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Fill ‘er up!

When launching a rocket into space, it is important to have the right amount of fuel for the trip. Much like a spaceship filled with a crew, imagine a cluster of seats filled with 8 young men, sitting shoulder to shoulder, and in front of them is their captain (maybe...

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Foundations

In two days I burned over 10,000 calories. Thank you, fitbit! How? By building something that will last a long time: a flagstone patio. During college, I spent summers working for my uncle's landscape contracting business in New Jersey where I learned how to build...

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Classroom Angels

Third Street Academy is a small school with a big heart. We have a small number of students educated and cared for by a small number of staff. However, this small staff wants to provide BIG for our small number and we cannot do it on our own. We have been blessed this...

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A bittersweet goodbye

It is with both sadness and excitement that we have to say goodbye to Allie Jarrett, our Pre-K Teacher's Assistant! Allie has been with Third Street Academy since 2015, and her presence has been significant. She is pursuing her degree in Elementary Education at East...

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Quarterly Lunch: June 28 | Noon

Thu, June 28, 2018 | Noon-1pm We know you have a million other things to do, but you're going to eat something somewhere, so why not spend your lunch hour with us? And lunch is on us, so it's easy, and you don't have to worry about the office lunch thief striking...

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Welcome Baby Autumn!

A big congratulations to Kristel Coward and her husband as they welcomed baby Autumn Elise on January 27, 2018, weighing in at 5lbs 4.4oz and taking her precious time to greet the world (14 hours). Kristel is the Teacher's Assistant to Mr. Milburn's K/1 classroom.

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Congratulations Brittany!!!

During my son Nicholas' second year at Third Street Academy, I was offered a job at Third Street in May 2017 as a part-time administrative assistant. I was currently going to school full time at Edgecombe Community College, so a part-time job seemed to fit right in my...

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The t-shirt votes are in! Limited time only!

In our last email campaign, we invited all Third Street subscribers to vote on which shirt design you wanted us to print. And after 195 votes came in, 78% of you said you wanted shirt design #1. Thank you for voting! Want to see all the designs? Click here....

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We’re official, new contracts, and spring awakening!

Third Street Facility Services is super excited to announce that as of April 2018, TSFS is now officially licensed as a commercial landscape contractor! This opens up a tremendous amount of opportunity for TSFS to provide professional and top-quality design and...

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Summer Camps + Summer Intern

Summer, summer, summer, summertime, summertime (thank you Will Smith aka Fresh Prince!) As the weather tries to make up its mind what season we're in, Third Street Community Impact is gearing up for a fantastic summer!summer camps With six weeks of summer camps...

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Third Street Academy welcomes Lee Clark

Third Street Academy is super excited to announce that we are expanding to include 4th grade for the 2018-2019 academic school year! This expansion allows our current 3rd Grade Gentlemen the option to stay at TSA for yet another year. It is our great pleasure to...

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NEW Story Deck Card

Our newest story deck card features Donald Pilgreen, TSFS Assistant Manager: Go to prison. Come home. Repeat. After having served almost 15 years total in jail, Donald knows what it’s like to feel utterly hopeless in a destructive cycle... Having seen true...

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Quarterly Lunch: March 1st | Noon

March 1, 2018 | Noon-1pm We know you have a million other things to do, but you're going to eat something somewhere, so why not spend your lunch hour with us? And lunch is on us, so it's easy, and you don't have to worry about the office lunch thief striking again!...

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winter first, then spring

Everyone loves spring – except for the seasonal allergy sufferers – with its amazing explosion of color and foliage! After months of dead leaves falling, barren trees, and just overall dreariness, spring brings with it an overall sense of life! Birds chirping, flowers...

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New faces at Third Street

Have you ever wondered how a gap in your life would be filled?  Maybe a lack in friendships, purpose, or life skills.  Sometimes that happens to us with people.  How do we fill those gaps? Walter following God's leading off staff has left a gap.  Additionally, during...

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1st Annual Fall Festival

This past Saturday afternoon, we hosted our First Annual Fall Festival!  It's always fun to host constructive environments to build lasting relationships.  We had an outstanding number of donations, volunteers, and attendees.  We are so thankful for the support we...

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What’s not to love? – After-School Programming

At approximately 2:30 pm on any given day of the week at TSEC, things start to look a little different.  Here's a quick rundown of what that experience is like: You begin to hear students chattering, volunteers entering the doors, and Mrs. Sandy Williams giving...

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Thriving at TSA

We love hearing and sharing stories of transformation. Here are a few words from Angela Grillo, Zachary's mother. "I was looking through Zachary´s folder today from school and it made me reflect on the how different this school year is for Zachary.  Last year, Zachary...

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Passing the Baton

Executive Director Transition Sustainable ministry is a relay race.  Time and time again we see this in the Bible.  Moses passed the baton to Joshua, Elijah passed the baton to Elisha, Jesus passed the baton to his disciples, Paul passed the baton to Timothy, and so...

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