Greater Vine City Opportunities Program Inc. (GVCOP) , a 501C-3 non-profit organization has recently purchased Historic English Avenue Elementary School (May 2010) which is a 50,000 square ft. edifice that sits on 3 acres of land to convert and operate into a State of the Arts, Green Technology, Global Community Center. It is GVCOP prayer that this endeavor will merit the trust and confidence of the surrounding neighborhoods and larger Atlanta area. We will provide a dynamic multidisciplinary range of services, and space to meet the intergenerational needs of the English Avenue neighborhood and serve as an Economic engine for jobs, training, research and development, businesses and empowerment throughout Atlanta.
Some of the amenities to be included in this world class development are as follows:
1. Performing Arts Theatre/ Art Studios and Gallery
2. Community Meeting Space
3. Educational Component (Charter School/ Leadership Academy and Technology
4. Small Business and Green Job Development, Placement, Training Incubator,
5. Children Daycare
6. Senior Services
7. Health and Wellness
8. Birthing Center
8. Adult Literacy
10. Recreational and Leisure Services
11. Retail, i.e., Restaurant, Café, Coffee Shop, Boutique
12. Recording Studio
13. Green space/ Community Gardens
Greater Vine City Opportunities Program Inc. (GVCOP) Mission Statement
The mission of the Greater Vine City Opportunities Program Inc. is to plan, promote, coordinate, create, and execute programs in the greater Vine City area ( English Avenue and Vine City) aimed at improving the living conditions of its residents. Its neighborhood-driven methodology is a hands-on approach to problem solving, channeling resources, developing innovative methods and building strategic partnerships to establish social, technological, educational, economic development, and youth programs. These programs include business development, job creation, after-school programs, counseling and special family events such as celebration of major holidays and other social events.
To convert and operate the English Avenue Elementary School to a state of the arts, green technology, global community center which merits the trust and confidence of the surrounding neighborhoods and larger Atlanta area. To provide a dynamic multidisciplinary range of services, and space to meet the intergenerational needs of the English Avenue neighborhood.
As well as, serve as an economic engine for jobs, training, entrepreneurship, and empowerment.