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The Mother Geneva Johnson Academy is thrilled to announce the First Ever Alcolu Festival, coming Memorial Day Weekend. Come and support us for our first Fund Raiser of the year.

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OUR MISSION AND PASSION 

Have Faith Community Development Corporation (HFCDC) was formed in 2003 to operate exclusively for charitable, educational and civic purposes and objectives which include, but are not limited to, improving the living conditions of residents primarily in Clarendon County, South Carolina, but to a lesser extent of residents living in the surrounding counties of Sumter, Lee and Kershaw. HFCDC was also formed to facilitate neighborhood and community development or revitalization projects.

The Alcolu Revitalization Project is a 500 acre mixed use project that will empower thousands of people in Clarendon County, South Carolina.

The goals of the project are:

  • 1. To provide a community structure that has a positive impact on each person’s development and ability to contribute to their families and others,
  • 2. To provide a complete spectrum of educational opportunities that prepare youth to meet the challenges of the ever-increasing “knowledge economy” and enable the current adult population to remain competitive in the workplace.
  • 3. To provide opportunities for low-to-moderate income families and individuals to participate in home ownership or suitable alternatives; and to develop inexpensive and reliable public transportation to assist residents daily.
  • 4. To stimulate growth of the area’s economy by recruiting more technology-related business and industry with the result being higher-paying jobs and improved quality of life for residents.

In May of 2004 HFCDC began the Alcolu Revitalization Project. The unincorporated village of Alcolu located off of Interstate 95 and SC Highway 521 was once a major economic hub for Clarendon County. Since the late 1800s it has been the home of an operating saw mill. The most recent company to operate a mill in the area was Georgia Pacific and it employed over 1,000 people.

However in 1998 the company closed and relocated the jobs to Johnsonville, SC. This left the village destitute and without any development plan. Immediately following this was the onset of extreme poverty and the development of substandard mobile home parks.

Have Faith has purchased the mobile home parks and surrounding properties to create the Alcolu Revitalization District. HFCDC has cleaned up one of the mobile home parks and began to build a supportive housing village for disabled and homeless veterans. This will provide jobs for local residents along with safe housing for veterans.

HFCDC has also established a private school, that has become an alternative for students who are struggling in the public school system. The school, The Mother Geneva Johnson Academy, has taken in failing students and produced college bound scholars. It recently had its first graduation class in which students who where once in foster care, and failing in the public school system have graduated, and are now attending the University of South Carolina. Three of the four graduates completed all their HS requirements in their junior year, and were dual enrolled with the Academy and Central Carolina Technical College during their senior year. The same students earned between 24 – 18 college credits upon graduation and are now second semester freshman at USC.

HFCDC has also secured two grants from the South Carolina Department of Education to provide afterschool academic enrichment and tutorial services to the Clarendon County District 2 Elementary (4-6 grades) and Junior High School students (7th & 8th). This program operates during the school year, and for four weeks over the summer.

 
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On Saturday, May 23, 2009 we are having the FIRST ANNUAL ALCOLU FESTIVAL !!!!
    12 Noon-the Festival Begins!! There will be Food, Fun,Entertainment, many more!!!
    2:00 P.M.-"So You Think You Got Talent" Show, Drumline Competition & Step Show Any person or group is invited to come out and show us what you got!! There will be CASH PRIZES!!!
On Sunday, May 24, 2009 we will have an Ol' Fashioned Tent Church Service !! Everyone is invited to come out and praise God with us!!
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OUR MISSION AND PASSION

Have Faith Community Development Corporation (HFCDC) was formed in 2003 to operate exclusively for charitable, educational and civic purposes and objectives which include, but are not limited to, improving the living conditions of residents primarily in Clarendon County, South Carolina, but to a lesser extent of residents living in the surrounding counties of Sumter, Lee and Kershaw. HFCDC was also formed to facilitate neighborhood and community development or revitalization projects.

The Alcolu Revitalization Project is a 500 acre mixed use project that will empower thousands of people in Clarendon County, South Carolina.

The goals of the project are:

  • 1. To provide a community structure that has a positive impact on each person’s development and ability to contribute to their families and others,
  • 2. To provide a complete spectrum of educational opportunities that prepare youth to meet the challenges of the ever-increasing “knowledge economy” and enable the current adult population to remain competitive in the workplace.
  • 3. To provide opportunities for low-to-moderate income families and individuals to participate in home ownership or suitable alternatives; and to develop inexpensive and reliable public transportation to assist residents daily.
  • 4. To stimulate growth of the area’s economy by recruiting more technology-related business and industry with the result being higher-paying jobs and improved quality of life for residents.

In May of 2004 HFCDC began the Alcolu Revitalization Project. The unincorporated village of Alcolu located off of Interstate 95 and SC Highway 521 was once a major economic hub for Clarendon County. Since the late 1800s it has been the home of an operating saw mill. The most recent company to operate a mill in the area was Georgia Pacific and it employed over 1,000 people.

However in 1998 the company closed and relocated the jobs to Johnsonville, SC. This left the village destitute and without any development plan. Immediately following this was the onset of extreme poverty and the development of substandard mobile home parks.

Have Faith has purchased the mobile home parks and surrounding properties to create the Alcolu Revitalization District. HFCDC has cleaned up one of the mobile home parks and began to build a supportive housing village for disabled and homeless veterans. This will provide jobs for local residents along with safe housing for veterans.

HFCDC has also established a private school, that has become an alternative for students who are struggling in the public school system. The school, The Mother Geneva Johnson Academy, has taken in failing students and produced college bound scholars. It recently had its first graduation class in which students who where once in foster care, and failing in the public school system have graduated, and are now attending the University of South Carolina. Three of the four graduates completed all their HS requirements in their junior year, and were dual enrolled with the Academy and Central Carolina Technical College during their senior year. The same students earned between 24 – 18 college credits upon graduation and are now second semester freshman at USC.

HFCDC has also secured two grants from the South Carolina Department of Education to provide afterschool academic enrichment and tutorial services to the Clarendon County District 2 Elementary (4-6 grades) and Junior High School students (7th & 8th). This program operates during the school year, and for four weeks over the summer.


 
 MOTHER GENEVA JOHNSON ACADEMY
5383 Sumter Hwy.  •  Alcolu, SC 29001
phone: 803-473-5573

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