Savannah is a growing city made up of a diverse set of neighborhoods, communities, and people groups and comes with a unique set of challenges.
Savannah Leadership Foundation (SLF) believes that how we engage people and challenges will impact the future success and cohesiveness of Savannah whether for good or ill. SLF sees the city, especially urban neighborhoods as places of promise and possibility, opportunity and faith, rather than risk and uncertainty.
We cultivate this shift in thinking by driving the wheel of permanent change. With leadership at its core, the wheel of change is fueled by three strategic functions- engaging people of faith and good will, building capacity of others and developing joint initiatives.
Through our efforts we envision Savannah as a model city that will stand as a life-giving playground in-which every citizen flourishes and achieves their God given potential.
Engaging People of Faith and Good Will
We believe city wide transformation requires collaboration across multiple sectors, such as faith, business, government and education. Serving as an intermediary, we connect and engage these diverse partners to develop comprehensive strategies that tackle the toughest issues of our city.
Building Capacity in Others
We believe leaders drive change. Our leaders come from various walks of life including urban youth, grass roots community organizers, marketplace entrepreneurs and city officials. Training, coaching and mentoring leaders results in empowered people serving the city in their circle of influence.
Developing Joint Initiatives
We believe if you're doing it alone, you're doing it wrong. Functioning as an umbrella organization, SLF provides leadership, staff supervision, volunteer oversight, and so much more to multiple initiatives that drive the wheel of change.
We best serve our community by connecting, unifying and mobilizing people of faith and people of goodwill through family and workforce mentoring and community collaboration. In other words, we believe if we connect the right people to the right resources and the right organizations, doors will be opened for God to move.
We dream of the day when Hope4Communities are actively engaged throughout the Savannah. A day when youth & families are growing through mentorship and contributing to their communities because of an innate desire to pay it forward.