Metanoia works with the residents of communities that have experienced decline due to lack of investment and capital flight. Our mission is to attract investment to the quiet assets that already exist within these neighborhoods. By leveraging investment in our community, then multiplying it through grants, tax credit, investment, &/or loans, Metanoia helps our neighborhood control its own assets, attract business, and create jobs. This keeps the funds circulating through our community and benefits our neighbors. As we work to build neighborhood assets, whether human or physical, our community gains the capacity to solve its problems from within and is less dependent on outsiders doing it for them.
Revitalization efforts on the main corridor running through our community include the opening of a cafe, creation of a Youth Entrepreneurship Center (planned expansion in 2018), and a partnership with Lowcountry Local First to provide incubator opportunities for businesses in an adjacent building due for completion in 2018. A job partnership with Urban Electric Company has resulted in the creation of 24 quality jobs requiring a high school education within walking distance of our neighborhood.
Metanoia is a movement of people rooted in faith. We invest in neighborhood assets to build leaders, establish quality housing and generate economic development. We are pushing forward into new relationships with God and one another to create strong communities. Learn more about Metanoia at www.pushingforward.org.