Annual Report

EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS

  • Increased Graduation Rate – Grades 6-12

  • Increased College and Career Preparation – K-12

  • Increased Parental and Community Engagement K-12

  • Increased Virtual and Hybrid Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math and Music Partnerships K-12

  • 3,200 Students and Parents Served Annually – 10,600+ students and parents served

  • College and Career Readiness Workshops and Seminars

  • Served all Bibb County Public School Zones: Northeast, Central, Howard, Rutland, Southwest, Westside, Hutchings, Alternative

  • Parent Universities – College and Career Workshops, College Application Process, Financial AID, FAFSA, 100 Black Men Career Fest, 100 Black Men Parent Night, Gospel Fests, STEM Careers for 21st Century, Funding College and Beyond, Operation HOPE, Resume and Interview Skills. Virtual and Hybrid College Career Seminars

  • Educational Enrichment Summer Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math Summer Camps K-12,

  • K-5 STREAM Afterschool Programs 21st CCLC, K- 12

  • STEAM College Career Workshops

  • Project Based, Hands On Learning

  • Health, Fitness and Nutrition Programs

  • Online Math, Reading, Social Studies, Science Tutoring Programs

  • Career Building Partnerships, Internships, and Apprenticeships

  • 1250+ LBF Students Served Annually during Summers and Fall, Winter, Summer Breaks

  • Youth Leadership Development – Virtual and Hybrid

  • New Summer Internships and Apprenticeships for College Students

  • College Tours

  • Executives In Residence

  • Speakers Bureau

  • Servant Leadership Academy

  • Civic Engagement, Character Building and Cultural Literacy Programs

  • August 2015 – Present

  • LBF Provided 5575 Hours of Support; 4,530 LBF Participants in Academies

EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS

  • Bibb County Public Schools, Mercer University Center for Community Engagement

  • Mercer University School of Engineering, School of Education, Medical School and Law School

  • Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce

  • Knight Foundation

  • Peyton Anderson Foundation

  • Griffith Family Foundation

  • Otis Redding Foundation

  • Community Foundation of Central Georgia

  • Newtown Macon

  • Visit Macon

  • United Way of Central Georgia

  • Leadership Macon Alumni and Youth Leadership Bibb County Alumni

  • Central GA Technical College

  • Wesleyan College

  • Middle Georgia State University

  • Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA

  • Helms College

  • Fort Valley State University

  • GA College and State University

  • One Macon – Business Education Partnership Board

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Central GA

  • Museum of Aviation

  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

  • High Museum of Art

  • Georgia Aquarium

  • Tubman African American Museum

  • Mentor’s Project of Bibb County

  • Campus Clubs

  • Communities In Schools

  • Operation HOPE

HEALTHCARE PARTNERSHIPS

  • BCSS Summer Feeding Programs K-12

  • Piedmont Macon Medical Center

  • Community Healthcare Systems – COVID - Pharmacy, Primary Care, Telehealth, Mental Health and Primary Care Services

  • Bibb County Schools Office of Student Support Services

  • Mercer School of Medicine

  • Macon Housing Authority

  • Family Investment Center

  • River Edge Behavioral Health

  • Navicent Medical Center

  • Morehouse School of Medicine

  • LBF Exceeded has exceeded $15,000+ annually of in-kind /match services/ more than $185,000 match in 10 years

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS

  • Small Business Administration Seminars

  • Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce – Greater Macon Works

  • The Integral Group, LLC. – Real Estate Development and Community Development Division

  • Global Paint for Charity, Incorporated

  • Economic and Community Development Seminars

  • Office of Workforce Development

  • Local, State and Regional Housing and Urban Development Seminars

  • City of Macon-Bibb Government and Related Agencies

  • Macon Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and World Chamber of Commerce

  • Columbus GA and Atlanta GA Urban Redevelopment Teams

  • Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA

  • LBF EXECUTIVE BOARD AND TEAM MEMBERS PARTICIPATED IN MORE THAN 400 HOURS ANNUALLY OF PROF DEVELOPMENT TO STRENGTHEN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, BUILD PARTNERSHIPS AND FOSTER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN THE WALNUT CREEK VILLAGE AND MACON-BIBB COUNTY

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

  • Bibb County Public Schools, Mercer University Center for Community Engagement

  • Mercer University School of Engineering, School of Education, Medical School and Law School

  • Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce

  • Knight Foundation

  • Peyton Anderson Foundation

  • Griffith Family Foundation

  • Otis Redding Foundation

  • Community Foundation of Central Georgia

  • Newtown Macon

  • Visit Macon

  • Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority

  • Macon-Bibb County Urban Redevelopment Authority

  • Community Enhancement Authority

  • United Way of Central Georgia

  • Leadership Macon Alumni and Youth Leadership Bibb County Alumni

  • Central GA Technical College

  • Wesleyan College

  • Middle Georgia State University

  • Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA

  • Helms College

  • Fort Valley State University

  • GA College and State University

  • One Macon – Business Education Partnership Board

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Central GA

  • Museum of Aviation

  • Tubman Museum

  • Mentor’s Project of Bibb County

  • Communities In Schools

  • Operation HOPE

  • LBF PARTNERS WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO EMPOWER, ENGAGE AND EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH POSTSECONDARY OPTIONS.

