Before Serenity, this was the site to a long vacant house. Once demolished, the property was taken over by St. Luke’s Baptist Church under the current Pastor, Gerald Laster. The church, which neighbors the site, is a spiritual anchor on this block as well as in the wider Hill District community and has been for the past 96 years.

The Ambassadors wanted to use this site to benefit the community by promoting pride and ownership on the block, building on relationships and engaging neighbors. They want to create a safe and serene space in which to relax and enjoy surrounding. The site’s proximity to the church and bus lines make it ideal for sustained community use.

Ambassadors Rhonda and Willie are working on this project.