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2010-2011 Board of Directors Germaine Jenkins, Chair Carrie Whipper, Vice Chair Belinda Holloway, Treasurer Lisa McLean, Secretary Michael Brown Carole Mauldin Burnet Jacques Greg Garvan Erica Fludd
Suzanne Morse, Honorary Board Member
Metanoia Community Development Corporation is a movement of people, rooted in faith. We invest in neighborhood assets to build leaders, establish quality housing and generate economic development. We are pushing forward into new relationships with God and one another to create strong communities.
2010-2011 Council of Advocates Natalie J. Lawrence, Chair Connor McIntyre Cynthia Cartmell Matthew Pardiek Greg Garvan
Metanoia envisions a diverse community of people that are inspired and empowered to make the community better for generations to come; where homeownership and work are accessible to all; where there are academically achieving schools; where businesses and churches benefit the community; where the quality of life includes green space and recreational opportunities; and where Reynolds Avenue is a hub of economic activities. We recognize the current residents of our community are essential to the accomplishment of this vision.
Jim Self Sam Hayes Charles Larsen Carol Mauldin Wayne & Cheryl Patterson Rev. Eric Porterfield Macon Sheppard Terry Thompson
Metanoia Staff Erica Briggs, Director of Childrenâ€™s Leadership Development Patricia Brown, Administrative Assistant Stacy Brown, Director of Youth Leadership Development Barbara Kingsbury, Resource Development Coordinator 3
Reverend Bill Stanfield, CEO Anthony Joyner, Director of Housing Development Cierra Rogers, AmeriCorps *VISTA Simone Davis, AmeriCorps *VISTA
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Story of A Young Leader Travez Norton is in the fourth grade at Chicora School of Communications. He has attended Metanoia for the past three years and maintains a consistent position on the honor roll along with great marks on his behavior. Travez has a number of family members that attend Metanoia. His Grandfather, Leroy Green has a local landscaping business that has benefited from Metanoia’s small business training. Travez shows great potential in the three areas where we develop Young Leaders - Character, Excellence and Presence. The top 80% of Metanoia Young Leaders averaged a B in all subject areas during the 2010-2011 School year. 80% of Young Leaders showed improvement in the development of their character during the 2010 school year.
Council of Advocates member, Charlie Larsen conducts Financial Literacy class for our Civic Leaders
Story of a Civic Leader Lilliana Alfaro has attended Metanoia since the first grade and is now in the seventh grade. During this time she has moved from being a quiet, reserved student to being very outgoing and confident. As the oldest in her family, she often cares for her younger siblings - a trait that many of our older students share, and something that proves their leadership potential. As a bilingual Spanish/English speaker, Lilliana can often be found helping our staff translate for some of our Latina and Latino parents. “I keep coming to Metanoia because it helps me learn lots of things I didn’t know before,” says Lilliana “it has particularly helped me grow my character.” Metanoia offered leadership development opportunities to 65 students after school and 100 students during the summer months.
Metanoia parents put in 2500 community hours of service to keep children enrolled in our programs.
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Parents Make a Difference
Junior Servant Leaders: The Next Step in Growing New Leaders
When Metanoia has always understood that we cannot hope to build leaders for our community without their parents being involved. For this reason, parental participation is a key to what we are able to achieve within our community. Keysha Brisbane is a great example of what parent involvement can demonstrate. She has two students that attend Metanoia’s Young Leaders Program, and she herself is a fixture at Metanoia’s Parent Dream Team Meetings (this is like our PTO). Keysha is very mature, works well with different people and keeps the Dream Team moving forward. She can often be found helping out with Metanoia’s family night by orgnizing parents to provide food or providing resources herself for one of our events. “The dedication of the leaders and teachers at Metanoia really does inspire my students to be leaders,” says Keysha. “I stay involved because I want to be a positive role model for my kids and to ensure they get the best education possible.”
Development program in 2003, our goal was to slowly build a pipeline of leadership development for students in our community who show leadership potential. As students age, this has meant creating a variety of opportunities to put to use what they have learned at Metanoia. For the past two summers, for example, Metanoia has had five or six students as “Junior Servant Leader Interns” (JSLs) in our Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School . These are high school students who serve alongside their college-aged “Servant Leader Interns” to provide the primary leadership for Freedom School. JSLs earn a stipend as they grow their leadership skills through leading classes, helping out with meals, and filling in as needed to help make the Freedom School run smoothly. Along the way they gain the necessary tools that go along with responsibility and leadership. Rashawnna Hawkins has been a JSL for the past two summers. “Being a JSL has really helped me realize how much work it is to be a teacher,” Rashanna says. “Now I am much more understanding of my own teachers at school and I’m more likely to check my attitude so I don’t cause them to have a bad day.”