FAITH-BASED PARTNERSHIPS

  • The Council of Clergy-Macon-Bibb County

  • Building A Better Community Program and Promoting Unity in the Community

  • Education Ministries

  • Union Baptist Church – 1st  Legacy Builders Foundation Summer STEM Camp

  • St. Paul’s AME Church

  • St. James United Methodist Church

  • Bethel CME Church

  • Beulahland Bible Baptist Church

  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

  • New Fellowship Baptist Church

  • New Hope Baptist Church

  • Unity Church STEM Academy

  • Mt. Zion Baptist Church

  • Ebenezer Baptist Church

  • First Baptist Church

  • Macedonia Baptist Church,

  • Mt. Vernon Baptist Church

  • Pentecostal Temple

  • Unionville Baptist Church

  • Gospel Fest Central City Park

  • LBF FAITH BASED PARTNERSHIPS ENGAGE PARENTS AND STUDENTS BY OFFERING COMMUNITY-BASED INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS FOR PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES​

  • COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS MONTHLY COVID VACCINE SCHEDULE FOR ALL OF MIDDLE GEORGIA

  • City of Macon Violence Prevention Forums and Seminars

  • Edward Jones Foundations of Investing Seminars

  • Community Healthcare Systems – Pharmacy, Primary Care, Telehealth, Mental Health and Primary Care Services

  • Children’s Defense Fund – Child Tax Credits Webinars, Seminars and Workshops

  • City of Macon 5X5 Program Community Clean Up

  • EMPOWERMENT THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

  • Hairlines Beauty Salon – Back to School Back Pack Events

  • Macon-Bibb Housing Authority Operation HOPE

  • FAMILY INVESTMENT CENTER Shalom Zones Training

  • Mills Hill – East Macon Arts Village COMMUNITY DESIGN TEAM

  • Sororities and Fraternities ASCEND PROGRAM; ASPIRING YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM

  • EAST MACON RECOGNITION COMMITTEE

  • LBF PARTICIPATES AND IS ENGAGED MONTHLY IN COMMUNITY MEETINGS AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES THAT IMPACT THE WALNUT CREEK VILLAGE SHALOM ZONE BY INCREASING COMMUNITY INTEREST, UNDERSTANDING AND INVOLVEMENT.

KEY PLAYERS AND PARTNERS

  • Some of the key players that currently exist in the Macon area that are vital to its success and vital to the support of the transformation of East Macon into the new Walnut Creek Village area are:

  • City of Macon- Bibb County Government

  • Macon-Bibb County Land Bank Authority

  • K-12 Education - Bibb County Public Schools

  • Higher Education – Mercer University

  • Piedmont Macon Medical Center

  • Middle GA Technical College

  • Planners and Engineers Collaborative, Inc.

  • East Macon Recognition Committee

  • Fort Hill Neighborhood Association

  • River Edge Behavioral Health Center

  • Macon Bibb Council of Clergy - Faith-based and Community Partners

  • Navicent Health

  • Ocmulgee National Monument – National Park Service

  • Macon Housing Authority

  • Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

  • Georgia Power

  • Cox Communications

  • Macon Water Authority

  • Macon Health Department

  • GEICO

  • Middle GA Regional Commission

  • Warner Robins Air Logistics

  • Macon Arts Alliance

  • Tubman Museum

  • SunTrust Bank

  • Bank of America

  • State Bank and Trust Co

  • Boeing / McDonald Douglas

  • BB and T Bank

  • Operation HOPE

  • Local Small Businesses Inside or Bordering Shalom Zone

  • Local Citizen Groups

CONCEPTS FOR REVITALIZATION

  • Schools and Charter Schools

  • Medical Centers

  • Medical Office

  • Parks / Recreation / Playfields

  • Passive Parks and Active Amenities

  • Retail and Restaurants

  • Senior Housing

  • Assisted Living

  • Hotel and Conference Centers

  • Multi•Family Housing

  • Affordable Housing

  • Small Business Development

  • Single Family attached and detached housing

  • Mental Health Clinics

  • Family Fun centers and Indoor Play locations

  • Farming and other sustainable Methods of Food production

  • Mixed Use Development

  • Amphitheatre and other outdoor gathering areas

  • Historical Museums and Locations

  • THREE KEY AND ESSENTIAL  COMPONENTS IN PLACE

  • ENHANCING THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND SERVICE PROGRAMS FOR THE RESIDENTS

  • RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT KEEP ORDER

  • LINKS TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES OUTSIDE CAPITAL THAT CAN BE LEVERAGED

  • CAPTURING FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL FUNDING FOR EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES AND GOALS

  • The purpose of our vision booklet is to provide a road map to the proper redevelopment of the Shalom Zone in East Macon into the new Walnut Creek Village community. That community vision started with many different key initiatives to reach our goals:

  • Adopted the new community name and removed the East Macon stigma that goes along with its current conditions

  • Constructing new signage to display the new community name and vision

  • Created an Overlay District for business and streetscapes to abide by

  • Implemented High Quality STEAM Education across Walnut Creek Village

  • Constructed Recreation and the availability of safe kid zones.

  • Constructed Primary mixed-use development as a spark to the community

  • Expanded Funding and Partnership Opportunities throughout the community and region

  • Incorporated Walnut Creek Village Master Plan into the Macon Bibb Planning and Zoning Consolidated Master Plan 2040 and Macon Bibb Urban Redevelopment Plan 2017

  • Planning with the Middle GA Regional Commission, Macon Bibb Economic and Community Development, Land Bank Authority, Habitat for Humanity, Small Business Affairs Office, Macon Housing Authority, HCA Coliseum Hospital, The Integral Group and Global Paint for Charity

  • Mission for Education, Healthcare, Housing, and Economic DevelopmentThrough Transformational Leadership and Empowerment

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