Project Transformation afterschool expands in partnership with Woodbine United Methodist Church

Nashville, Tennessee (November 10, 2022) — This fall, Project Transformation Tennessee announced a new partnership with Woodbine United Methodist Church and Cosecha Community Development that will expand its long-running afterschool program to the Nolensville Pike corridor of South Nashville community. Approximately 30 students are expected to benefit from this new partnership.

“This partnership came at a time where our local elementary school Whitsitt Elementary was in a desperate need to provide an after-school program for their students– truly a God moment,” says Reverend Carlos Uroza, pastor of Woodbine United Methodist Church and Executive Director of Cosecha Community Development. “The work that Woodbine United Methodist Church and Cosecha Community Development has done in our community, is now complemented with the vision and experience Project Transformation brings to the table for the transformation of our community.”

PT After School provides elementary students with support that targets individual growth and inspires a love of learning in a relationship-centered environment. PT After School operates Monday through Thursday, 3pm to 6pm. Eligible students must be in kindergarten through sixth grade.

“When I think about the beloved community showing up for one another, I think about Woodbine United Methodist Church and Cosecha Community Development,” says William Parker, Senior Director of Impact and Operations at Project Transformation Tennessee. “Their relentless passion for service and empowerment is evident in the ways they gather people together in relationship.”

As part of PT After School, students:

  • Receive homework help from community volunteers
  • Engage in targeted individual and group literacy support
  • Receive a nutritious meal
  • Develop skills that foster social emotional health
  • Enjoy structured and unstructured opportunities for play
  • Build positive developmental relationships with trained professional staff and volunteers

In addition to the South Nashville location, Project Transformation operates two additional afterschool program locations in Nashville at Antioch United Methodist Church and Matthews Memorial United Methodist Church. Leading these programs are young adult staff with the support of more than 40 community volunteers.

Project Transformation is currently looking for volunteers and community partners to support this work. For more information, please contact


The mission of Project Transformation Tennessee is to transform communities through engaging children, college-age young adults, and churches in purposeful relationships. Since its launch in 2011, Project Transformation has served more than 1,500 children – 80 percent of whom have increased their reading level through the program.


To learn more about Project Transformation, visit or call (615) 810-9620.