Trinity Community Center is on a mission to serve as the Hollygrove neighborhood's premier institution for transforming youth through educational support, mentoring and spiritual development.
We provide the youth of Hollygrove with the education and spiritual development needed to realize their highest potential
We equip the youth of Hollygrove to build their own future by cultivating their imaginations
We challenge the youth of Hollygrove to utilize their gifts to be of service to their community
In 1967, Rev. William Brown started Trinity Christian Community in response to the organized church leaving the city. At a time when race relations were at their worst, Rev. Brown recognized that opportunities for African American, at-risk youth were largely non-existent. He mobilized the church, recruiting volunteers to assist the efforts and created unique programs for our city’s youth. He began with a community center on Erato Street, called the Upper Room. It functioned as a “drop-in” center with activities for youth, a coffee house, a day camp, a training institute, a counseling office, a network for churches to respond to the needs of the poor and more. Because there were few resources for the same youth during the summers, Rev. Brown organized day camps, summer camping programs, educational and literacy programs, youth clubs, even a food bank.
His son, Kevin Brown, arrived in 1998 and moved TCC into the Hollygrove neighborhood. Kevin furthered his father’s mission through the continued creation of innovative programs within the Hollygrove community. Jarvain Bingmon took over in 2013 and expanded our focus to support children from kindergarten through college and beyond with a very intentional goal of developing indigenous leadership. In March 2019, Carly Hill stepped into the role of Executive Director, bringing new ideas to continue to empower the youth and families of Hollygrove.
Over the years, we have worked alongside our neighbors to transform the community by rebuilding and painting homes, cleaning vacant lots, putting on "Family Fun Days", advocating for the community and helping to plant Level Ground Community Church. TCC has served to incubate and build capacity in other organizations that equip the marginalized, including Hollygrove Farm and Market, the Hollygrove Seniors Group, Pressing on Basketball Ministry, Carrollton-Hollygrove CDC and Healthy Start, for mothers and their children under 2 in Hollygrove.
We believe that each child should have access to every tool needed to allow them to reach their fullest potential.