120 E Innes St, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144, United States

888-285-5565 info@pldginc.org

Paul L. Dunbar Group Inc

Making a Difference Through Community Development

Making a Difference Through Community Development

Making a Difference Through Community DevelopmentMaking a Difference Through Community Development

Mission & Goals



The Paul Laurence Dunbar Group is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization  established to ensure the sustainable development of the East Spencer and larger Rowan County community. 

Our Goals: 

Create a brand of public/private collaborations to maximize the use of community resources resulting in sustainable economic innovation.

 Develop a framework to introduce Principles of Sustainability to the East Spencer and Rowan County community.

 Establish a leadership development platform, aligned with strategic and sustainable place-based strategies.

 Establish a “Community of Services”  model for economic development in the East Spencer community. 


 Develop an “Impact Investment Fund” to promote social entrepreneurship, digital enterprises, green energy alternatives, STEM activities, Arts and Culture, and Ecosystem development in and around the East Spencer community.

Our Projects:

       Implemented STEM orientation and Drone Technology Camp June 2017.

       Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School opening August 2018.

       Black Leadership Breakfast (BLB) implemented February 2018

       Live-Work-Play Mixed-use Development is in the planning phase.

       Institute of Social Impact for Strategic Change and Development (virtual phase).

      Sankofa Community Development Corporation (CDC)-TBD