FEA accomplishes its mission to make the English Avenue neighborhood a safer and better place to live through a range of initiatives focused on green-space development/beautification, public safety, and resident empowerment. Current projects include:
We hire English Avenue residents to pick up trash, cut back overgrowth from vacant lots, and remove debris that has been illegally dumped.
Since 2010, our clean-up efforts have removed over 126 tons of trash/debris from the community and employed/empowered English ave residents to perform this work. Learn more »
Our urban farms use a sustainable model that employs English Ave residents to grow organic produce for their own neighbors, many whom suffer from food insecurity given that English Avenue is a federally designated food desert.
Developed on formerly vacant lots that attracted crime and illegal dumping, both urban farms have been transformed into lush growing spaces that empower residents through employment and learning opportunities, increase access to fresh produce to residents, beautifies a previously blighted lot, and reduces crime in the surrounding areas. Learn more »
IN THE NEWS: 2013 COX CONSERVES HERO UPDATE
To improve police presence and help stabilize the community, we recruited an Atlanta Police Officer and her family to move into a newly renovated home located adjacent to our first urban farm on North Avenue. No longer are the residents on her street awoken at night by the sound of gun shots, and kids can walk the streets without having to witness drug dealing and prostitution. Thanks to the combined efforts of many, the crime rate in English Avenue has dropped more than 30% over a two-year period. Learn more »
IN THE NEWS: RE-BRANDING THE BLUFF
In order to meet the evolving community need, we started a clothing closet at the Lindsay Street Baptist Church in 2012. This project serves 215 residents annually. Learn more
How you can help
As you can see we have our hands full! Any contribution is greatly appreciated. Contribute now »