Healthy communities create healthy people. We believe healthy communities can only be built using a holistic approach that invests in a wide variety of community assets.
At Metanoia, we believe that the most efficient and effective way to help neighborhoods recover is by discovering and investing in their strengths rather than constantly focusing on their problems. We attract investment to neighborhood assets to build award winning and effective opportunities that harness the capacity of our community’s citizens. Those who deserve the strongest voice in community renewal are people who live in the neighborhoods where we seek to create opportunities. Being community based is more than a token effort for us as a majority of our board and staff live in the communities we serve. Since our earliest days, Metanoia has been driven by feedback from our community where low-income residents are treated as citizens rather than clients. Finally, Metanoia programs are rooted in faith in God and one another. While we have lots of people of many different faiths involved in our movement, we find that a commitment to faithfulness is a major motivating and sustaining factor in our work.