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Economic Impact of Metanoiaâ€™s Housing Program
It is widely understood that homeownership can provide a positive change in the life of a homeowner, but what does it do in a community? This year Metanoia partnered with the South Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations to engage in a study of the social and economic impacts of the first five years of our our efforts to establish quality housing. During this period, Metanoia sold a total of eleven new or renovated homes to first time homebuyers. Using economic models developed by economists at Harvard University, researchers took the construction costs and mortgage amounts of our housing projects to reach the following conclusions: The immediate impacts of Metanoiaâ€™s housing construction and sale over this period were over 10 full-time equivalent jobs added to the community and $513,000 in local income from construction and first year move-in spending. As good as these numbers are, the real impacts occur as homeowners remain in their homes and continue to both spend resources and stabilize the community. For example, researchers projected that in a 10-year span, our new homeowners would contribue over $1.5 million to the local economy. On one street where we built new or
renovated six homes, we saw violent crime decrease 64%. Establishing quality housing is not only good for new residents, but is also good for the community as a whole.
Quality Housing Story of a Homeowner
Crystal Sheppard is one of Metanoiaâ€™s newest community homeowners. The proud owner of 1902 Ubank Street, Ms. Sheppard is also a foster mother who uses her new home to provide a safe environment for babies in the foster care system. She is also the sixth homeowner we have placed on Ubank Street - a street where violent crime has dropped 64% since our housing construction began on her street. Although creating homeownership opportunities in our community has gotten more difficult in the midst of the national housing crisis, homeowners like Ms. Sheppard prove to us that it is still worth the effort. 6
Youth Entrepreneurship and Volunteer Center = Reynolds Avenue Renewal Metanoia understands that the renewal of a community takes investment in both its people and its places of potential. At one time, Reynolds Avenue in North Charleston was the economic and social heart of our community. In 2011, Metanoia began a bold effort to see Reynolds Avenue renewed by designing full plans for the renovation of two vacant buildings we own along this street. These buildings will house a Youth Entrepreneurship and Volunteer Center. Here our young people will learn business skills and volunteers will have a place to stay as they come from out of town to visit Metanoia. Thanks to Glenn Keyes Architects, Russell Rosen Engineers and Live Oak Engineering, full plans have been developed at no cost to Metanoia. We have also collected about 50% of the capital needed to complete this project (see Capital Campaign table in the financial section of this report for more details). Once completed, it is our hope that these two renovated buildings can be a spark that will ignite further economic and community renewal along Reynolds Avenue. This effort was the primary focus of our economic development work in 2011; however, our youth continued to operate small businesses, and the facility we built in partnership with the Lowcountry Food Bank continued to offer job training to our community. We also continued to partner with the City of North Charleston to work to attract a grocery store to our community.
Who Gives to Metanoia? Shredia Boyd While Metanoia receives generous support from many people that live outside the communities we serve, we also receive gifts from within the neighborhood as well. These gifts mean a great deal to us because they prove that the community feels a sense of ownership over our work and they want to support it. Shredia Boyd lives in the Union Heights community, an area served by Metanoia, and she is a consistent donor to Metanoia. As a neighborhood resident, she sees first-hand how our work can make a difference. “Metanoia is a consistent force for positive change in the community” says Shredia. “The organization continues to develop leaders for today and tomorrow”.
L to R: Metanoia Board Member Carrie Whipper, Metanoia 11th grade student Dashia, Metanoia 9th grade student Daquan, MWV President Ed Rose, Metanoia 12th grade student Kerrionne.
This year MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) became our largest corporate donor to date when they gave a $150,000 gift to kick off the campaign to raise funds for our new Youth Entrepreneurship and Volunteer Center. We appreciate MWV’s financial generosity, as well as their generosity of spirit. For the past six years, an army of MWV volunteers have worked with us during Trident United Way’s Day of Caring. In addition, each year MWV prints the Metanoia annual report at no cost. “MWV has been a longstanding partner in this community and we hope that other businesses will join us to help the Chicora neighborhood rebound,” says MWV president Ed Rose. Thank You MWV!!
