The Gathering Outreach Community Services (GOCS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2012.
GOCS provides free and affordable youth development programs for children and teens, along with free personal and professional development opportunities for adults through support groups, workshops, and events. Building bridges of hope, inspiration, and confidence is embedded in all that we do. We aim to make a difference in the lives of people and believe that anyone who could benefit from our services should have access, regardless of financial status.
As a recognized AlvinISD community partner and an advocate of hope, we are positioned to assist families financially. We sponsor children up to 100% and offer a sliding fee schedule for our award-winning, five-star, after school mentorship programs. We are graciously aggressive in reinforcing ourselves as the voice of love by extending free workshops, programs, and events that deepen human connections, help bring more happiness and togetherness in homes and schools, year after year.
Our tree of services is supported by our core values of Love, Leadership, Diversity, and Service. Our staff, partnerships, committees, board members, volunteers, donors, sponsors, and families that participate in our programs and events are linchpins that help sustain all the good that we do in the lives of people. We are always anticipating our next meet up, workshop or event to help build better lives.
We pledge to provide opportunities that promote personal and professional growth.
We promise to love, lead, serve and honor human diversity through our tree of services.
To inspire and enrich the lives of children, teens, and adults by building relationships, providing resources, and creating outlets that strengthen community togetherness and enhances the quality of life for all.
A community where every child and adult is INSPIRED to love and live with hope and wholeness.