WHO WE ARE
Broad Avenue Community & Economic Development (BRACED) Corporation is an extension of First Baptist Church-Broad and implements programs and initiatives that center youth development, education, housing and health and wellness beyond the church walls. Our mission is to aid in breaking the cycle of poverty by aggressively and generously providing opportunities and assistance to those most in need according to scripture.
Since our incorporation in 2008, we’ve invested in our community and abroad through educational programs such as Beyond the Classroom, targeted community outreach and providing scholarships for youth for post-secondary opportunities.
Keith Norman, DM, CEO
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MISSION | VISION
Our mission is to aid in breaking the cycle of poverty by aggressively and generously providing opportunities and assistance to those most in need according to scripture.
“I am happy to be a part of an endeavor that’s not only revitalizing the Binghampton community, but focusing beyond on activities and opportunities for youths and adult’s health and wellness!”Virginia AllenBRACED Board of Trustees
“The Claude Humphrey Athletic Field will provide this community with functional greenspace for health, recreational and social use to youth and adults alike.”Angie MylesBRACED Board of Trustees
“Having grown up in the Binghampton community, I am excited about the prospective opportunities for health-related, recreational and social activities that the Broad Avenue Sports Complex will provide to the youth, families and the community as a whole.”C. D. BiggersBRACED Board of Trustees
“The Broad Avenue Sports Complex and Claude Humphrey Athletic Field will provide youth and community with a safe place to enjoy green-space and sports activities.”Patryce GleetonBRACED Board of Trustees
“The Broad Avenue Sports Complex is a most- needed answer to an expanding a community seeking to include the development of its youth!”Tamika BoydBRACED Board of Trustees
“The Claude Humphrey Athletic Field is a safe haven for the children of our community and roaring commitment to our great city.”Pamela AddisonBRACED Board of Trustees