Belle H. Bennett House

  • TN

About Us

Belle H. Bennett House at Scarritt-Bennett is a 10-month living learning community designed to empower young women's social justice leadership. Scarritt-Bennett is a non-profit education, retreat and conference center committed to promoting racial equality, cross-cultural understanding, the empowerment of women and spiritual renewal. The program is available to 4 female/woman-identifying post-undergraduates interested in discerning vocation at the intersection of spirituality and social change. Each participant will do field work at an off-site non-profit and will intern with the Scarritt-Bennett Education, Programs and Connections Office.

The 2014-2015 program year will begin August 1, 2014 and end June 1, 2015.

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The deadline to apply is February 1, 2014. For more information, contact Marie Campbell, BHB House program director, at

Benefits for Participants: Participants will live together in intentional community practicing a simple and sustainable lifestyle. Scarritt-Bennett will support the well-being of each participant throughout the program so that these young women will be able to dedicate their lives to the work of the program. For the allotted program length, each participant will receive housing with all utilities paid, full health insurance coverage, a guaranteed 40 hours of work per month at Scarritt-Bennett Center, coordinated volunteer opportunities at a site placement, street or lot parking, and help in getting student loans deferred.

Throughout the recruitment and selection process, Scarritt-Bennett Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, veteran status, age, or sexual orientation.