Project Transformation Tennessee was founded in 2011 using the model of a United Methodist-based ministry based in Dallas, Texas since 1998. The mission of Project Transformation is to transform communities by engaging children, college-age young adults, and churches in purposeful relationships. Project Transformation’s collaborative model of ministry harnesses the creative energy, leadership and curiosity of young adults with the potential of children and connection of local churches.
Beginning in 2010, several college students who interned with Project Transformation in Texas felt called by God to introduce and support the ministry in their home state of Tennessee, where church and community leaders across Middle Tennessee quickly embraced the multi-faceted program. In 2012, Project Transformation Tennessee launched in Nashville with 24 college interns, 27 sponsoring churches and more than 200 children. Since that time, Project Transformation’s reach has expanded to include a year-round presence, as well as programs in four counties across the state.
Project Transformation Tennessee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, an affiliated chapter of Project Transformation National. The success of Project Transformation in connecting young people, churches, and communities has become the model for an existing program in Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Washington DC, Atlanta, in addition to here in Tennessee.
Today, Project Transformation Tennessee has served approximately 4,330 children and youth through the leadership of 378 young adults since its founding in 2012.