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Our mission: Just as it takes three R’s to have a good education, it takes thre R’s to build good communities. Renew our ties with God, restore our families, and rebuild our communities spiritually, mentally, and physically.

Working Together to Create Change

New Alpha Community Development Corporation works with several partners. Our two main partners are Kingdom Living Temple and he Whitney M. Slater Foundation. Each one of the three organizations work primarily with different issue areas. Even though there are some intersections in the work that we do, so sometimes the organizations will be working on the same issues, programs, projects, and campaigns.

Kingdom Living Temple is a Christian-ecumenical, and interfaith organization. So the kingdoms work is primarily from a religious and spiritual foundation. The Whitney M. Slater Foundation primarily deals with issues around environmental and public health. The foundation of their work is to be both proactive and reactive whenever water, air, or land quality issues impact the health of people in our communities. New Alpha Community Development Corporation works with community economic development, environmental justice, and energy. New Alpha CDC constituency is primarily low- and middle-income communities. We address issues of poverty and income inequality by building assets to create wealth in our communities.

By partnering together, these three organizations meet all the needs of people in our communities from a spiritual, mental, and physical perspective. We believe that this approach allows the greatest diversity of people to connect with our work and to build better communities and a better world. Please feel free to access all three portions of this website and to become a partner in the work that we do.

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Community Climate Spokespersons Ready For Action

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New Alpha Community Development Corporation and its partners, The Climate Reality Project, Climate Speakers Network, Low Country Alliance for Model Communities, Kingdom Living Temple, The Whitney M. Slater Foundation, SC Environmental Justice Network, North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light, The Center for Earth Ethics, and The Imani Group convened in Florence, South Carolina March 10th 2017 for a much-needed day of training. As communities move closer to implementing clean renewable energy and energy efficiency projects it is imperative that their … Read More

Why We Went to The Peoples Climate March

  On April 29th, 2017 while 200,000 people marched in Washington, D.C. for the People’s Climate March, there were also 500 sister marches around the world. As soon as the march began, a very strong and apparent message was sent. In the forefront of the march were young people, accompanied by a banner held by African American youth from Newport News, Virginia. The next contingent was made up of indigenous people from across the country, then came the environmental justice … Read More

The South will Rise Again

The South will rise again. This phrase resonated throughout the southern region of the United States after the defeat of the Confederacy. Well, the South has risen again, but not as the denizens of white supremacy foresaw. The South rose again under the leadership of Americans like the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., who made the promised potentiality of democracy more accessible to those who had been excluded. This was the civil rights movement. In the 1980s and 1990s, the … Read More

What Energy Efficiency Means for My Community

Here in Marion County, we have some wonderful, hardworking people. But every day, I see members of my congregation and the greater community struggle to pay their bills, get food on the table, and support their families. A large part of this burden is tied to poor housing conditions. Many families live in manufactured homes or houses that were built decades ago, sometimes using lumber from older buildings. As these homes age, families are often faced with crumbling floors and … Read More

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