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Passion for Improving the Community

Founded in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, East Athens Development Corporation began its work in the community with revitalization activity in Triangle Plaza and other parts of Athens. The first projects addressed code compliance, facade, signage, and public facilities. Over the years, EADC has carried out a number of other activities, including community-based micro-enterprise, job training and development, affordable housing initiatives, and historic preservation and protection within the African American community. 

The agency serves Athens’ most impoverished areas, census tracts 301 and 302, both with a poverty rate above 52%. A federally designated Community Based Development Organization (CBDO), EADC supports the upward economic mobility and viability of East Athens families and neighborhood. 

Mission Statement

The mission of East Athens Development Corporation is to promote and support the neighborhood revitalization in East Athens through economic development activities, which will lead to financial security for the citizens of the community.

Vision Statement

The vision of East Athens Development Corporation is to have a thriving East Athens community where all individuals are residing in households that have incomes which can support the needs of each member. Each individual will live in a safe and comfortable space, have enough food to eat, access to a quality public education, the ability to engage in wholesome recreational activities, and the income to invest in their future through savings and entrepreneurial opportunities. 

Our History

Founded in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, East Athens Development Corporation began its work in the community after funding became available for significant revitalization in Triangle Plaza and other parts of Athens. Initially, our first projects addressed areas including code compliance, facade, signage, and public facilities. Over the years, East Athens has begun working in many different fields, including community-based micro-enterprise, job training and development, affordable housing initiatives, and historic preservation and protection within the African American community.

Our Partners

EADC is a Community Based Development Organization (CBDO). With this Federal Designation, EADC is able to assist individuals as well as other agencies with accessing grant funding to support programs which benefit the targeted communities to be served. EADC through a Memorandum of Understanding is the fiscal agent for programs such as ATP, CCC and IHCI. These agencies are providing services in the East Athens Community.

Chess & Community
Innovative healthcare institute
Athens Tutorial Program

Contact

Physical Address:

410 McKinley Drive

Athens, GA 30601

Mailing Address:

PO Box 80472
Athens, Ga 30608

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Tel: 706-208-0048

Fax: 706-208-0015

eastathensdc@gmail.com

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