The Andersons Betty and Brady Anderson retired to the Lowcountry in 1998 after Brady served as the US Ambassador to Tanzania and the Administrator of the USAID under the Clinton Administration. Before that, they had worked in Ethiopia and Tanzania for Wycliff Bible translators. When they learned of Metanoia, the Andersons quickly reached out to Metanoia CEO, Bill Stanfield and became generous supporters of our work. It aligns with so much of what they learned in their years of successful international ministry and aid work. “We support Metanoia because the community itself, rather than outsiders, has identified its own priorities” says Brady. “This approach makes community improvements sustainable. Metanoia is helping the community build the character and leadership skills its young people will need to succeed in the 21st century.” We are proud when donors with the knowledge and background of Betty and Brady Anderson give to Metanoia – Thank you! 2010-2011 Annual Report 8
Financial Statements Statements Financial 2010-2011 2010-2011
StateHousing Housing SCSCState Finance and Finance and Cooperative Cooperative Development BaptistFellowship Fellowship Development Baptist Authority Authority ofofSCSC 9%9% 16% 16%
Metanoia's2010-2011 2010-2011Income Income Metanoia's
Jubilee Jubilee 10% 10%
WCEnglish English WC Foundation Foundation 5%5%
$273,500 $273,500 TO TO GO! GO!
CityofofNorth North City Charleston Charleston 17% 17%
$500,000GOAL GOALFOR FOR OUR $500,000 OUR YOUTHENTREPRENEURSHIP ENTREPRENEURSHIP YOUTH ANDVOLUNTEER VOLUNTEER CENTER AND CENTER
Individual Individual Donations Donations 19% 19%
Small SmallGrants Grants 4% 4%
Sisters Sistersofof Mercy MercyofofNC NC 5% 5%
Trident Trident United United Way Way 7% 7%
Mary Mary Reynolds Reynolds Babcock Babcock Foundation Foundation 8%8%
Metanoia’s Metanoia’sIncome Incomefor for2010-2011 2010-2011totaled totaled$878,452 $878,452 Metanoia's Metanoia's2010-2011 2010-2011Operating OperatingExpenses Expenses Management Management and and General General 16% 16%
BillBill & Patricia Wert & Patricia Wert Charleston County BDCG Charleston County BDCG WCWC English Foundation English Foundation
Establish Establish First Baptist Church First Baptist Church Quality QualityHousing Housing Greensboro, NCNC Greensboro, Generate 17% 17% Generate Economic Economic Development Development 2%2%
Build BuildLeaders Leaders 65% 65%
MWV Specialty Chemicals MWV Specialty Chemicals
Metanoia’s Metanoia’s Operating OperatingExpenses Expensesfor for2010-2011 2010-2011totaled totaled$730,594 $730,594
For For the thesixth sixthyear yearininaarow, row,Metanoia Metanoiaachieved achieved a best case “Unqualified Audit” a best case “Unqualified Audit”of ofits its 2010-2011 Finacial Statements 2010-2011 Finacial Statements
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Major Donors THOSE INVESTING $100,000 OR MORE
City of North Charleston Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina MWV Specialty Chemicals/Foundation** Those investing $50,000 - $100,000 W.C. English Foundation** Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Inc. State of SC Housing, Finance & Development Authority Family Services Inc.
