New Life S.A.Y. Yes! Center

We Bring Partners Together Because Everyone Needs A Chance

Our integrative approach meets the needs of students within their urban context by forming a discipleship community with students who have been overlooked or considered to be the invisible ones. We bring partners together to form holistic support, serving alongside students and their families; not over them. We believe everyone deserves a chance to be seen, to be loved, to be discipled, to have voice and to be hopeful about their futures. We invite you to join the New Life S.A.Y. Yes! Center family. We are the after-school program with over 19 years of service to students in the English Avenue and Vine City communities.

Spring Session Academic Tutor Orientation: Join us on Saturday, January 26th from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon or on Sunday, January 27th from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. to volunteer as an academic tutor for our Spring 2019 Session. Tutors must attend an orientation session and pass a background check to volunteer.


Twelve Months of Giving

In 2019 we are beginning a new partnership inviting all of our friends to invest in making our ministry to English Avenue and Vine City students sustainable. We don’t charge our students or their families for any of our services because the median household annual income for families in our community is $15,100/year. As we prayed about how we could continue to grow our network of support the Lord gave us this twelve month generosity plan. Each month we will highlight an experience that we provide for our students and ask our friends and supporters to help us cover the cost. Our sessions last for 13 week and some giving opportunities will be to cover a cost of a week of experiences, some will cover one time experiences and some cover every evening experiences. We invite you to bring life transforming experiences to well deserving students

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The Gift of Nutrition

January 2019

You can give the gift of nutrition and help bring good food to our ‘food desert.’ Each evening during the school year, we feed our students at the New Life S.A.Y. Yes! Center a healthy, home-cooked meal. These meals expand their palate beyond packaged or fast foods and encourages them to try new foods that are nutritious, ensuring they eat at least one well-rounded meal each day. By donating $150 you provide one of the 52 nutritious meals needed for our students during our Spring Session.  Click here to donate: http://www.covchurchgiving.com/p-3185-student-meals.aspx


Become a part of the New Life S.a.y. yes! Family

Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer experience? Are you interested in being a part of interrupting the school to prison pipeline? You can give one hour each week to help a student through academic tutoring during our Fall program. You choose one day each week on Mondays through Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. to tutor a student who needs help. RSVP to attend one of our orientation session to nlsayyes575 at gmail.com. All volunteers are required to attend an orientation session and pass a background check. We look forward to serving with you believing that everyone deserves a chance9

Academic Tutors Volunteer Team: Academic tutors are needed for our Fall session. You can volunteer for one or more nights per week, on Mondays through Thursdays. You will work one-on-one with a student on homework assignments or academic skill enhancement.  We can't do this work alone. Join us in eliminating the school-to-prison pipeline. Consider joining the New Life S.A.Y. Yes! family today. Click here to access our academic tutor brochure. 

Monthly Lifeline Donors Needed: Our lifeline donors support our program through monthly giving. You determine the amount of your financial support each month. Your support helps us sustain and grow our staff and program offerings. Your gifts are critical to our ongoing ministry to children, youth and adults in the English Avenue and Vine City communities. Please click here to become a lifeline monthly donor or to make online donations to the New Life S.A.Y. Yes! Center. Thank you for making this ministry possible. We believe everyone deserves a chance! Click here to access our financial partners brochure.

Meal Volunteers Needed: Something very special happens over a meal that with people who listen and share about their day. Each evening we serve a home-cooked meal to our students. If you are a good cook and can partner with us by providing one meal per month, please contact Libby Hovey, our administrator at nlsayyes575@gmail.com. Thank you for sharing your hospitality with our students. Click here to access our meal volunteer brochure. 


NEW LIFE S.A.Y. YES! CENTER STAFF

Pastor Catherine Gilliard is our Executive Director. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Kansas School of Architecture, and a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degree from North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.

Veronica Gilliard is our Associate Director. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's degree in English. She also holds a Masters in Higher Education Leadership from Mercer University. She is currently a PhD student in Higher Education at Mercer University.

Libby Hovey is our Administrator/Meal Co-ordinator. She is a graduate of North Park University in Chicago, Illinois.

Andrew Ticknor is our Database Coordinator and computer literacy instructor. He is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in Youth Ministry.

Gladys Ward is one of our Team Leaders. She brings years of childcare experience and her love for children.