You Are Invited

Three times a year FCS welcomes leaders, innovators and practitioners from all over the country who come to learn about our model for transforming distressed neighborhoods. You are invited to join us at our next FCS Open House on September 23-24.   FCS has been working in under-resourced neighborhoods in Atlanta for almost 40 years. We would love share our story and strategies with you. Come and learn from Dr. Bob Lupton, Shawn Duncan, and Katie Delp, along with various FCS neighbors and staff. Experience historic South Atlanta, the neighborhood where FCS is currently working.

We will be in the Gateway Building, which is attached to and directly behind the Carver Market. This is at 1297 Jonesboro Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. Parking is limited. Please park in the gravel lot across the street from the grocery store.

Pre-Open House Training, $75

Monday, 9:30a-12:30p. Have you read Toxic Charity? Are you leading a ministry or organization that need to change it's way of engaging those experiencing poverty? Sign up for our Pre-Open House workshop, "Changing the Charity Paradigm." Get equipped with the tools you will need to lead your organization or church through the difficult process of change. 


Open House, $125

Monday 5p-7:30p. Dinner and Plenary with FCS Founder and author, Bob Lupton. 

Tuesday, 9a-3p. We will begin the day with a walking tour of our neighborhood and our work, which will lead us into an examination of the FCS philosophy and approach to community development: neighborhood engagement, mixed-income housing, and economic development.

Private Session, $205

Need to go deeper? Following the traditional Open House sessions we are excited to offer four separate 90-minute private sessions to help organizations begin to reimagine their  neighborhood through the lens of flourishing. Explore Mixed Income Housing with FCS President, Jim Wehner, or gain a deeper understanding of Neighborhood Engagement with FCS Executive Director, Katie Delp. Learn how complex and strategic community development methods can be integrated into best practices for your unique context from Lupton Center Trainers Donell Woodson, Monica Evans and Shawn Duncan. Conversations can include topics about Pride for Parents, Intentional Neighboring, Flourishing Neighborhood Index, City Shapers, Leaders Lab, SPIR Assessment, Housing Proforma and Strategy. One ticket is good for all members of your team.

There are only 5 slots available for this opportunity, per time frame (2:30-4p). Buying one ticket gets your team access to one of these five private sessions


Registrations are transferable to a different attendee. Registration fees are refundable for a $20 fee until one week prior to the event. Cancellations within one week of the event will not be refunded.

Attendees are responsible to coordinate their own accommodations.