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.
The sounds of summer are already filling our neighborhood streets. Children come home from school and head outside to ride bikes and play basketball with their friends. This is just a taste of the summer days ahead. This season is one bursting with possibilities for kids and youth, and we are glad to be able to support neighbor-led activities engaging our young people this summer.
“I haven’t had this much fun on a Tuesday night in ages!” laughed Christina Perry, Chief Community Officer of Purpose Built Schools, as she stood at the front with FCS Executive Director Katie Delp. Together, they were awarding certificates of completion to the 16 business leaders who comprised the inaugural cohort of Start:Me on the Southside.