(MBK) My Brother’s Keeper

Vision Statement
My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is a growing, financially stable institution that is committed to provide a seamless, multi-cultural, restorative and outreach service delivery system for the betterment of our world.

Mission Statement
My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) commits itself to develop, maintain and grow its capacity to assist families and individuals in meeting their spiritual, physical, mental, economic and social needs. Our aim is to enrich the lives of others in a holistic manner by demonstrating God’s love through service. My Brother’s Keeper intends to accomplish this mission through its own resources as well as through collaborations with other institutions. We believe that we are our brother’s keeper and therefore are responsible for those in need.

Historic Overview
The Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church has been committed to the stabilization and growth of the Columbus Community both spiritually and systematically for over eighty years. Recognizing the ever changing and expanding needs of our community, Mt. Hermon initiated the formation of My Brother’s Keeper – A Human Services Corporation, a ministry of the Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church.

My Brother’s Keeper was officially established in June 1996 to expand the church’s ministries and to develop new and exciting programs in conjunction with the church. My Brother’s Keeper is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation enabling it to secure grants and other charitable contributions to support its efforts.

My Brother’s Keeper’s programs have emphasis within the following topics: Education, Insurance, Banking and Health and Wellness. These topics are those, which we believe are essential to the stabilization and growth of our community.

My Brother’s Keeper has also concentrated its efforts on land and facilities acquisition with its development of senior and family housing units on Agler Road, Corban Commons and Providence Glen respectively. This has allowed My Brother’s Keeper to expand its ability to directly impact lives in a concentrated manner. My Brother’s Keeper is very active in the development of 50 acres of land on Sunbury Road in conjunction with Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church. MBK currently houses A Plus Art’s Academy, a community charter school, several classrooms, a commercial kitchen, recreation areas and offices.

My Brother’s Keeper intends to impact the lives of our community through specific programs, economic and business development. In this effort we will strengthen individuals in our community by providing information, educational support, housing, rental space for individuals, business jobs, entrepreneurial development and incubation.