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Our History

In the past 20 years, what began with a donation

from  Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, the mission

of  Macedonia Family Resource Center has

been “To Empower ALL People by Enriching Their

Spiritual, Social, and Family Lives

in God’s Love.”  While this mission statement as a whole

defines the desired outcome, the word EMPOWER emphasizes
our methods in achieving this goal.

Mission

The mission of Macedonia Family Resource
Center is: To Empower All People By Enriching Their Spiritual, Social, and Family Lives in God’s
Love. We do this by identifying the needs of the Macedonia Community, designing programs
and implementing them to provide emergency services and educational tools to better the
future of the people in need.

Overview

Macedonia Family Resource Center is not just any
non-profit agency. Our goal is not just to provide a temporary
fix to the issues that plague this community, but rather to offer options for positive

change. In 2003, UNCG conducted a study to determine the needs and challenges facing

this community. At the core, one of the greatest problems facing the residents
in this area was illiteracy. This was only the beginning.

With the initial donation from Wesley
Memorial United Methodist Church and lots of hard work from
High Point Residents, the changes began with the youngest members of this

community’s education through a Head Start Program. The youth in this community

needed options. Macedonia met this next challenge head on by creating
and implementing many youth programs that not only give
the youth a place to go, but by providing only programs

that promote positive change in the mind,
body, and spirit. 

Programs such as “Cooking with Dave,
which teaches not only basic cooking skills, but also healthier
living choices; Dance classes, which provide a fun way to get some exercise; video and

photography classes, which gave the youth a new  way to look at the world and youth baseball, where
teamwork is a key component are just a few of the ways the youth are now engaged. In recent years,

Infinity and Beyond summer camp has provided more than summer day care, but by being math

and Science based it has continued the education they get at school in a fun way that keeps the

children interested in learning year round. All of these programs also introduce the youth to potential college

and career options they might have otherwise not been exposed to. While the younger members of

this community are the future, they are part of the bigger picture. 

The needs of this community plague the whole family, so Macedonia expanded

into programs that empower the whole family, youth to seniors. The challenges facing

each generation are different so the idea is to tailor the programs

to each. With our satellite library, transportation for our residents is no longer the problem

for access to computers for job searches, resume help, or tax assistance. With partnerships

such as GTCC, GED classes meet right here in the neighborhood.  And

for the immigrant population, English as a Second Language

classes help assuage the language barriers. Then, by organizing

a neighborhood association, we ensure that everyone’s voices are heard.

All of these programs, and the many more not listed here,
offer not only a temporary fix to the issues at hand, but rather long term solutions. They are

the foundation of building this community to be stronger than ever in the future. The life skills

gained through these programs are building blocks for the futures of not only the youth and their

families; they are promoting a pride in community that will have a ripple effect throughout the
city of High Point for many generations to come. This pride in where they live and the

sense of community will lead to a more productive future for this city while lowering

the rates of crime and unemployment.

Macedonia is committed to the growth of an entire city starting with this

one small corner. We do not simply raise money
to hand out for a temporary solution to a generational problem,
but rather we offer life skills and options to break those cycles. 
We do not simply help, but strive to make a real change in
the lives of these residents as well as the long term growth
of the city as whole.

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