Join us for the 40th Anniversary Block Party!
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
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 for the two weeks leading up to Christmas.
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.
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!
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. 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.