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Life Changing Opportunity – Jolyn Bass

When moving to Greenville, NC in August 2013, I had no idea what was in store for me during the years to come.  After hearing about and visiting Covenant Church, Third Street Community Center was soon on my radar.  The first time I visited the center was to help Tonya...

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The Birth of Logan – Heather Timberlake

Neil Jernigan Photography On August 30th, our lives changed forever.  We woke up at 5 am, unable to sleep any longer, anticipating the birth of our baby.  The plan was that I would be induced that day.  It was 4 days past his due date and we were ready to meet him....

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Called by God – Megan Groves

I spent Spring Break 2017 giving piggyback rides, getting buried in wood chips, playing games of tag where I somehow always ended up “it”; and I had an incredible time. The boys of Third Street Academy and the staff that work so hard to create a bright and better...

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ECU Student Athletes Donate to Third Street

Thursday before the opening game, I got an email from Danielle with ECU Athletics about an opportunity.  Little did I know, 48 hours later we would end up in the ECU football field receiving a giant $5,000 check!  What a surprise! It turns out, ECU Student Athletes...

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One person can build a shed…

Impacting the community. That’s just one of the goals of Third Street Education Center. We value the importance of providing constructive atmosphere during after-school hours not only for our students, but also all students of the Greenville community. Our...

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New School Year, New Smile – Kristel Coward

First day of school. The start of a new school year comes with new opportunities, new experiences, new smiles, and new expectations. Meet Third Street Academy’s new K-3 Assistant Teacher, Kristel Coward. Here are some things to know about her: Born and raised in...

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The First Two Weeks – Troy Milburn

To help give everyone a glimpse into the everyday life of Third Street Academy, I asked Troy Milburn to share his thoughts: "My first two weeks of school as a teacher is much different for students. For myself, I need to make sure the classroom is in order. My tables...

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From Awareness to Advocacy

Just take a moment before reading the rest of this blog and ask yourself the question, “What are the great things going on at Third Street Education Center?” Now take a minute and think of how you would answer that question.  Got it?  Awesome,...

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Why We Partner – Jennifer Orr

Giving in some capacity has always been part of our marriage, and I credit my husband with setting that standard when we met. As we started a family and became more firmly planted in our own church and community, the opportunities to give also increased, and we found...

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This Is Where You Belong – Donald Pilgreen

In preparing for my move to Greenville from Raleigh, my fiancé and I were insistent on making connections in service work in the area. After a lifetime of struggles with addiction and alcoholism, service to others and God seemed to be the answer and key to my success...

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When Plans Change

Have you ever had God throw a wrench in your plans? Yeah, me too.  Usually, it is not a fun experience.  It can throw you off your game and disrupt your rhythm.  This summer at Third Street, we felt a wrench hit the gears.  Due to a need to refocus my (Nathan’s) time...

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Wisdom from the Front – Donna Watford

If you have been to Third Street Education Center during the school day in the past year, odds are you have met Donna. Donna is remarkable.  She is far more than a kind greeter and gatekeeper.  She is developing policies and systems for us to bring us to our best....

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Jesus is the line leader.

17 days. There are 17 days with my boys left until summer break. As a teacher, this brings a mixed bag of emotions. In the spirit of honesty, I can’t wait to turn off my alarm clock for a few days and my boys are ready to be free of school work and take a...

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On Earth as it is in Heaven – Rob Moloney

The words “… on earth as it is in heaven...” are inscribed on the wall at the main entrance of Third Street Education Center.  Third Street is a place where heaven comes to earth; it is a place where individuals put aside their personal interests to serve others,...

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A Prayer Walk Through The Neighborhood: Sandy Williams.

One cool Saturday morning in early fall, a group of eager college students munched on bagels as they listened to the different volunteer opportunities during the Third Saturday of Service.  When given a choice, they decided to pick vegetables from the garden and...

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From Classmates to Family – Heather Timberlake

As I sit in my classroom waiting for my kids to arrive, I can’t help but look at their empty desks and think about each of them and our school year together. When we all met for the first time back in August we had no idea the journey God was preparing for each of us...

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Moments That Matter.

Today, as part of our Career Exploration Program, a local Police Academy came out to spend time the young men in the academy.  These moments matter.  They are not just fun moments for the kids to avoid math or reading.  They are moments of exposure and moments of...

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Simple & Secure

A New Donation Method. We have made a change internally that will make it easier for you to make online monthly donations. We have changed from Paypal to Stripe.  First off, for those of you who have set up monthly donations via Paypal, those transactions will...

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Sitting on a wall, breaking down walls…..

Last week, 13 students from Boston College came to Greenville NC just to serve at Third Street Education Center. During the week, they painted, played, visiting partner ministries, and heard about God's heart for people. One of the highlights of the week happened...

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