News & Events

Turn Back the Block Names Lauren Dallas as Executive Director

Augusta, GA (February 5, 2018) – The Turn Back the Block Board of Directors is proud to announce Lauren Dallas as their Executive Director. In this role, Dallas will oversee the non-profit which focuses on the revitalization of the Harrisburg neighborhood. “I am attracted to the organization’s mission to revitalize the area as well as the incredible support within the Harrisburg community and Augusta as a whole. My first office in Augusta was in Harrisburg so it is fitting that I
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Block Party June 3rd with Hope House

Hope House will be volunteering with us on June 3rd from 8:00 a.m to noon. They will be painting two sheds at our newest homes at 2010 and 2012 Battle Row and doing yard work at some of our properties. If you’d like to join in the fun, please e-mail us at

Harrisburg Clean & Green/ CityServe Augusta – April 29th

  Turn Back the Block and various churches, civic organizations, and community groups worked together to clean up the streets of Harrisburg on April 29th at the 6th annual Harrisburg Clean & Green. By the end of the event, we collected over 188 tires, filled a huge dumpster to the brim with litter, and accomplished some great work at the Harrisburg Community Garden and Crawford Ave. Baptist Church. Many neighborhood children participated in the clean-up, and new neighbors became acquainted with
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From start to finish with Bank of America

On April 27th, volunteers from Bank of America helped us get our newest home move-in ready. Last year they were digging the foundation for the home at 627 Metcalf St., and this month they helped with final clean up. They even got to join in on a fun phone call with the homeowner candidate (whom we just approved for ownership the day prior), to gave him the news that he was accepted as the new owner for the home!

Volunteers needed at 1733 Hicks St. on Saturday, March 4th

When: Saturday, March 4th from 8am-12pm Where: 1733 Hicks St. Augusta, 30904 What: Clearing demo debris and cutting grass at two Turn Back The Block sites How: Email to RSVP and bring a completed volunteer release form (located under the “How Can I Help” tab. Please include the number in your group in your e-mail. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Work gloves will be provided. 1733 Hicks St. was a fire damaged home that we acquired last year. The home was condemned and
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