40 Years of Neighboring

FCS is creating flourishing neighborhoods in Atlanta. Neighboring, dignity, and development are at the heart of everything we do. See what 40 years of neighboring looks like and the vision for what’s ahead. Watch our video!

Pride for Parents Kicks Off

Pride for Parents started with one simple belief –families would prefer to shower their loved ones with gifts out of their own means, rather than receiving a handout. To help make this holiday dream a cheery reality,  FCS sets up a toy store at our South Atlanta location leading up to Christmas. This year, the store will be open from December 8-22.

In preparation, we’ve started collecting new toys to stock our store! Each year, we rely on partners to help build our inventory. Want to get involved? Sign up now to host a toy drive, shop on our Amazon Wishlist, or reach out to Pamela Stringfield for more information!


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

Where Is the King?

A caravan of ambassadors from Persia, you say? Headed this way? Herod knew nothing about any foreign delegation scheduled to be in his territory. He was obviously perplexed by the sentries’ report. Even more disconcerting, these wealthy dignitaries were inquiring about the whereabouts of a new king of the Jews, whose star they claimed to be following. They must be ill-informed; unless there was an insurrection of some sort festering secretly among the Jews?


Home for the Holidays

This time of year, many of us are drawn home. We decorate for the season, gather with loved ones around the table, and host out-of-town relatives for a few nights. Home can be welcoming place.

As we look to 2019, we too are welcoming more neighbors home to South Atlanta. This year, we have rehabbed eight homes in the community begun new construction on five. We are also working to dramatically expand our rental portfolio, with plans to reach approximately thirty rental units by the end of 2019.


Establishing a Restaurant

Think of a restaurant that holds a special memory for you. For many of us, sit-down eateries have hosted first dates, sports celebrations, good times with friends and family. We want our neighbors to have a place for those memories, too! South Atlanta doesn’t currently have a sit-down restaurant complete with wait-staff and a back of house kitchen. Our neighbors have told us they love the grocery store and the coffee shop, and they see a restaurant as a next step for the neighborhood.