Faith Based Development: Building the Community from the Inside Out

Washington, DC (October 2, 2001)- Reverend Dr. Floyd H. Flake, former U.S. Congressman, author, and senior pastor of Allen AME Church, discusses the roles of churches (and other faith-based institutions) in community development. During his 21-year pastorate, Allen has become a model for faith-based development across the country. His presentation shares how faith-based development corporations can fill in the gaps that are left unattended by business and government to spur economic development within neighborhoods and improve community character. He shares how the commercial and residential development projects of Allen AME’s development corporation have transformed South East Queens, NY, and helped to achieve smarter growth.


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About the Smart Growth Speaker Series
The Smart Growth Speaker Series hosts speakers on a monthly basis to describe this new development paradigm, explore specific approaches, to foster dialog, and identify opportunities for positive change in growth and development patterns. Event sponsors are the Smart Growth Network, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Building Museum. The series, which is free to the public, is held at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street N.W, Washington D.C. (Judiciary Square Metro). Registration not required.
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For more information, contact Kevin Nelson or visit the Smart Growth Speaker Series.