We work closely with residents and small business owners, serving as an equity champion and advocate. We have many partners to help us get there, including the Tallahassee Housing Authority, Leon County Schools, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Florida Blue, Community Foundation of North Florida, Envision Credit Union, and Whole Child Leon.
Most importantly, we are developing a Neighborhood Leadership Council, comprised of 15 Southside neighborhood associations located within 1.5 miles from South City, to ensure our progress is resident-owned and community-driven.
The South City Foundation is working in partnership with the Tallahassee Housing Authority and Columbia Residential to redevelop the Orange Avenue Apartments, a central housing development in the heart of South City. This investment will create opportunities for high-quality, mixed income housing where all residents can thrive, and also serves as a catalyst for private development throughout the Southside.
The South City Foundation is establishing a seamless cradle-to-career education pipeline that ensures student growth, learning, and achievement at every level. This includes strategic partnerships with Hartsfield Elementary, Fairview Middle and Rickards High School – as well as early education and trade educational opportunities. Our work would not be possible without the strong support from Leon County Schools and Whole Child Leon.
The South City Foundation is facilitating on-going dialogue with all Southside health stakeholders to introduce community wellness programs, complete a community health assessment, and improve the infrastructure within South City to promote healthy living and productive lives. Our goal is to improve access to preventative health care and create neighborhoods where our families feel safe.