In 40 years, more than 250 houses have been remodeled or constructed to create homes for families. Countless customers have walked through the doors of Carver Market to buy vegetables or pick up a few things for dinner. Summer after summer, kids have explored a world outside the city at summer camp. And each Christmas, parents have had the opportunity to choose and purchase affordable gifts for their children.
As we reflected on 2017 one word that continually rose to the surface. Flourishing. From Carver Market to affordable housing to training and development at the Lupton Center, FCS is creating a space for flourishing in Atlanta. We invite you to explore our interactive 2017 annual report to see flourishing unfold. Thank you for being a part of this story.
Focused Community Strategies partners with under-resourced neighborhoods to provide innovative and holistic development that produces flourishing communities where God's Shalom is present.
Decisions, decisions, decisions. How was this little band of uneducated, ecclesiastically inexperienced disciples going to organize a global religious movement (a Kingdom, the Master had called it), one that would reach to the ends of the earth? And yet, it was their responsibility. Sort of. But it wouldn’t be as simple as collecting signatures and tallying membership rolls.
A grocery store, theater, sit-down restaurant, service station, billiard hall, beauty salon, and more. These are the businesses that lined the once-thriving commercial district of Historic South Atlanta along McDonough Blvd. This stretch of commerce was an important part of the African American experience in the first part of the 20th Century - right behind Auburn Avenue in significance.
One billion dollars. That’s the number Atlanta’s Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, has promised for public-private investment in affordable housing. What an exciting announcement for Atlanta! We have had a long-standing need for affordable housing, and those of us in the affordable housing world are excited to hear our top city official getting serious about this important issue. Kudos to Mayor Bottoms!