About Us

About Us

The Gathering Outreach Community Center (GOCC) is a nonprofit 501c3 organization, founded in 2012 to stand in the gap of hopelessness, depression, low self-esteem, loneliness, and anxiety for those in rural areas. GOCC is the voice of LOVE, an advocate of HOPE! We take great pride in creating togetherness, wholeness, and opportunities that serve our mission to enhance the quality of life for the community! Providing social support, education, development, fine arts, sports and recreational activities for adults and children are some of the many ways we extend our tree of love.

The Gathering Outreach Community Center was founded by Natasha Minix-Tennison, and co-founder Markeith Tennison, who serves alongside a team of individuals who support the overall mission and vision. Our MISSION is to inspire community togetherness in support of enriching the lives of children to become confident servant-leaders and moral adults, by building relationships, providing resources and creative outlets for all. Our VISION is a community where every child and adult is inspired to love and live with hope and wholeness.

Event gatherings and strong community-based programs are necessary to have and maintain within communities. The Spirit of LOVE drives the Gathering Outreach Community Center team, and they take pride in serving the community. Building hearts of hope now and for the future is one of our many goals. While it requires exceptional dedication and effort to make a difference, the GOCC team is steadfast in its pursuit of producing great works for the community.

Our goal is to improve and enhance the lives of adults and children, by promoting leadership, personal and professional development, health, and wellness; through a variety of outlets that offer ways to express talent, energy, emotions, and most importantly- LOVE. The Gathering Outreach Community Center serves to make a difference one home at a time and one child at a time. That is what GOCC is all about, and this is our top priority. Our team of leaders will fight in the Spirit of LOVE to produce positive results in the community. We are graciously assertive in building active partnerships with companies and individuals that can help move our mission forward. Our PURPOSE is to be a tree of love that people can count on to support the community with equal engagement opportunities.

We are planted and rooted to LET LOVE LIVE within communities!

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CEO’s Welcome

As the CEO and Founder, I wish you a very warm welcome to our community service website! Our teams strive to deliver love, leadership, support, and excellence in the community of Pearland. We have succeeded in providing local families with excellent award-winning afterschool opportunities hosted in select Alvin ISD campuses. We believe that community is marked by creative, social and emotional development that is characterized by a lifelong love of learning, and the joys of new, diverse friendships.

We continually thrive to achieve more for the community. We are making important strides toward building a community center in Pearland, that will make a significant difference in the ways that we can serve, together. We hold firm to the words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

Natasha Tennison, CEO | Founder| CLC


To bring people, families, and communities together, by encouraging and promoting community togetherness, strengthening the role of community service, and increasing the variety of equal engagement opportunities.

Our Core Values

  • Love
  • Leadership
  • Support
  • Excellence


We are currently in the process of building a facility that will meet your space rental needs for parties, conferences, banquets and more. Please submit your need for space, as this will help our request to provide space for the community to utilize.

If you would like to request the participation of our community leaders for your speaking engagement or would like to volunteer as a speaker at our events, please email: humanresources@goccteam.org

We do accept donations for our community programs, events and workshops offered to the community, free of charge. We welcome your donation of any kinds, and would be glad to offer you a receipt of charitable givens to our 501c3 organization for tax deductions. Please email humanresources@goccteam.org for assistance with your donation. Or, visit our fundraising page to submit your donation.

We are always looking for talented individuals that can share the gift of love and support to the community of Pearland. Please let us know how you’d like to volunteer your support by emailing: humanresources@goccteam.org

We offer group coaching and one-on-one coaching for fitness, career, and life. Our certified coaches are known to enhance life in tremendous ways! If you would like to get involved in a community group or would like to experience a free complimentary coaching session, please email


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