Those investing $30,000 - $50,000 Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Trident United Way
($10,000 - $29,999)
Charles & Brenda Larsen Charleston County First Baptist Church-Greensboro** Bill & Patricia Wert
Lothmann Family Fund of CCF of SC Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church SC Association of CDC’s Timothy Project Cappi & Peter Wilborn
($2,000 - $4,999)
Betty & Brady Anderson Becky Brown Charleston Atlantic Presbytery Dollar General Literacy Foundation The Glasspro-Heinauer Family Fund of CCF of SC
Glenn & Cyndy Keyes Laura Mateo Providence Baptist Church Valerie Scott Stephon & Tammy Thompson Verhagen Foundation
Change Makers Arrington Sunday-School Class of FBC Clemson Atlantic Bank & Trust Bakker Family Fund of CCF of SC First Citizens Bank Bank of America Jeffrey Baxter BB&T Sherry & Harold Bomar Boulevard Baptist Church Steve & Caroline Braskamp Van and Susan Campbell
($500 - $1999)
Andy & Alfina Capelli Laura & Ed Cousineau Doug & Faith Dodge First Baptist Church Aiken Mark Winchester & Sandra Funderburk Michelle C. Gells Grace Episcopal Church Outreach Nancy & Fitzhugh Hamrick Jim & Rhonda Hunter Jane & Larry Iwan Fund of CCF of SC
Bruce & Sara Jayne Natalie Lawrence Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities Carole Mauldin Robert & Lee Anne Nigro Rita & David Pardieck Wayne & Cheryl Patterson First Baptist Church of Pendleton Joan Coulter Pittman Fund of CCF of SC
David & Jodi Porter Elizabeth Prout J.E. & J.M. Royall Catherine Anne Walsh & Bob Rymer James & Andre Self Teresa & John Smith David & Jean Stanfield Carolee Williams WPC, A Terracon Company Jerry & Anita Zucker Family Endowment Fund
**All or a portion of donor’s gift was made to Metanoia’s Capital Campaign
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Family Members ($250-$500)
Ralph & Becky Bouton Nelson & Bobbie Bradshaw Chris & Sandra Canipe CPM Federal Credit Union John & Jeanette Cothran John Dinkelspiel Edward B. Fienning
First Baptist Church of Anderson, SC Phyllis Funderburk Joyce and Gerry Gherlein Edith Gualtieri Dawkins Hodges Tony & Carol Hopkins Al Jenkins
Kapstone Paper & Packaging Tony Levine Mars Hill College Oakmount Baptist Church Matthew D. Pardieck Hazel Monteith & Burt Pardue Thompson E. Penney Robin & Ashley Pennington
Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Ripley Five Loaves/Sesame Burgers Ray & Ellie Setser Evelyn Oliveira & Bill Stanfield Randy & Annette Tate
Friends of Metanoia (up to $249)
Herb & Barbara Ailes Marion & Sally Aldridge Joan Hitt Algar Carol Ann & Sid Allison Anonymous Edward & Carol Astle William A. & Ruth A. Baker The Barbeque Joint Carmine & Antoinett Battista Melvin & Sidonna Black Ellen Blanchard Edward & Barbara Blue Kasey Boston Dr. & Mrs. Benton H. Box Ms. Shredia K. Boyd Elizabeth Boyd Kennith & Joye Brannon Rev. & Mrs. Clinton Brantley Councilman Michael A. Brown Monica Brown Patricia & Willie Brown William & Christine Brown Glenda G. Bumgarner Mike & Grace Burton Herb & Barbara Burwell Beads on Cannon (Jo Cannon) Bernadette W. Chilcote Susan & Scott Christie William & Beverly Christopher H.E. Cofer
Gary & Sandra Cole Elizabeth & George Cooper CPM Federal Credit Union Staff and Customers Chris & Ann Cunniffe Butch & Cindy Damon Laurie & Gregory Damron Rich & Debbie Dantzler Elizabeth K. Davis Sharon Davis Joanna Dees Denise Devenny Harry & Corlys Devenny Mrs. J.E. Dodge Wendla “Pat” Dolven Howard Dulany Elkin First Baptist Church David & Joyce English Evo Pizzeria Carolyn Ferrell John & Hazel Fisher Florida Alternative Breaks, University of FL Florie’s Screen Printing, Inc. Erica Fludd Carmen & Walker Ford Jim & Margaret Frauenthal Mr. & Mrs. Dwight T. Freeburg Doug & Marty French Vivian Friedman
Willie & Leola Funchess Evelyn Funderburk Peggy Gainey Randy & Sara Gardner Mary Ann & Gary Gilkeson Joe & Nancy Goodson Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Gouldman Shelia Green Greystone Baptist Church Wendell & Vickie Guerry Luke & Phyllis Guthrie Ronald & Carol Hacker Matthew Haddad Woody & Cheryl Hancock Donna & Ronald Hannon Sandra W. Harper Jerry W. Harrelson Mason & Marcia Harris Alex & Barbara Hash Camille & Larry Hendrix Julia Glenn Hester Ray & Belinda Holloway Hope Group Boulevard Baptist Matthew & Carla Ingram Shirley Jacks Alex & Sherron Jackson Carlton Jackson Anthony & Germaine Jenkins Bob Jermon
Hubert & Yvonne Johnson William & Barbara Johnson Catherine & Archie Jones Tony & Krystle Joyner Kathwood Baptist Church Gerald & Sharon Keown Chris & Amy Kovach James Lacque Martin & Audrey Lane Carolyn Lecque Mattese Lecque George & Grace Leitner Elizabeth Luke Raymond & Linda Manning Tommy & Sue Mathews Frieda McDuffie Mark Meadows Penelope & Tommie Middleton Manning Miller Henry Mitchell Cory Modlin H. Varnel & Norma Moore Mary Moore Will Moredock Frank & Mary Jo Murphy Jeffrey & Lisa Neal
