our vision & mission

[vision] to see generations transformed by the power of the gospel [mission] as we educate and equip in ways that bring dignity and hope

“Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you…” Jeremiah 29:7a 



providing tools, encouragement, and follow-up systems to help individuals succeed in current and future endeavors


engaging every relationship and task with integrity, honesty, and purpose to the best of our abilities


teaching individuals and communities, based in biblical truth, so they can become who they were created to be


building relationships between people and organizations with common goals that involve close cooperation


the byproduct of developing a culture of putting others needs above our own


Board of Directors

Richard Rizzuti, MD, Chair, Surgeon & Partner, Greenville Plastic Surgery

Rob Moloney, Vice Chair, Owner, Wilmore Capital, LLC

Andrew Herdman, VP of Human Resources, Mayne Pharma

Keith Williams, Secretary, Attorney, Law Offices of Keith Williams

Judge Rusty Duke, Member, Retired NC District Court Judge

Meridith Rizzuti, Member, Owner, Dithard Properties, LLC

Ann Marie Holder, Attorney, Columbo Kitchin Attorneys

Jasmin Spain, VP Student Conduct, Pitt Community College

Charles Ellis, Professor, East Carolina University

Nathan White, Ex Officio, Executive Director, Third Street Education Center

Academy Advisory Board

Rob Moloney, Chair, Business Owner

Judge Rusty Duke, Vice Chair, Retired Judge

Charlot Emerson, Retired Teacher

James Nolen, Teacher, Middle School

Maria Moloney, Teacher, Elementary

Meridith Rizzuti, Business Owner

Kelly Trainor, Occupational Therapist

Keith Williams, Attorney

Richard Rizzuti, MD, Surgeon

Beth Hinson, TSA Principal

David Michael, Physician

Theo Parker, Spiritual Director

Ally Armen, Educator 

Staff Team

Nathan White, Executive Director, email

Heath Bowman, Director of Partnerships,  email

Ashley Smith, Partnership, email

David Ulrich, Finance Director, email

Sarah Griffin, Accounts Receivable, email

Donna Watford, Operations & HR Officer, email

Brittany Coggins, Accounts Payable and Operations, email

Sandy Williams, Extended Learning Programming Coordinator, email

Beth Hinson, TSA Principal, email

Kristel Coward, Pre-K Teacher

Judith Langley, Pre-K Teacher’s Assistant

Troy Milburn, K-1 Teacher

Tyler Palagonia, 2nd Grade Teacher

Lee Clark, 3rd-4th Grade Teacher

Heather Timberlake, Reading Remediation

Donald Pilgreen, TSFS Manager, email

Michael Hopkins, TSFS Crew Leader, email

Everett Garner, Chef, Third Street Catering, email


current needs

      • 75 monthly partners supporting Third Street
      • 6-8 Corporate Partners
      • New contracts for Third Street Facility Services
      • estimated cost to open the 5th Grade for TSA: $45,000
Our History


      • Certain Hope Ministries becomes Third Street Community Center
      • Purchase Third Street School
      • Started Renovations


      • Arts on Third Street begins
      • Neighborhood engagement through Third Saturdays of Service and community events


      • Neighborhood engagement continues
      • Launched Third Street Facility Services as a bridge to gainful employment for typically difficult to employ as well as a revenue generator for TSCC


      • August 2015, Third Street Academy launches, a private Christian school for boys that is accessible and affordable
      • November 2015, Third Street Academy Pre-K launches


      • TSCC becomes Third Street Education Center
      • Clarified Vision, Mission and Strategy
      • Three branches with one vision


        • Launched 3rd grade
        • Started Design and Installation work with Third Street Facility Services
        • Liscences Landscape Contractor
        • Nathan White became Executive Director


      • Launched 4th grade 
      • Employed 13 seasonal positions through Third Street Facility Services


      • Launched Residential Landscape Management & Hope Repair
      • Launched Third Street Catering
      • Hired Heath Bowman as Director of Partnership
Our Future


      • Launch 4th-5th grades
      • Launch CNA Workforce Cultivation program
      • Create space for dialgue around healing the racial divide


      • Third Street Academy to offer Pre-K through 8th Grade
      • Operating 3-5 successful small businesses
      • Adult education opprotunites provided and coordinated though local partnerships
      • Build a Gym & Middle School building.