Save the Date!

Join us for an indoor block party celebrating 40 years of FCS and honoring the FCS Founder, Bob Lupton! Bob's life work has been the rebuilding of urban neighborhoods where families can flourish and thrive. In these 40 years, FCS has produced over 400 units of affordable housing, created a dozen small businesses, taught hundreds of churches and nonprofits about responsible charity, and incubated countless organizations that are creating change around our city! 
 Join us Thursday, November 15th at The Fairmont

1429 Fairmont Ave NW Atlanta, GA 30318

Registration and Reception at 6:00PM, Dinner Program at 7:00PM

Click here to RSVP by November 2nd

Learn with Us: Open House

As part of our ongoing commitment to equipping others for long-term development work, we offer trainings, workshops, and open houses. We’re excited to welcome visitors next week on October 15-16 for our annual Open House.

Interested in participating in one of our learning events? Learn more about resources and workshops we offer by clicking here.


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

The Hunter

I like guns. They have always fascinated me, ever since I was in grade school.  With my small arsenal, I loved both target practice and hunting small game. When I got drafted during the Vietnam war, my favorite part of basic training was weapons proficiency. I easily scored “expert” with the rifle. But the real thrill was the more exotic weapons – machine guns, rocket launchers, hand grenades, even the big howitzer cannons. I loved it!


New Direction for South Atlanta Bike Shop

The South Atlanta Bike Shop has been a fixture in our neighborhood for seven years. Children come to the Bike Shop after school to work on bikes and earn a bike of their own. Prior to the bike shop opening, all of this happened in one passionate neighbor’s driveway. South Atlanta neighbor, Andrej Ciho, took his passion for bikes and “discovering the treasure in every young person” and opened the South Atlanta Bike Shop in 2010.


40 Years Old

40 Years Old. This year we’re celebrating a milestone birthday in the life of FCS. When people turn forty, we make jokes about “over the hill” or buy balloons with wildly premature tombstones on them. But as those of us who’ve entered our forties may know, it doesn’t feel like the start of a decline. It feels like a step into a new, more mature, and very exciting phase.