Gaston Hope in Christ

Meeting Real Needs for Real People in Unique Ways in our Community

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Gaston Hope In Christ
P.O. Box 550030
Gastonia, NC 28055

980-785-4442 (GHIC)

OUR PROGRAMS have been hosted for 20 years by Eastside Church of the Nazarene, 3250 Redbud Drive, Gastonia, NC 28055


Hope in Christ Tutoring Becomes GROW

Since 1999 (now in our 21st year!), our primary outreach has been our school-year afterschool tutoring program. Hope in Christ Tutoring was a 3 day per week after school program. But 2020 is unlike any other year. So at the request of some of our education partners, we are launching GROW, expanded tutoring program for remote learning days.

Our GROW program exists to help students
Grow as
Reliable leaders in both
Online and in person

We had to expand to do that. Former Hope in Christ student and current leader Jesus Martell and Pastor Joe Bell will work with new Associate Director Christian Kolthoff to direct our expanded program. Leonard Ronk and other teen and adult tutors and leaders will also help. We still have room for teens and adults to help & love students for 4 or more hours a week to join!

Because of the Gaston County Schools hybrid schedule, we have expanded our tutoring program. We will have 4 sessions 4 hours a day for 3 days per week, with up to 15 students socially distanced in each session.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9-1
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 1-5
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9-1
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1-5

We are so grateful for our partners who are helping us fund this expanded offering for our community: The Glenn Carrie & Lena Foundation, United Way of Gaston County and the Community Foundation. Because of their assistance and the help of our regular donors and sponsors, families only need $20 per week for each student. Some scholarships are available as well.
Students may apply through their schools, or online. The online application links are:
Please let us know if we can help, or if you are interested. 980-785-4442

Hope in Christ will offer ESL (English as a Second Language) classes this fall. More details coming soon.

2020-2021 NEED: $55,000
$29,480.00 TO GO!

Gaston Hope in Christ Partners do a great deal to help us fulfill our mission for at-risk students and families.

Since 2014, Hope in Christ has provided an occasional summer enrichment program. The program provides learning, experiences and fun activities for students during the summer. More details will be out soon.