Gaston Together facilitates
2013 Commissioners School Session
On Friday, June 21st, Gaston Together hosted a program session for the “Movers and Shakers” group of the 2013 Commissioners School. Twelve students spent the morning participating in a facilitated mini-community forum meeting which was held at First United Methodist Church in Gastonia. Student participants represented Ashbrook, Forestview, Hunter Huss, Highland Tech, East Gaston, Gaston Day, Gaston Christian and South Point. Donna Lockett, Executive Director, provided a brief overview of the work of Gaston Together to begin........
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At the Grizzlies!
And It’s Opening Night!!!
Tuesday, May 28th
Gate opens at 6:30pm; Game Time is 7:30pm
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On April 3, Keeping Families Intact graduated eight students from our life skills program at Flowers Court in Belmont. The participants did a great job of decorating and planning the graduation event. We anticipate great things for this wonderful group.
Special thanks to the residents and management of Flowers Court, who have adopted us as part of their wonderful community.
Gaston Together’s Community Leadership Awards Event, A Tremendous Success!
The 2013 Community Leadership Awards Event was an evening to celebrate outstanding Community Leadership we enjoy today as well as leaders of the future! Gaston Together, in its sixteenth year of service to Gaston County, honored The Carrie E. and Lena V. Glenn Foundation as the winner of the 2013 Community Leadership Award. Maureen O’Boyle, WBTV News, was the event emcee. Over two hundred guests were in attendance to be a part of the evening. Event sponsors were........
The Carrie E. and Lena V. Glenn Foundation has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Community Leadership Award presented annually by Gaston Together.
"Gaston Together is proud to honor the Glenn Foundation for their long-standing commitment to Gaston County," said Terry Stroupe, selection committee chairman. "Since 1972, they have awarded 761 grants of almost $6.6 million. The Glenn Foundation has established a tradition of using grant funds, 'where needed most to do the most good' as their founders instructed. Through grant funding, they have been at the........
Five years ago, the GC3, an initiative of Gaston Together, began a Breakfast of Champions program to work one-on-one with middle school students. The ideas is for clergy members to meet monthly with students and share breakfast and conversation. Grier Middle School is one of four sites for the 2012-2013 school year. An expansion program in the Elementary Schools (5th grade) in Mt. Holly was spear-headed by Rev. Angela Pleasants, Mt. Holly First United Methodist, in Mt. Holly.
On Thursday, September 20th, ministers and community members of GC3 met........
- “Pride In Gaston Traveling Tour”Building Community Pride through the Schools[read more]
Building Community Pride is a cornerstone of the work of Gaston Together. It is also a primary goal of the Gaston Vision 2020 Process. Community Pride establishes a sense of belonging which might ultimately retain young students in our county as productive adults in years to come. To have pride in one’s community, you must first know about it.
In an effort to enhance the third grade study of the local community and therefore build a foundation of community pride,........
Sydney Dyer, the 2012 county-wide winner of Gaston Together’s “Proudest Kid in Gaston County” Essay Contest recently returned from a trip to Raleigh where she met with Gaston County Senator Kathy Harrington (pictured.) Sydney was introduced to the Senate by Senator Harrington as the Proudest Kid in Gaston County. The Proudest Kid essay contest was developed by Gaston Together in partnership with Gaston County Schools. The sole sponsor of the contest is the Gaston County Education Foundation.
Sydney is the daughter of Richard and Melanie Dyer and is a........
BLOOD DONE SIGN MY NAME
Two Day Community Outreach Event
Sunday, February, 26, 2012
2:00 PM @ Gaston College Myers Auditorium
Admission is FREE and open to the public
Screening of the Movie, Blood Done Sign My Name, followed by a Q & A with Reverend Tyson @ 4:30 PM
This true story unfolds against the backdrop of the 1971 racially motivated murder of a young Henry Marrow in Oxford, NC. Reverend Tyson chose to challenge his community's walls........
Ferguson and Spargo will be Honored with the
2012 Gaston County MLK Unity Award
The Gaston Clergy & Citizens Coalition (GC3), an initiative of Gaston Together, will present the 2012 Gaston County MLK Unity Awards to Mrs. Peggie Ferguson and Pastor Dickie Spargo on Monday, January 16th at 10:30 am at the MLK Plaza. The Plaza is located on the corner of Marietta St. and Long Ave. in downtown Gastonia.
The Gaston County MLK Unity Award was established in 2004 by the GC3. The........
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