About Us

Our Mission

To prepare children and their families for the future by building foundations for life through education, arts, workforce development training and resources in order to make a positive difference in our community and beyond.

Our History


“They saw the need, and they stepped out on faith.”

For over 20 years, Kids First Community Center operated in Alabaster, Alabama by Oscar & Margaret Cindy Hawkins, a faith based non-profit organization that has provided much needed resources and benefit to families in Shelby and Chilton Counties has moved  its service with a new name and location in Clanton, Alabama.

The new name will be:

Bridge of HOPE

(Helping Other People Through Service and Education)

Community Learning-Resource & Event Center

Building Educated youths & adults Leaders for Life…

The BELL Resource Center

Our prayer is that each person who pass through The Resource Center at Bridge of HOPE Community Outreach doors will gives to the world more then they take away, and what that does is create hope for our children and the future… (Margaret Cindy Hawkins)

Youth and Parents who are looking for after-school care, maybe a person want information on going back to college, learning a new skill, or just in need of a location to host a small family event will now have a new location within walking distance in West End Village Community of Ward 4 in Clanton, and now our great State of Alabama.

Bridge of HOPE Community Learning Center will offer free leadership classes, job training, computer training, kinds of classes that are going to put resource back into the community.

Our hope is with bringing  20 years’ experience and hands-on community leadership our program will make a positive difference in the community to encourage, connect and inspire youth and adults through Education, Arts and Workforce Development Training in order to better prepare them for the 21stCentury and help build working well-balance educated leaders for life.

“If one child listens and says…” That person made it…I can too” then saving one child would make a difference in our world-The Hawkins

We would like to invite everyone to our Open House in Clanton, Al-October 25, 2019


The facility will be open:  Monday-Saturday 

Monday-Thursday
9:00am to 6:00pm

(3:00-6:00 Youth After-school) and (Parents Jobs Outreach 9:00-1:00)

Friday-Sunday

Closed for Private Events

Donations are welcome.

For more information on how to register your child, book for event, or make a donation feel free to call: Mrs. Margaret Cindy Hawkins-Founder/Executive Director

# 205-706-9467

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