HEARTS is supported by private donations and through fundraisers, so tutoring is provided free to each student. Volunteers, Tutors, and Benefactors like yourself all contribute to making a child's dreams come true through education. To make a tax-deductible donation to HEARTS, click on the link below. 

Help fulfill dreams...


  • ​Chrissy Heard - President​

  • Donna Burlingame - Vice President

  • The Rev. Sandra DePriest - Corporate Secretary

  • Nancy Wyckoff - Secretary​

  • Ethel Mitchener - Treasurer

  • Rae Hill

  • Lynn Gillespie

  • Elizabeth Johnson

  • Brenda Caradine

  • Velma Davis

  • Charlie Lindquist

  • Cindy Cranford

  • Cathy Young

Our Board of Directors

Executive Director: Mary Stewart Ezell

HEARTS: Helping Every Age Reach and Teach Students.


The mission of HEARTS is to provide a nurturing and enduring Christian after-school environment, and academic tutoring of multicultural children in the Greater Columbus Community who are at-risk of falling behind in the academic classroom.


Tutors come from area high schools and colleges, church volunteers, Columbus Air Force Base, and community volunteers.Between 20 and 24 elementary students are welcomed to HEARTS each school year. Students recieve healthy snacks, daily devotionals, and instruction in math, reading, and phonics.  They also receive help with homework assignments. 

Who We Are

Guiding dreams, Healing hearts

Our Mission

Our Volunteers

We are grateful for the people who help make this vision possible.  We all work together to create a better future for Columbus! 


It's easy to become a volunteer!  Click on the link below for next steps. 

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