Practical and Proven

We’re seeing a revolution in how people think about poverty. What started with one bold idea has resulted in over four decades of on-the-ground results.

We serve those who serve:

Community Development

Translating deeper understanding into lasting impact.

Nonprofits and

Creating more effective programs for those who need it most.


Applying principles of community flourishing across the world.

Unlock Breakthrough Insights With Better Diagnostics.

Why are some communities thriving while others are stuck? A smart strategy starts with an accurate picture of what is happening and where action can make the biggest difference.

Introducing the powerful

Flourishing Neighborhood Index

Seminars & Workshops

Find the right opportunities for you and your team to experience hands-on training on a variety of topics.

Open House

Join people from all over the country for a two-day introduction to our community development model and methodology.


Learn from experienced movement leaders through the eye-opening video courses in our Lupton Center School.

Community Development Tactic: Holistic Engagement

It’s wonderful to desire positive change in your community. It’s admirable to want to see neighbors flourish. However, too many current strategies emphasize a limited view of the people we wish to “serve.” In order to join with neighbors in removing barriers to a...

Testimonials on Open House

We were so happy to present our first post-pandemic Open House this March! After such a long hiatus, it felt amazing to be able to showcase the work of FCS and our neighbors in the community of Historic South Atlanta. Throughout the two days, we were able to welcome...