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.
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.
Randolf Street, Saturday morning, 10 am. All is quiet except for a barking dog in someone’s back yard. A van enters the street and comes to a stop in front of a shabby, shotgun house midway down the block. A teenage boy emerges from the front door of the house, rubbing sleep from his eyes.
The FCS gathering room starts to fill up, signaling one of my favorite times of the year. Leaders from nonprofits all over the country join us in South Atlanta to share with one another and learn about the postures and strategies behind our neighborhood ministry.