State Farm’s Neighborhood Revitalization Grant helps local Habitat affiliates engage in the neighborhoods where they build, partnering with residents, young people and other stakeholders to invest in resident-led, equitable projects and advocacy initiatives that improve quality of life.
With the funding this year, Habitat DeKalb will be helping the Peters Park Historical Community create a community garden with the Tucker High School Habitat Club.
Peters Park is one of Tucker’s oldest parks, located in a historically black neighborhood of the same name. After years of inattention, the 3.6-acre park became a hot spot for crime, according to neighbors.
When the City of Tucker took over parks from DeKalb Co. in 2017, other playgrounds were upgraded while Peters Park waited for a grant from DeKalb County Community Development Department. They finally received a grant back in 2020 to improve the park.
In March, Habitat DeKalb, alongside Tucker High School and residents, will create a large garden for the community and maintained by the community.