CONTINUING TO BUILD A BRIGHTER TOMORROW
Benjamin E. Mays Family Center
Providing resources and learning for Pacolet and surrounding communities so that all may reach their full potential in education, vocation, economic mobility, and health.
HOW WE CAN HELP
We Love Serving Our Local Community
The Benjamin E. Mays Family Center was incorporated in March of 2022 and received tax-exempt status in September of 2022. The center is a community effort with many individuals in Pacolet expressing the need for this resource. Early leadership and financial support for this endeavor was offered by the Benjamin E. Mays Alumni Association, the Mary Black Foundation, the Spartanburg County Foundation, and Vulcan, Inc.
Heightened Development was commissioned to survey the community on needs and interests, and based on community input the Board of Directors worked hard to hire an Executive Director, Jerry Rice, who will work to build resources in the areas listed to the right.
Services will be offered through key partners with expertise in each area, such as SC Works, ReGenesis Health Center, Hope Center for Children, and First Steps of Spartanburg. In addition to these services, we envision the center as a community hub that allows residents to build connections with each other.
KEY HEALTH AND LIVELIHOOD INDICATORS
The poverty rate in Pacolet is well above the national average of 13.6%
20.9 per 1000
Infant Mortality Rate
The infant mortality rate in Pacolet is more than 4 times the average of Spartanburg county.
Eligible For Free Lunch
71% of children in Spartanburg District 3 are eligible for free lunch
DEMOGRAPHICS FOR THE AREAS SERVED
Citizens in the 29372 Zip Code Area
Households in the 29372 Zip Code Area
Percent of Households have Children
Children in the 29372 Zip Code Area
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PATH TO ACHIEVING OUR VISION
The board of directors envisions the center will allow the community to live more fully in this truth stated in the Pacolet community covenant.
850 SUNNY ACRES ROAD
PACOLET, SC 29372
PO BOX 143
PACOLET, SC 29372
“I believe everyone is born into the world to do something unique and distinctive.”