Building bridges of hope, inspiration, and confidence is embedded in all that we do.
The Gathering Outreach Community Services (GOCS) is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2012.
We provide safe and affordable youth development programs for children and teens. We facilitate and partner with professionals to offer personal and professional development opportunities for adults seeking to enhance the quality of life and overall well-being through our support groups, workshops, and events.
We believe there is power in togetherness.
We're addressing an important issue that affects many children, teens, and adults who suffer from stress, anxiety, and a lack of support that can lead to depression, hopelessness, and loneliness. Everyone deserves easy and affordable access to services that enhance the quality of life.
We connect with those who can to help those who can't.
Through our volunteers, memberships, after school programs, workshops, and fundraisers, we can help local families who don't qualify for government assistance but still need financial support to access quality after school programs and personal or professional self-development workshops. In the same way, we provide support for those who absolutely can't afford access to the services we offer.
We are a recognized AlvinISD community partner.
We assist families in our local school districts, financially. We sponsor children up to 100% and offer a sliding fee schedule for our award-winning, five-star, after school mentorship programs. We extend free workshops, programs, and events to deepen human connection, help bring more happiness and togetherness in homes and schools, year after year.
As the voice of love and an advocate of hope, we gather people for a purpose.
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 help sustain all the good that we do in the lives of people who need our help the most.
We pledge to provide opportunities that inspire hope and growth in the community.
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.