Neighbors knowing each other's names. Access to transportation and jobs. Available fresh, healthy food. Parks and places to gather. That's what a flourishing neighborhood looks like. Blights are turning into beacons of hope as South Atlanta grows into a neighborhood of vitality and abundance.
Growing Businesses In South Atlanta!
Businesses can be powerful tools to increase resources and create jobs in a community. We love the energy and effort behind initiatives like Carver Market and Community Grounds in South Atlanta. But we know there is even more need for sustainable businesses in our community, and we also know there are ideas and small businesses growing already within our streets.
Focused Community Strategies partners with under-resourced neighborhoods to provide innovative and holistic development that produces flourishing communities where God's Shalom is present.
When housing is unreliable, it affects every aspect of a family’s life. Children may need to switch schools when an address changes or may take unexpected breaks from education while new housing is secured. Location, coupled with access to transportation, may cause a parent to miss work or need to find a new employer.
We are thoughtful, thorough, and thinking people, are we not? We read the Bible and we scour the Scriptures, paying close attention to how God calls us to live in the world. We study Jesus’ example and explore practical ways we might follow his lead in our own day-to-day experiences.