Community Wellness

Besides better schools and housing, what else is planned?

Quite a lot! We have partnered with the YMCA of Metro Atlanta to offer health and fitness services to the community, and programs to Woodson Park Academy children and families in a new state-of-the-art community wellness center. We are working with our partners to provide more healthy food options and to make them more accessible (e.g. community grocery store, expanded community garden).

We are helping develop plans for new parks, trails, greenspaces, and recreational fields. We are working on some exciting partnerships to restore the historic Grove Theatre, with a goal of developing a robust center for performing arts. Arts education in Grove Park schools is also a key focus of a partnership with Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Will there be new jobs and better services in the area?

Yes! We are attracting new partners and collaborating with existing ones to develop job/workforce and entrepreneurial training programs for Grove Park residents. We are developing incentive tools to recruit and attract businesses in viable new employment and retail centers. We will obtain an Opportunity Zone designation to encourage job growth and opportunity, and we will be strong advocates for improved transit connectivity to support better access to jobs.

Find out more about community wellness and our holistic approach to community revitalization.