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Where We Serve

NLCA is located in South DeKalb, a core part of Metro Atlanta…

Where the unemployment rate is 16%, the average high school dropout rate is 34%, 46% of the children live in poverty, and 53% of families are financially unstable. Approximately 95% of our clients are African American.

The majority of the people we serve are individuals and families living at or below the federal poverty guidelines, defined as $14,480 in annual household income for an individual and $30,000 for a household of four. Many of our community members are hourly, not salaried, employees, or are on fixed incomes due to retirement or disability. Our community includes many single parent households, seniors raising grandchildren, and the homeless.

Unemployment Rate
High School Dropout Rate
of Children Live in Poverty
of Families are Financially Unstable