Tri-Cities Community Connections
What is TCCC?
The goal and purpose of Tri-Cities Community Connections (TCCC) is to bring hope to others in our community and encourage them through a variety of avenues. We do this through three non-profit groups that are a part of Hillspring Church; After School Matters, Hope Sings, and Ingear Community Cycling.
INgear Community Cycling, a ministry of HIllspring Church refurbishes and donates bikes. We also provide bicycling education, activities, and support for the community at large. Over the years INgear has donated hundreds of bicycles to those who cannot afford one or are in need of transportation.
INgear is certified through The League of American Bicyclists. League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are certified to teach the Smart Cycling classes to children as well as adults. Their goal is to help people feel more secure on a bike and to ensure that people on bikes know how to ride safely and legally.
After School Matters (ASM) was founded on a belief system that if we could give school-aged children a safe place to grow, allow healthy relationships to form and not fear for safety during peak hours of the day, then we would be giving students a chance to experience hope.
ASM mentors build relationships, model good choices, listen to them and expose them to a variety of opportunities to give them a fresh perspective on life. Through this, they will make better choices, develop healthy relationships, desire to be in a healthy atmosphere and dream bigger. They will want to make a difference in their families, their neighborhoods, their community, and the world.
Hope Sings provides Music Therapy Services within a clinical, therapeutic relationship to meet non-music goals. Whether the goals are physical, social, emotional or cognitive, the therapist will explore a variety of music interventions with the client to determine how music can best be used to meet the client’s needs.
“Music has the power to move a person between different realities: from a broken body into a soaring spirit, from a broken heart into a connection of shared love, from death into the memory and movement of life.” -Deforia Lane