A message from
our President

The Collaborative Vision of the

Paradise Community Development Corporation


Paul Q. Fortson, DMin, MBA

President & COO/Co-Founder

The Paradise Community Development Corporation - affectionately known to our family and friends as PCDC - envisions a Clayton County and Metropolitan Atlanta community where youth and families thrive spiritually, economically, emotionally, and physically.  Throughout our storied history, we have had the privilege to work in partnership with like-minded organizations to maximize our reach and ability to serve more of Greater Atlanta's incredible residents. With our united efforts, we are devoted to re-igniting hope and sparking the passion to achieve in the lives of everyone we serve.

The PCDC and its amazing partners recognize that success is not a one-person show; but rather a collaborative effort that requires constant input and feedback from all invested.  Collectively, we strive to bring essential services and programs to the community that aid in academic achievement, poverty reduction and economic recovery, improving health and wellness, to the goal of strengthening families overall.  By working together, we also help to ensure their sustainability. With our focus on cooperative impact, PCDC is bringing hope to the Metro-Atlanta area.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.”  We are indeed dedicated to our partners and those whom we serve.  We look forward to helping them change their lives for the better as we Embrace the Youth, Uplift the Family and Transform the Community.

Yours In Service,

Dr. Q.