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


alBoard 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 Susan Nelson, Director of Community Relations,  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, Director of Business & Workforce Development, 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.