Get Involved


"Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough". Mary McLeod Bethune



BTM Centers for Excellence partners with organizations to achieve objectives that are mutually beneficial. We believe in sharing resources, information, capabilities and risks to achieve our mission to bridge the gap between home, school and communities ensuring that no child is left behind or falls through the crack. We develop programs that are affordable and accessible. 


"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."  Ashe, Arthur 

Please make your tax - deductible donation to BTM Centers for Excellence to help individuals, families and communities achieve their fullest potential in Education and in life. Your gift today helps provide safe and positive places for children to learn and play.

  • Give by mail: Mail all donations to POB 490149, Chicago, IL 60649
  • Give us a call: To give by phone, contact Suncera Levee,  Community Liaison of External Affairs at 312/ 869-2663.
  • Gifts of stock: Please complete contact form for instructions on how to give gifts of stock or anyone of these giving options
    • A Bequest in One’s Will
    • Naming the BTM in a Life Insurance Policy or Annuity
    • A Charitable Remainder Trust
    • Memorial / Honorary Gifts
    • Endowment Fund
    • An Outright Gift


“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” ― Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

We rely on the generosity of time from our volunteers. Our volunteer opportunities vary throughout the year.

  • Are you interested in community beautification projects?
  • Can you donate food, materials and supplies to our sites?
  • Do you have a special skill you would like to share with our seniors?
  • Are you interested in becoming a mentor for our youth and adult education programs?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, please contact us at once.Our Volunteers

  • Lead our Board of Directors
  • Raise funds to ensure the programs are accessible to all members of the community
  • Coach our sports teams and teach many of our classes
  • Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices, and the pursuit of higher education and goals
  • Advocate for and influence policies and initiative that positively impact issues affecting the communities in which they live.
  • Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors

In-kind Donation


Sponsor our events: BTM hosts two annual fundraisers every year. Learn more about sponsoring an event contact Suncera Levee,  Vice President of External Affairs &  Strategy at 312/ 869-2663..