Our mission is to work for justice and equity with our neighbors in the Edgehill community of Nashville, Tennessee, through building relationships, community action, service, and empowerment.
Who We Are
The Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership (ENP) is about Neighbors doing what Neighbors do – helping each other and strengthening our community.
Listening, as a neighbor would, to people who live, work, worship or play in the neighborhood, ENP has developed three programs addressing pressing neighborhood needs. The Spot, a twice-a-week after school program for high school girls, focuses on the girls becoming their best selves. “Bringing Edgehill Scholars Together” (BEST) is a four-day-per-week after-school program for middle-schoolers. BEST is part of the Public Library’s Nashville After School Zone Alliance (NAZA). Finally, ENP offers the FreeStore, a twice-a-month welcoming place for all in the neighborhood to share a meal and “shop” for needed household and personal items.
ENP’s success is built on the credibility of its founder Edgehill United Methodist Church (EUMC). EUMC has been a force for diversity and inclusion in the Edgehill neighborhood for nearly half a century. EUMC continues to be ENP’s major partner providing operating space, financial support and is the largest source of volunteers.
Three principles guide ENP:
ENP is a neighbor and therefore seeks to address the concerns identified by people with a stake in the Edgehill Neighborhood. All of those with a stake – those living in publicly provided housing, those living in other areas of the neighborhood and the business community.
ENP will always seek to partner where someone else is already doing work. In addition to EUMC, current partners include Second Harvest, Oasis Center, NOAH, Belmont College, Vanderbilt University and Belmont United Methodist Church.
ENP is volunteer driven. Neighbors with time and/or special skills helping neighbors. This is how we build relationships, understand needs and grow a better community for Edgehill and the larger Nashville neighborhood.