July 19, 2012

Our Neigborhood


Our neighborhood is in the heart of inner-city Atlanta, focused in Adair Park and its surrounding communities. Our neighborhood is one of the most vibrant and beautiful places in the city. People help each other and live in community in extraordinary ways.

We also have our challenges.

Here are some of the statistics centered in and around our neighborhood:

  • Atlanta is the poorest city in the U.S. for children – more children in Atlanta live in poverty than in any other city. (Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless 2010)
  • There is a 56% graduation rate from the local high school.
  • The fastest growing group of homeless people is children under 9 years of age.
  • The poverty rate for children born to teen mothers who have never married and have not graduated from high school is 78%. Georgia has the 8th highest teen birth rate in the nation. (Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Annie E. Casey Foundation – Kids Count 2008)
  • 48% of all the children in Atlanta in poverty live in families with annual incomes of less than $15,000 a year.
  • Fewer than 20% of those women and children living on welfare get any kind of housing subsidy.