Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is building foundations to prepare families for the future through homeownership. Growing up in a decent, affordable home can have a powerful effect on children. Studies draw a straight line between the quality, location and affordability of housing and a child’s ability to thrive. Families who spend too much of their income on housing often must make critical trade-offs, including forgoing educational and enrichment opportunities for themselves and their children.
Not only are we celebrating homeownership month and the over 200 families that achieved their dream of homeownership through our program, but we celebrate our SCHFH graduates. Their educational achievements are a testament to the mission of Habitat and the hard work of our partner families.
Laura Jones: Georgia State University ’21 | Master’s in Social Work
Ms. Jones is a great example of perseverance! She became a homeowner 10 years ago and after her daughter graduated high school, she went back to school and earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work. She took a break after her mom passed, but returned to GSU in 2020. Now equipped with her Master’s in Social Work, Jones is excited about future opportunities through her current employer, Fulton County.
Jabari O’Neal: Lovejoy High School ’21 | Kennesaw State University
Kasyana Bouie: Lovejoy High School ’21 | Fort Valley State University | Veterinarian
Crysma Roberts: Charles Drew High School ’21 | North Georgia Technical College | Future Bakery Owner