Turning Point Community Development Corporation was founded by the late Alvin D. Sledge, and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the state of NC in 2001. In January 2013, the organization received its 501c3 status.
Alvin Sledge envisioned a facility that would cater holistically to a person's needs. This organization would partner with resources throughout the community to help meet those needs in single primary location. As time progressed, his vision has transformed into a reality.
Through Turning Point CDC, Alvin achieved his goal of impacting and equipping the community. Our services have included—but not been limited to—the following:
Assisting at-risk families by providing a structured plan to help them move from welfare to being well
Mentoring at-risk juveniles to help lay the foundation for responsibility and citizenship
Combating hunger via a food pantry and food distribution
Job readiness training
Computer literacy training
After school care
Summer enrichment programs
Mentoring for both youth and adults (male and female).
PAST TURNING POINT SUBSIDIARIES
The Oasis Food Ministry was established to help combat hunger in Granville and surrounding counties. The community-based program’s Food Pantry collected and distributed food to low income and food insecure households. A referral was required from social service agencies or staff of Oasis of Hope Ministries or Turning Point CDC. OFM partnered with the North Carolina Food Bank.
OFM NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAM
This program did not require a referral and operated on a first-come-first-serve basis. OFM received their donations of bread, baked goods, sandwiches, chicken, and other deli style foods from retailers (Food Lion/Lowes). Participants were asked to sign their name on a distribution sheet and return any Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday they pleased.
CREATING SUCCESS AFTER SCHOOL
The CSAS program was established to give enrichment, play, and quality school-aged care. Strong emphasis was placed on preparation for the NC end-of-grade test. Qualified educators and volunteers assisted students in reading, math, and writing. The CSAS computer lab was equipped with educational software for fun games and activities. CSAS served K-6 grades.
This program was dedicated to school-aged children in K-6 grades. Educational activities were provided through three festivals that were providing reading, math, and hands-on fun and enrichment. The curriculum for Summer Adventures was based on the Great Explorations in Math and Science. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks were provided.