To inspire, enrich, and embody community.
Hyaets Community was started in 2005 in Charlotte, NC, by several seminarians who were leaving school and looking not just for a job, but for a way of life. In the almost eight years since then, the community has grown to include a number of children, other adults, and a host of neighbors who share the joys and griefs of live in Enderly Park together.
Q: Who do you serve?
A: We are in the underserved neighborhood of Enderly Park, about two miles west of downtown Charlotte. We serve by living in Enderly Park and sharing our lives with those around us, working together with neighbors to create a wholesome, beautiful, sustainable place where children and families thrive.
Q: What is your greatest need?
A: Future plans include: rehabilitating an old house to function as transitional housing for young men and housing a small business to sustain those men; a Freedom School program in Enderly Park that addresses summer learning loss and underperformance in literacy; a small farm to provide high-quality produce and work opportunities for Enderly Park neighbors. Greatest needs are resources and willing hands to get these projects off to a successful start.
Q: What are your other plans for the future?
A: Hyaets Community is deeply rooted in Charlotte’s Enderly Park, and intends to remain so. Future plans include initiatives listed above that will address employment, educational, and nutritional needs in Enderly Park. Our goal is that these plans are developed in a way that empowers neighbors to meet these needs together.