partner with us!  

Pride for Parents is in full swing and we would love for you to partner with us.   Pride for Parents started with one simple belief –families would prefer to provide for themselves at Christmas rather than receive a hand out.  Even if a family has limited means to do so, a mom, dad, aunt, uncle or grandparent wants to buy gifts for their families around the holidays.  Pride for Parents is a program designed to provide the families in our neighborhood the opportunity to shop for their families at greatly reduced cost.

But we can't make this happen without your help! If you would like to be involved with Pride for Parents, use the following links to shop, volunteer or donate to Pride for Parents. 

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we have some exciting news!

After years of in-the-trenches education and hours of interviews with some of today’s leading voices on topics of poverty, charity, and community development, we’re delighted to introduce Seeking Shalom. It is a 6 part, interactive e-course about how reimagining charity can transform lives and restore communities.

Seeking Shalom offers dynamic content on an innovative online learning platform. It is a video-based, community-driven experience that will equip churches, nonprofits, and practitioners to transform the charity paradigm. 

AVAILABLE NOW!

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MISSION STATEMENT

Focused Community Strategies partners with under-served neighborhoods to provide innovative and holistic development that produces flourishing communities where God's Shalom is present.

Because everyone has value

We don’t read the Creation Account from the first chapter of Genesis very often anymore. It has lost some of its luster for our generation. The Church has spent years arguing over how we interpret these verses such that we often miss their eloquence. Culture has certainly let go of them as an origin story. “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

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Re-imagining Charity this christmas

Halloween is behind us, and Thanksgiving is next week. We are soon entering the frenzied season of travel, holiday traditions, Christmas shopping, and Christmas charity projects. This quiet period before the storm is a great time to evaluate our year-end charity options and perhaps reflect on why we place a heavy emphasis on charity around Christmastime.

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Triple your impact this christmas 

Every year we welcome hundreds of families to our neighborhood Pride for Parents Christmas store. We share in their delight as parents choose that perfect doll, costume, book, toy, kit, etc. for their child. We ring them up and learn a little more about their lives and their families. 

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