The Lupton Center trains others to reimagine charity in ways that will transform lives and restore communities.

The Lupton Center is the training and consulting division of FCS | Focused Community Strategies. Whether you are just beginning this journey or you are a veteran practitioner, we offer dynamic resources that prepare you to create real and lasting change.

FCS’ unique approach to neighborhood transformation, its lengthy experience, and the wealth of wisdom that has accumulated in Bob Lupton and the current FCS leadership team make it a popular resource to share its model with other organizations and individuals seeking to effect change. FCS receives dozens of solicitations for training annually. An experiment with an annual, two-day, Open House has grown into a tri-annual event that serves more than 250 people per year. FCS formalized an education platform and created “The Lupton Center” that will educate and train communities with similar issues in the best practices developed over the years, thereby multiplying the positive effects of FCS’ learning.

Through the Lupton Center we are changing the charity paradigm and equipping others for healthy community development. We do this through dynamic training events and creative educational resources. FCS has a rich and ready inheritance of wisdom born out of its many years of successes and failures, and it is ready to aggressively and thoughtfully share best practices to create a model that like-minded organizations can replicate in their own communities.

We offer a variety of training and consultation opportunities for individuals, organizations, churches, and foundations.