Who We Are

Gates County is an enclave of around 12,000 people in the often forgotten northeastern part of the state of North Carolina. Because the area is rural, it lacks the level of opportunity common in other locations: extracurricular activities, educational enrichment programs, adequately funded schools, just to name a few.

Gates County Community Partnership [501(c)(3) public charity] originated in 2018 through communication between friends who desired to give back to the place that formed them. The mission of our non-profit organization is to inspire and increase community engagement by the citizens of Gates County for the educational and social development of its youth. We believe that organized collaboration is paramount to improving circumstance. Some goals are to broaden horizons and provide hope to those in need.

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Our Board of Directors

Benjamin C. Saunders, Jr

President and Treasurer

Brian Rountree

Vice President

Sherley Jones, Jr.


Michael Gatling


“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

-Helen Keller

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

-Henry Ford


Science RISING! for Rising Grades 6-8

Science RISING! for Rising Grades 6-8


Discover the world of aerospace technology! Participants will investigate this exciting field of science through a variety of topics such […]

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July 27, 2020
GSK Science in the Summer for Rising Grades 2-8

GSK Science in the Summer for Rising Grades 2-8


GSK Science in the Summer program in North Carolina is an exciting science education initiative that helps elementary and middle […]

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July 20, 2020
ECSU Drone Exploration Academy (Residential)

ECSU Drone Exploration Academy (Residential)


The goal of the Drone Exploration Academy is to capitalize on the increasing popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly […]

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July 12, 2020

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