Since 1894, Martha O'Bryan Center has been committed to eliminating poverty in the lives of those we serve.

We know that access to an excellent education and clear pathways to college are catalysts for change in struggling communities. Martha O'Bryan Center's programs strategically work together to build upward mobility, resilience, and well-being within families.

When one young person who grew up on subsidized food, housing, and healthcare where most family incomes are less than $9,000 a year, becomes a master plumber or a teacher, your “ride” pays off every year for the next 50 years of that young person’s working life.

100% of cyclist raised funds will benefit the cause.

Our goal is simple:

We want to send 1,000 MORE low-income college students to college.

Funds raised from the TennSpeed will:

Create an integrated Educational Pathway to College

Provide students with college essentials:

  • Transportation

  • Books

  • Technology

  • Degree-specific expenses

  • Support students in knocking down obstacles so students can achieve the highest level of success through Post-Secondary Success Coaches

  • Expand the Center's college access work