We invite you to join us in our mission to revitalize under-resourced neighborhoods. By definition, these are communities where it’s challenging to survive, so thriving becomes more of a dream. But you can make dreams come true! Join us on the journey toward, one day, seeing every neighborhood become a more desirable place to live.

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Ministry leaders need to be able to run a long race in order to realize revitalization in under-resourced neighborhoods. Desire Street Champions spur these leaders on to the finish line by giving monthly to coach and care for these heroes. No matter the amount, it really up! Your commitment means we can plan to be there for leaders as they serve alongside their neighbors in at-risk neighborhoods across America.

Matching Gifts

Many employers have programs that will match your gift to Desire Street. You can double your impact by checking into the availability of such a program at your work, and signing up! If Desire Street needs to register there, or you need assistance in providing documentation of gifts you’d like matched, contact Ebonie Sanders at esanders@desirestreet.org.

Planned Giving

A beautiful way to leave a lasting legacy is by including Desire Street in your will. You can rest assured that we will use your gift to encourage, equip and connect leaders who are making a difference every day in the lives of kids and families living in some of the toughest neighborhoods in our country. For more information or help in getting started, contact James Gadsby by email at jgadsby@desirestreet.org, or by phone at 678-681-3979.

Appreciated Stock

You might be interested to know that gifts of appreciated stock are a wise way to give. They provide tax benefits for you and support the work of Desire Street Ministries…so we can support leaders who are reaching hundreds of kids and families in under-resourced neighborhoods.

A Beacon of Hope.


How does an under-resourced neighborhood go from struggle to success, from despair to dignity? The path takes different twists and turns in each neighborhood, but learning from and sharing resources with others experienced in spiritual and community development is a good place to start. We invite you to learn more about Desire Street and our ministry through the links and lists below.


Dig deeper into the mission, heart and impact that Desire Street Ministries and our partners make in transforming communities. We stand as an intersection of life, leaders and neighborhoods and believe in creating a feeling of community and cultivating strong leaders to make an imprint on lives. Take a look inside our organization and walk with our partners to get a deeper understanding of Desire Street’s impassioned goals and the real lives which we work to support.


A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life
Parker J. Palmer

Catherine of Siena: Passion for the Truth‐‐Compassion for Humanity
Mary O’Driscoll

Emotional Intelligence
Daniel Goleman

Free at Last?: The Gospel in the African‐American Experience
Carl F. Ellis, Jr.

In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership
Henri Nouwen

Jesus and the Disinherited
Howard Thurman

Justice, Mercy and Humility: Integral mission and the poor
Edited by Tim Chester with contributions from C. Rene

Padilla, Tom Sine, and Elaine Storkey Let Justice Roll Down
Dr. John M. Perkins

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
Parker J. Palmer

Meals from Mars: A Parable of Prejudice and Providence
Ben Sciacca

Mere Christianity
C. S. Lewis

Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life
Phileena Heuertz and Phyllis Tickle

Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat‐Up, and Burnt Out
Brennan Manning

The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning
Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham

The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life
Os Guinness

The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life  In God
Dallas Willard

The Briarpatch Gospel: Fearlessly Following Jesus into the Thorny Places
Shayne Wheeler

The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith
Marcus J. Borg

The Invisible Hand: Do All Things Really Work for Good
R. C. Sproul

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
Henri J. M. Nouwen

The Provocative Church
Dr. Graham Tomlin

The Way of the Heart
Henri J. M. Nouwen

Up from Slavery
Booker T. Washington

Thriving City Blocks
Nate Ledbetter