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Supporting Current & Future Leaders

We support leaders in the county to make positive change and to help the county grow. 

Faith Based Leadership

Faith based leadership programs are county-wide nondenominational associations working to build relationships and enact positive change.

A group of people holding their vaccine cards.

Gaston Clergy & Citizens Coalition (GC3)

The Gaston Clergy & Citizens Coalition (GC3) is a group of grassroots ministers coming together to make positive change in the county.


To embrace opportunities by building bridges of Faith, Family, Education and Empowerment

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To be in Partnership with God and Each Other to build stronger communities in Gaston County.


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MLK Unity

This award was established in 2004, and it recognizes current or former Gaston County citizens who have performed exemplary community service to help build bridges of unity across lines of race, class, gender, faith and/or among municipalities within our county. Names of the honorees are engraved on the MLK Monument located at the MLK Plaza.

Law Enforcement Covenant

A pledge for clergy and law enforcement to work together to make interactions between county residents and law enforcement a model for others to follow.

An police officer signing the GC3 Law Enforcement Covenant.
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