Important notice Because of the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic COVID-19, Booker T. Washington Center will be following the CDC Guidelines. All personnel entering are required to wear a mask, have their temperature taken, must answer the guideline health questions, and maintain social distancing at all times. You will not be permitted in the building if you do not meet the CDC Guidelines. Thank you


we are on our way

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

education matters to us

educational service partners

early learning

Jumpstart is a child care center facility which provides day care services for all children. Children who experience quality early education and child care in Jumpstart Early Learning Center Llc in the city of Erie receive long term benefits. They have better math, language and social skills as they enter school, and, as they grow older in the county of Erie, state of Pennsylvania, they will require less special education and will progress further in school.

pre k-12

In Erie’s Public Schools, we champion high levels of student engagement and personalized pathways to educational excellence for every student, without exception.

post secondary education

Mercyhurst partnered with the Booker T. Washington center 10 years ago and are still providing post secondary education to the community

educational resources

cdl license

How to get a Pennsylvania CDL license.


Enroll today by contacting Steve Gregg.

BTWC Afterschool Program.

We strive to provide highest quality mentors & tutors, bridging your child's success with well formed infrastructure of knowledge and resources.

Youth matters to us.


A place to learn and grow

Within BTWC programs youth are able to grow academically with college tutors, and grow in character with our mentors and coaches.

Why The Booker T. Washington Center

Erie Public Schools

We have created a partnership with the Erie Public Schools to better serve and support the youth.

College Tutors

Gannon and Mercyhurst work hand and hand with our youth in our afterschool program.

Computer Lab

Early learning of computers to help with the growing academic process.

Mercyhurst Campus

Continuing Education

Sports Association

IMPACT Sports to provide a development level for youth.

Summer Program

To expand the growth of are youth.

BTWC is a wonderful place to serve our community. My staff are smart, kind, and supportive. The programs are well organized and efficient. But what keeps us going are the wonderful kids we get to work with and learn from every day. They are in the right hands.

Shantel Hilliard

Executive Director

BTWC is an organization built to serve the wonderful youth and adults in our community. Our mission signifies the commitment and efforts our staff puts forward everyday.

Leonard Ford

Assistant Director

Programs offered year round
Youth attendind daily
Sports provided yearly
Staff present daily

At a Glance

The Booker T. Washington Center takes pride in provinding opportunities for youth and adults year round.

Educational Resources, Prevention Resources, WIC Office, Community Service, and much more are available to the community daily. 

Organizations working daily with the Booker T. Washington Center

Because youth deserve to shine.

Enroll your son or daughther at the Booker T. Washington Center Today




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