FCS Wins 50 on Fire Award

We are so honored to be one of Atlanta Inno’s 50 on Fire for 2019! Atlanta Inno is an organization the recognizes excellence and innovation across Atlanta. Some dear friends were kind enough to nominate us in the non-profit field, and we won! We’re so proud to be among the amazing other 49 organizations named.

Together, we’re truly lighting up Atlanta.

Est. Together: Annual Report 2018

Our 2018 Annual Report focuses on conversations with neighbors and staff about how FCS is establishing an equitable, mixed-income community in Historic South Atlanta. We invite you to listen in on these key conversations as you build this community with us! Take a look at the full report here.


Focused Community Strategies partners with under-resourced neighborhoods to provide innovative and holistic development that produces flourishing communities where God's Shalom is present.

Bob & His 10 Disciples

It finally dawned on me that their mountaintop “conversion experience” was not the life-changing spiritual event I had supposed. Their raised hands and repeated prayer was their vote to come on another camping trip. They had read me well, figured out my agenda, and played along. It took many months of forging trust for our relationships to deepen enough to allow honest sharing.


Healthy Neighboring

Last night I sat in my front room watching a documentary. It was Memorial Day, and I was thinking about the cost of freedom and the damages of war. I have a son that is currently deployed in Afghanistan, and the holiday felt very personal this year.

That moment was interrupted by a loud knock on my front door.


The Restaurant Factor

A grocery store, a coffee shop, and now a space for a restaurant. There’s something about having a spot for neighbors to gather that matters, and people (all people) love to gather over food. Food is the one thing that we all need. For community developers, there’s a lot of potential in places that serve food in ways that intentionally bring people together.