About the Initiative

POVERTY AND RACISM ARE AN OFFENSE TO GOD.
We resolve to take sustained bold action to transform Spartanburg fully into God’s intentions. No longer will we accept systems and structures that disadvantage people according to race, gender, and economic status. We further resolve to work fervently to transform the structures that perpetuate poverty and racism.

Vision: Alleviate childhood poverty in the City of Spartanburg

Mission: Mobilize the passion and human capital of the faith community of Spartanburg to build collaborative relationships across the faith, non-profit, government, and corporate sectors of the City of Spartanburg to work together to reduce the effects of poverty and address the root causes of poverty through systemic change

How do I get Involved?

Focus Groups...Everyone is Welcome!

The Faith Summit on Child Poverty held in April 2019 was only the beginning of a long-term initiative in Spartanburg to end child poverty. If you would like to be involved moving forward, please contact Caroline Goodman (cgoodman@fpcspartanburg.org).

All focus groups meet on the third Thursday of each month at First Presbyterian Church Spartanburg beginning at 6pm in the Social Hall. You may choose a focus are of your preference: Early Childhood Readiness, Generational Literacy, Living Wage, and Neighborhood Isolation.