reconnect:
COMMUNITY building

 We facilitate local initiatives, events, projects & programs that join lives and build community in neighborhoods. 

Connection and Collaboration

Community of Reconcilers Network

In the Historic South Atlanta neighborhood we are primarily focused on building community with the boys and girls across the neighborhood emphasizing connection, purpose and worth.

Our program includes:

  • Weekly community gathering including sharing in fun, a common meal, life skills and Bible study
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Events, Camps and Cultural Field Trips
Email for more information.

Community Building Studio

The Studio is a laboratory for collaborative place-makers, culture-curators and community-builders to connect, create and activate what could be.

Located in Sweet Auburn – the heart of Atlanta and home to the Dr. King Historic District –our Community Building Studio is where the most creative impulses of leaders across sectors are inspired, primed and put into action to shape place and culture toward the creation of the Beloved Community.

We are cultivating an environment of collaboration, social justice, continual learning and active experimentation through a lens of holistic community-minded reconciliation. 

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ColorATL

ColorATL is a community of creative placemakers intentionally shaping culture and environments through the arts. We facilitate social connections that positively impact a community’s quality of life.

  • The Atlanta-Based Adult Coloring Book – Created exclusively by Atlanta-based artists, our goal is for the community of Atlanta to intimately connect with local art while experiencing the benefits of creative action. The backbone of The ColorATL Coloring Book is our 1-to-1 model: For every coloring book purchased, we deliver a free copy to someone at our local, partnering health and social impact organizations. We believe those in difficult circumstances deserve access to the therapeutic benefits of creative activity.
  • Creative  Connections – We connect local artists with people in health facilities and marginalized communities throughout the city, constantly observing how the creative process decreases stress, anxiety, and despair – and cultivates peace, joy, hope and connection. 
  • Community and Event Activation – We facilitate the process of collaborative community-created art. 
Learn more and Purchase your Coloring Book
 

Place-based Programs

South Atlanta Youth

In the Historic South Atlanta neighborhood we are primarily focused on building community with the boys and girls across the neighborhood emphasizing connection, purpose and worth.

Our program includes:

  • Weekly community gathering including sharing in fun, a common meal, life skills and Bible study
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Events, Camps and Cultural Field Trips
Email for more information.

Sweet Auburn Friends

In the Historic Sweet Auburn neighborhood we focus on building a community that especially welcomes vulnerable women and the homeless by providing spaces and programs where persons with disparate lives can join together and learn how to be neighbors and friends.

  • Women of Worth (W.O.W.)  – We gather weekly to share, laugh, study Scripture and pray together. Our members take leadership in the group, creating a family environment.
  • Creative Connections – In partnership with ColorATL, we bring together people from different walks of life to have fun, get to know each other and build transforming friendships while creating together.
  • Community Conversations and Bible Study – We invite the community to discuss current events and issues, and wrestle together to discern how Scripture helps us to think about these topics.

Email for more information.

Sweet Auburn Community Museum

Housed within the REMERGE Community Building Studio, the Museum explores themes impacting the flourishing of community in the historic Sweet Auburn neighborhood and the city of Atlanta. It promotes the joining of lives in diverse communities by learning from, inspiring and strengthening one another.

Community Support

The Giving Grace network serves individuals in our communities with acute needs that threaten displacement and the loss of meaningful community. In addition, it supports our ongoing community building programs while inviting the broader Atlanta community to participate in the work of reconciliation.

Giving Grace has four primary tasks:

+ Respond to immediate emergency needs as they present themselves.

+ In cooperation with community directors and those in need, help create and support a sustainability plan moving beyond the emergency need.

+ Provide financial and human capital to support our ongoing missional work.

+ Connect persons across social and economic divisions.

Email for more information. Contribute through Giving Grace here.

We look forward to partnering with you at our community building studio and museum.

Andy Odle
ANDY ODLE, M.DIV., PH.D.

Executive Director of REMERGE