Mission: Metanoia community development corporation is a movement of people rooted in faith. We invest in neighborhood assets to build leaders, establish quality housing and generate economic development.
Programs: Leadership development: the metanoia youth leadership academy offers year-round leadership development for students and adults in the most distressed neighborhoods in north charleston. We offer after school programming for 70 students after school during the school year and 100 students during the summer months. We serve students from 1st to 12th grades and offer internships for college graduates that have been students in our programs.
housing development: metanoia is a non-profit housing developer focused in the same distressed communities where we operate our leadership programming. As a hud certified community housing development organization we offer repairs to homeowners on a low fixed income. We also acquire and renovate vacant properties for sale or rental to those that qualify per hud guidelines. Finally, we also teach a 8 week financial literacy class for adults four times per year as part of our adult financial literacy efforts.
economic development: metanoia seeks the economic revitalization of the communities we serve. We have done this through offering training to minority contractors, starting student run small businesses, working to attract a grocery store to our community and working for the economic revitalization of a downtown shopping district in the heart of our neighborhood.
Metanoia is a great organization. They truly teach the member of the community how to be successful on their own. They help in a way that will create a long last sustainable success. The children are taught valuable life skills and character traits from 1st grade and these are taught all the way through high school. They are taught skills such as interviewing, filling out applications and other valuable real life skills.