Under the moniker of the United Methodist Community Center, we carry two historic family motivated legacies of the Mahoning Valley: the Pearl Street Mission of Youngstown, Ohio (est. 1924) and the Rebecca Williams Community Center of Warren, Ohio (est. 1926). These two legacies were valuable treasures within the communities that they served. A plethora of people passed through their doors to utilize the available services to find employment, to become a volunteer, or to call it a haven for themselves and their children. The two legacy centers hosted basketball leagues, style shows, mother’s groups, boxing, karate, child care, transportation and a myriad of other activities.
One of the many commonalities of the center was the acceptance and support of immigrants in a time when immigrants were cast down. The same is true today as the United Methodist Community Center continues to serve, teach, develop, and empower individuals and their families regardless of race, creed, or color.