Branches

Branches’ mission is to serve, educate and inspire people through student, family and financial stability services in partnership with our communities. Branches aims to lead through deeply rooted and impactful programs and centers that empower people to pursue life changing opportunities.

Key to Giving will match donations made through this donation portal up to $500 per donor made during the donation period until the fund is disbursed. Only amounts between $50 and $500 will count toward the match. For any one gift greater than $500, only the first $500 will be considered for matching funds.

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Branches’ mission is to serve, educate and inspire people through student, family and financial stability services in partnership with our communities. Branches aims to lead through deeply rooted and impactful programs and centers that empower people to pursue life changing opportunities.

Branches was established in 1973 as the urban and social justice agency of what is now the South East District of the United Methodist Church. Until 1999, Branches focused on grassroots organizing, advocacy and working with community members who were disadvantaged and/or experiencing social injustice. During this period, Branches focused resources in the areas of social crisis, immigration, housing, hospice care and hurricane relief, among others. Since 2000, Branches has embarked on developing and implementing programs that address the root causes of poverty and address immediate and critical needs. Today, Branches’ menu of services provides a continuum of support to community members to empower them to pursue life changing opportunities.

We fulfill our mission by engaging children, youth and adults with life-changing opportunities for them to become better educated, o become more financially stable and secure, to make long-term, positive life choices and to know God. Our focus is on student achievement, family services, and financial stability and our programs serve children, youth, adults and families through our three respective program areas — Grow, Climb, and Achieve.

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