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We Are...

Neighbors, leaders, small business owners, artists, writers, coaches, friends, and everything in between.

Founded by Bob Lupton in 1978, FCS has been about the business of transforming underserved neighborhoods in Atlanta for almost 40 years, starting with Grant Park, followed by Ormewood Park, Summerhill, East Lake, and now Historic South Atlanta. FCS’ unique approach is not program focused; rather, it is neighborhood-focused.  The work of FCS rests on four pillars: neighborhood engagement, mixed-income housing, economic development, and training & consulting. These pillars model FCS' core values; the dignity and significance of every person, the empowerment of others to do for themselves, and the intentional neighboring that creates community among diverse residents. FCS makes a long-term investment in a single neighborhood by committing to stay until transformation is assured. FCS builds upon neighborhood strengths, supporting local leaders, fostering social and spiritual vitality, and working toward economic sustainability.