CEO Metanoia Community Development Corporation Rev. Bill Stanfield speaks about community development at the Neighborhood's Award Banquet on Thursday night. (Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
CEO Metanoia Community Development Corporation Rev. Bill Stanfield speaks about community development at the Neighborhood's Award Banquet on Thursday night. (Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)

Strong neighborhoods are the backbone of a community.
On Thursday night, some of Greenwood’s strongest neighborhoods got some much deserved honors.
The Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods Awards Banquet was Thursday night at the American Legion Post 20 home on Calhoun Avenue. A capacity crowd of various neighborhood leaders, law enforcement officers, elected officials and appointed officials filled the hall for the annual banquet.


The event featured a keynote address from the Rev. Bill Stanfield, CEO of the Metanoia Community Development Corporation in North Charleston. Metanoia has an innovative approach to community development which involves identifying community assets and attracting investments to those assets.
Metanoia focuses that approach in three main areas — youth leadership development, housing development and economic development.
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