Koinonia Farm and Hab
Koinonia Farm was a Christian commune founded in Americus in 1942, a time when racism and poverty were rife in rural parts of the South. The aim of the commune was to bring likeminded Christians of all races together in service of principles of love and acceptance, nonviolence, and simple living. Early years for Koinonia were difficult due to racially motivated violence. Their practice of racial integration was considered unacceptable by many locals at the time. However, the community persisted, and it still exists to this day. Habitat for Humanity was founded by former Koinonians, who modeled the nonprofit on Koinonia Partnership's activities.
Programs at Georgia S
Americus is home to Georgia Southwestern State University, a public university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of fields. Georgia Southwestern State University is smaller than many of the other schools in the University System of Georgia, with a student body that is generally under 5,000 students, making this school a good choice for those looking for a state university experience, but would also like to attend a more intimate school. The university includes colleges of arts and science, nursing, business administration, computing and mathematics, education, and caregiving, giving students a diverse range of options.