Due to COVID-19, service delivery for certain programs may have been altered. Please call 864-439-7760 before you visit Middle Tyger Community Center for more information.
The motivation to establish the Middle Tyger Community Center (MTCC) began with a community collaborative effort to address the needs of children at Christmas with toys and warm clothing. Community leaders and volunteers soon realized that the needs were not isolated to one time a year. Community leaders and agency representatives came together to discuss the many needs of the families and developed a vision of an innovative and comprehensive family resource center that would address the complex needs of families living in rural Spartanburg County.
The opportunity to realize the vision of MTCC came in 1997 when The Mary Black Foundation awarded planning, pilot and implementation grants to Spartanburg County School District Five. Funds were used to conduct needs assessment, develop innovative programs, and to renovate a former elementary school building. Soon after, a full collaborative partnership was formed, staff was hired, participants were recruited, programs were launched, and in August 1998, MTCC was opened to the public.
In the years since, MTCC has grown into a vibrant place for community members to gather, learn, offer support to one another, and celebrate individual, family, and community accomplishments. MTCC provides comprehensive services to the community including: early childhood education, family counseling services, youth development programs, a food pantry, case management, financial stability classes, and adult education programs including GED, WIN/WorkKeys, and Literacy classes. MTCC has become a model for holistic, integrated family support services.