22 Jun, 2023

Neighborhood as the Unit of Change

with Shawn Duncan, Stephen Causby, & David Park
Season 1,
  Episode 2
Place Matters
Place Matters
Neighborhood as the Unit of Change

This episode is the next installment in the Foundations series, which will look at the foundational values, principles, and processes that make FCS uniquely FCS. In this episode, we’ll talk about why we believe that neighborhoods are the unit of change.

Show notes

Shawn Duncan, Director of The Lupton Center
Dr. Shawn Duncan is the Director of FCS’s Training and Consulting Division, The Lupton Center. Shawn comes to FCS from the nonprofit leadership sector with research and writing focused on pedagogies for social impact. In his previous careers he has focused on multi-sector coalition building for community impact, content and curriculum design, group facilitation, leadership development, and immigration reform advocacy. As the leader of The Lupton Center team, Shawn brings a visionary voice for innovation, a strategic mind for resource development, and the leadership acumen to support and equip the team for success. He loves being a part of a mission-driven team that finds joy in one another while doing such important work.

Stephen Causby, Lead Trainer and Consultant
Stephen Causby is a Lead Trainer and Consultant with the Lupton Center. Stephen comes to FCS from community development and leadership development across the Atlanta region where he managed a technical assistance program for local governments and the group which executes the agency’s core leadership programs, including the LINK leadership visit. As a member of FCS’s Training and Consulting Team, Stephen brings a passion for helping communities develop in ways that build on their unique character, while also driving change around racial equity. He loves working directly with clients to help them explore ways to build healthier, more sustainable neighborhoods.

David Park, Lead Trainer and Consultant
David Park is a Lead Trainer and Consultant with The Lupton Center. David comes to FCS with over a decade of experience as a local church pastor in a community development setting where he collaborated with and advised many nonprofit organizations to impact local communities. David also brings a variety of experience to this work as an entrepreneur, creative, and affordable housing advocate and investor. As a member of FCS’s Training and Consulting Team, David brings a unique blend of strategic thinking, facilitating, and compassion to the work of community building. He loves being a part of a diverse team that practices and seeks to grow personal and collective wholeness.


Special thanks to our podcast editor, Tim Rhodes, for making this episode possible. If you are interested in working with Tim, you can contact him via email at tim@whistlingblue.com, or through his website, whistlingblue.com. If you have questions, feedback, or wish to contact us, please email Bekah Klein at bekah@fcsministries.org.