our vision

to see generations transformed by the power of the gospel 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

“Defend the weak and the fatherless;
uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.”
Psalm 82:3



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


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


Board of Directors

Richard Rizzuti, MD, Chair, Surgeon & Partner, Greenville Plastic Surgery
Rob Moloney, Vice Chair, Owner, Wilmore Capital, LLC
R. Scott Griffin, Treasurer, CEO, Practicon, Inc.
Keith Williams, Secretary, Attorney, Law Offices of Keith Williams
Judge Rusty Duke, Member, Retired NC District Court Judge
Betty Hines, Member, Administrator, Arlington Baptist Church
Ernest (Buddy) Holt, Member, Real Estate Broker, Kittrell & Armstrong, LLC
Meridith Rizzuti, Member, Owner, Dithard Properties, LLC
Ann Marie Holder, Member, Lawyer, Independent
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
Ann Marie Holder, Administrator
Charlot Emerson, Retired Teacher
James Nolen, Teacher, Middle School
Maria Moloney, Teacher, Elementary
Belinda Nolen, Teacher, Middle School
Brad Proctor, Technology Executive
Meridith Rizzuti, Business Owner
Kelly Trainor, Occupational Therapist
Keith Williams, Attorney
Richard Rizzuti, MD, Surgeon
Beth Hinson, TSA Principal
David Michael, Physician

Staff Team

Nathan White, Executive Director, email
Annette Micham, Finance Director, email
Sarah Griffin, Accounts Receivable, email
Kerri Daigle, Operations Manager, email
Donna Watford, Operations Assistant, email
Jeff Daigle, Communications & Networking, email
Sandy Williams, Afterschool Programming Coordinator, email
Beth Hinson, TSA Principal, email
Judith Langley, Pre-K Teacher
Troy Milburn, Kindergarten Teacher
Heather Timberlake, 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher
Allie Jarrett, Teacher’s Assistant
Tyler Palagonia, Teacher’s Assistant
Beto Calles, TSFS Manager, email
Donald Pilgreen, TSFS Crew Leader, email


Revenue2017 Revenue Sources


current needs

    • 75 monthly partners supporting Third Street
    • 6-8 Corporate Partners
    • New contracts for Third Street Facility Services
    • Third Street Cafe renovation cost: $65,000
    • CNA Workforce Development Program annual cost: $20,000
    • estimated cost to open the 4th Grade for TSA: $90,000
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
Our Future


      • Launch 4th-5th grades
      • Launch CNA Workforce Cultivation program
      • Launch Third Street Farm
      • Open Third Street Cafe (currently under construction)


    • Third Street Academy to offer Pre-K through 8th Grade
    • Launch Imago Dei Leadership Academy
    • Operating afterschool and summer program
    • Operating 3-5 successful small businesses