in an online format. Please consider supporting by sending an email to
 
   It is our hope that you will participate with us next year.
 
         Stay well and be safe.
 
                 Bethany Cares, Inc. Board of Directors