Welcome to
Sustainable Alamance

A Christian Community Development Initiative
Thank you for your financial support.

We believe that poverty is not a lack of money, but a lack of resources.  We believe that you can “give a man a fish”  (charity)  and even “teach a man to fish” (grace and mercy),  but we must also ensure access to the lake (justice).


The sustainability dialog has to be expanded beyond windmills and solar panels to include the human resource.    Can you have a sustainable community model if thousands of your citizens are effectively prohibited for participating in the local economy?   We at Sustainable Alamance believe the answer is "No!"

We also know that BOLD and INNOVATIVE thinking is required, to move beyond emergency relief  approaches for solving chronic problems like chronic unemployment, hunger and homelessness in our community, to a more sustainable, developmental approach.

 

Vision - Dream 

 

To build a stronger and more sustainable community not only by promoting wise use of local natural and economic resources, but by identifying, developing and including underutilized human resources that are effectively prevented from participating in the local economy.

 

Mission - Purpose
 
Use BOLD and INNOVATIVE thinking and community development approaches to connect those members of the community facing employment discrimination and resulting generational poverty to local economic resources by:


• Identifying and nurturing members of the community with a strong desire for self-sufficiency

• Providing mentoring relationships necessary to identify and develop strong work skills, interpersonal skills, and educational opportunities
• Identifying and developing entrepreneurial capacity within the targeted community
• Developing mutually beneficial relationships with local employers that will provide employment opportunities
• Rebuilding and strengthening  family relationships, socially and economically
• Providing opportunities that serve as alternatives to incarceration, minimizing the impact on families, communities and society
• Advocating for anti-discrimination policies that limit abilities for citizens to become economically sustainable