Neighborhood Transformation That Lasts

We help organizations understand the hidden forces that prevent lasting change in their communities – empowering them to transform their work, so their work can transform their neighborhoods.

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.

Rooted in Place, Centered on People

Our training and consulting team has the pleasure of traveling the country to meet people doing inspiring work in their communities. Today, you’ll get to meet some of those people: Darian and Yolanda Colbert from Cohesion Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania. We’re so...

Proximity Matters

At FCS, we anchor our work on a number of Big Ideas. One of the most important ideas is the concept of place. We believe that proximity matters. We believe that neighborhood revitalization isn’t just about programs or giving – it’s about neighborhood engagement. It’s...

Our Big Idea for Housing

It is no secret that the United States is in the midst of a housing crisis. It is all but impossible to find quality housing that is affordable and located in healthy neighborhoods. This is not just a challenge for those living below the federal poverty line. Working...

Empowering Youth

Some of the most significant work that we do at FCS is small, quiet, and often goes unnoticed outside of the neighborhood. One of those crucial works is walking alongside children and teenagers. Empowering youth is part of our key pillar of Neighborhood Engagement at...