Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center

The Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center, located in the Greenville community of Jersey City, has become an epicenter for creativity and inspiration. We offer residents and visitors an unparalleled experience to engage in cultural arts, fitness, wellness, and educational activities. Dedicated to preserving the culture of Jersey City and enhancing interactions amongst diverse groups, The Bethune Center offers a welcoming atmosphere for adults, seniors, and families. We also serve the community by providing space for meetings, workshops, trainings seminars, and classes, as well as rental space for private events and expos.

**All of the Mary McLeod Bethune Center events are posted to the Bethune Center Facebook page, or you can call (201) 547-4565.


All classes on The Bethune Center schedule are free and open to the public


Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (born Mary Jane McLeod; July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) was an American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, womanist, and civil rights activist. Bethune founded the National Council for Negro Women in 1935, established the organization’s flagship journal Aframerican Women’s Journal, and resided as president or leader for myriad African American women’s organizations including the National Association for Colored Women and the National Youth Administration’s Negro Division.







Construction on the new Mary McLeod Bethune Park will be completed this year. The park will provide various amenities that extend the activities that take place within the Bethune Center. A canopied stage with built-in arena-style seating, a playground, a picnic area, and greenspace for relaxation are some of the features that the community will soon enjoy. Construction on our new Fulton St. parking lot is in progress, and will be fully completed before any work on the park begins. For more information please call (201) 547-4564


Meeting space at The Bethune Center is reserved by first-come-first-serve basis

Room rentals are reserved only by submitting a Per Diem application to The Bethune Center by appointment only. Duration varies • Only money orders are accepted

Mary Mcleod Bethune Catering Hall. Decprated tables with ribbon, stones and pearl accents


Alvin D. Pettit / Program Director

Call (201) 547-4565