In 2018, AEMI closed on a $8,500,000 transaction to finance the building and support the growth of Moving in the Spirit, a creative youth development program that helps at-risk children and teens develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills. Located at the Edgewood-Candler Park MARTA Station, Moving in the Spirit plans to build a 21,500 sf community arts center. By fostering positive experiences, relationships, and environments, this expansion will help serve numerous low-income youth in Metro Atlanta. The new facility will create a larger space for the program, increasing the capacity to serve 500 youth and reach thousands from the broader community through performances, events, and access to meeting space. For more information, visit


Investor: PNC Bank

program: New Markets Tax Credits