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About Us

Our Vision

Our Mission

We provide pathways for moving from poverty to prosperity by:

Expanding the supply of decent housing;

Supporting economic development;

Increasing access to healthcare and encouraging healthy behavior;

Creating and sustaining public-private partnerships;

Aligning the strategies and resources of the educational, faith-based, governmental, capital, social service, business and healthcare sectors.

Our Values

Build Bridges, Not Armies

Everything we do is built on an ethic of inclusion, diversity, and justice. Reconciliation is hard work and we are committed to building diverse relational bridges that lead to true justice.⁠

It’s personal

We intentionally invest in relationships as we invest in other aspects of community development. Everyone that works with us and for us is personally involved in the lives of our community. This keeps us relationally connected to our neighbors and community.


We pursue the disconnected and bring them into relationship through what is often hard relational work that is rooted in listening, humility, and learning. ⁠

Never leave the table

We are here for the long-term, even when things get hard. We do not launch programs and then leave but we are here until our vision has been accomplished. ⁠

Our Context

Rockwood is one of the most challenged — and exciting — neighborhoods you will find anywhere in the United States.

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