Gaston Hope in Christ
Building Relationships to Enrich Lives!
Our mission at Gaston Hope In Christ is to develop character, confidence, and community through relationships with students and families. We accomplish this through tutoring academically at-risk students, mentoring teen leaders, and teaching non-native English learners.
Gaston Hope in Christ is a local ministry of area churches and individuals who have worked together to meet the needs for those in our communities since 1999. Our main program is Hope in Christ Tutoring, which offers free tutoring after school three days. During this time, we provide a caring, learning, growing environment for students.
We have provided college internships and high school student enrichment programs in the summer to promote community awareness, service, build teamwork, develop character, and leadership skills.
2022-2023 will be our fifth year and third full year, offering English as a Second Language (ESL) to adult learners. All of our programs and efforts are at no or very little cost to participants, and most of our program staff are volunteers. All of our income must come from other sources. We use donations from churches, groups and individuals, as well as fundraising and gifts from partners and others to further our mission.
Gaston Hope in Christ is governed by a diverse local board of directors made up of educators, friends, and program participants. Our programs and services are offered to all without regard for race, creed, background or personal choices or beliefs. Participants are not required to attend any church activities to be in our programs, nor to have any specific faith or cultural background, beliefs or habits.
Please contact us with any questions you may have about Gaston Hope in Christ, our programs or to be part of "Building Relationships to Enrich Lives”
Listen to a tutor speak about the benefits of Gaston Hope in Christ Tutoring
Maranatha Church of God (2435 Redbud Dr. Gastonia, NC maranathacog.org ) is committed to caring for the spiritual needs of anyone who comes here and making disciples for Christ.
Our programs have been hosted for 24 years by Eastside Church of the Nazarene (3250 Redbud Drive Gastonia, NC 28056, www.ESNaz.com ), a group of believers Loving God and Others, Making Disciples and Letting God Change Us.
City Church (3100 City Church Street Gastonia, NC 28056, www.citync.com) is committed to presenting God’s truth, growing the kingdom, and loving people.
Dollar General Literacy Foundation (https://www.dgliteracy.org/) Established 30 years ago by Dollar General’s founding family, we are proud to uplift, empower and serve others through literacy.
VOLUNTEER WITH GASTON HOPE IN CHRIST!
We always need wonderful tutors- folks who can read with students, help them with their schoolwork, play games with them, and just care for them at least once a month for 2-3 hours (3 to 6 pm Tuesday, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays) Apply to be a Tutor.
We are always looking for community leaders who love the mission of Hope in Christ and will be part of our Board of Directors.
See our Board of Directors Expectations, and Apply to Lead Here