New Life S.A.Y. Yes! Center

The New Life S.A.Y. Yes! Center is a community of parents, teachers, volunteers, financial partners and staff who provide support services for students to master academic subjects. We serve collaboratively to interrupt, inspire and ignite students who desire a new reality. Education is a journey that leads to broader opportunities, new experiences and dreams being realized.

The New Life S.A.Y. Yes! Center is a community of parents, teachers, volunteers, financial partners and staff who provide support services for students to master academic subjects. We serve collaboratively to interrupt, inspire and ignite students who desire a new reality. Education is a journey that leads to broader opportunities, new experiences and dreams being realized.

we believe everyone deserves a chance!


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

Academic Tutors Volunteer Team: One hour can make a significant difference in the lives of students. We need academic tutors for students in the K5 through 12th grades and adult learners. From 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. each evening we have our academic hour. 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 enhancements.  We can't do this work alone. 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 giving each month. No gift is too small or too large to help 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 community. 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 spacial 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 is a graduate of the University of Kansas and North Park Theological Seminary. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the School of Architecture, a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degree.

Veronica Gilliard is our Director of Development. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Mercer University with a Masters in Higher Education Leadership. She is currently a PhD student in Higher Education at Mercer University.

Libby Hovey is our Administrator. She is a graduate of North Park University in Chicago, Illinois.

Andrew Ticknor is one of our Team Leaders. He is a graduate of Nazarene University with a degree in Youth Ministry.