Our Mission & Values
Our Mission: Unlikely Partners Taking Shared Risks to Renew Our Community for Christ’s Sake.
- Unlikely Partners — Bringing together folks from different backgrounds, classes, and walks to work together for a common community good.
- Taking Shared Risks — Everyone puts some skin in the game at South Street, together we risk our finances, comfort, and selves to see lives and communities restored.
- To Renew Our Community — We desire to see South Akron and Summit Lake as good places to live for all people, with safe streets, viable jobs, and deep community.
- For Christ’s Sake — Everything South Street does comes from a place of faith and a pursuit of Christ. We desire to see Christ formed in our neighbor and in ourselves.
- Humility — Culturally and organizationally, we promote the ‘we’ before ‘me’
- Hospitality — We are inclusive in our practices, creating a non-judgemental environment where we accept individuals as they are.
- Faith — We trust on God’s provision and direction.
- Authenticity — We are real and transparent.
- Diversity — We purposefully seek as a means to the end.
- Community Engagement — We connect to and in the Summit Lake and South Akron neighborhoods.