The Central Area Collaborative measures success against the five goals developed through a multistage process of garnering input from community stakeholders.

These goals help us focus our efforts, activate our mission, and manifest the community’s vision of creating a thriving Central Area community.

The Central Area Collaborative is committed to ensuring that all community and collaborative members, partners, and supporters have confidence in our direction and understand the opportunities to support this work.

Goal I

Align ongoing commercial development in the Central Area with community input.

Goal II

Establish, retain, and grow independent, micro, and small businesses in the Central Area

Goal III

Increase job training and social services for special populations living and working in the Central Area.

Goal IV

Develop a thriving, high-quality, and educational food ecosystem reflective of the African diaspora.

Goal V

Establish the Central Area as an African American arts and cultural center.