Eighty Years in the Making -The AC4Ed Story
A rich history of service to others.
Alliance Center for Education, formerly known as Bethlehem Center of Charlotte, was founded by the United Methodist Women in 1940. The Center began in the Brooklyn community to address the needs of innercity women and children whose income was at or below the poverty level. In 1956, the organization expanded to serve the neighborhoods of Southside, Brookhill and Wilmore, providing one Charlotte’s first free kindergarten programs, activities for school-age children, and other quality family enrichment services. Today, AC4Ed has 12 center locations located throughout Mecklenburg County providing high-quality educational services to over 800 children each day.