Growing Positive Change This year Metanoia continued to support and grow our community gardening efforts. Under the leadership of Metanoia homeowner/master gardener/board chair, Germaine Jenkins, we sustained the Chicora Elementary Children’s garden where first graders at the school got hands on experience in learning about plants. We also birthed a new community garden for the neighborhood just off Spruill Avenue on land that will oneday be complemented with a City Park. Gardens improve community health and beauty so we are glad to support them wherever they sprout! 11
Friends of Metanoia (con’t) (up to $249) Mary Nelson Sid Norton Richard Nunan Tom & Jo Nunnallee Betty Ochoa Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. Ogilvie Park Pizza Co., LLC Peace Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Women Trixanna P. Penner Herbert & Lois Perry Jim & Helen Phillips Jason & Angel Pittman Alicia & Eric Porterfield Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Prout Providence Bapt. - Retired Men’s Breakfast Group
Dorine Smith Paul & Rebecca Usher Mrs. Kirk L. Smith James Blankespoor & Elizabeth Vanderhaagen George Smyth Louis Waring A.G. Solomons Clyde Waters H.C. & Nancy Stender James & Diane Watkins Ann Stirling David Gentry & Martha Watson Hank & Elizabeth Sulikowski Robertson & Priscilla Wendt Abigail Henrich & John Paul Elizabeth Whatley Sydnor Victoria & Mark White Steve Tasker Jenny Wiedower Charles Taylor Merrill Wilcox Edna Taylor Ivory Woods KeWanda Thompson Joseph & Margaret Woytko Art & Mary Jo Titus Joe & Frances Wray Amber Tobin Angeline & Nicholas Zervos Betty Troxler Joe & Cathy Turner Metanoia gratefully thanks all of our donors. If there is an error on this list, please do not hesitate to notify us so that the appropriate corrections can be made. Donors listed gave between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 Judy & Virgil Quisenberry Joan Reeves Mr. & Mrs. James Reynolds Francina Roche Eunice & Ben Rusche H.L. & Barbara Salisbury Nokita Salter Betty Sandifer Bob and Benita Schlau Jodi Schur Darleene Scott Muriel Scott Amy Horwitz & Norm Shea Anthony & Anita Simmons Frances Smalls David & Joyce Smith
Young Leader Alexi poses with her Mentor Emory
Council of Advocates tour Metanoia and the Chicora-Cherokee Community
Metanoia Receives National Recognition “In my home state of South Carolina, as in many parts of the country, the effects of the crisis varies from community to community. For instance, the city of Charleston, a popular tourist destination known for its historic architecture and fine cuisine, is faring relatively well overall. Even so, both unemployment and poverty in the greater Charleston area increased significantly between 2007 and 2009. Median income in the nearby city of North Charleston, which has struggled ever since a naval base closed in 1996, is about three-fourths that of Charleston. In some older neighborhoods, families have moved out, leaving behind many vacant properties. Some parts of the metropolitan area are experiencing economic growth, but the benefits of that growth do not reach all communities. While some major corporations have expanded into the area, inadequate education and training, as well as the lack of
public transportation, make it difficult for many residents of low-income and minority communities to take advantage of new jobs. Local development groups have been working to ameliorate the situation. For example, Metanoia CDC, a community development corporation, is located in the heart of the old naval communities of North Charleston, and its work has visibly improved the hardest hit communities. Its holistic range of programs--in community leadership, quality affordable housing, and economic development--appears to be contributing to decreasing crime, rising student grades, and homes for first-time homebuyers. The group focuses on building assets--both physical and human--such as transforming vacant buildings into homes for families and helping students in a Young Leaders program improve their performance in school.” - an excerpt from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s keynote speech to the National Community Affairs Research Council in Arlington, Va.
Metanoia would like to give special thanks to MWV Specialty Chemicals for donating the service of printing this report. 2005 Reynolds Avenue, North Charleston SC 29405 12
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