History and Mission

The East Phillips Improvement Coalition, Inc. (EPIC) is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EPIC shall promote the social health of the community by involving all citizens in its activities and shall reach out to all segments of the community including traditionally under-represented groups. EPIC will promote the economic health of the community by fostering employment and business opportunities that meet the needs of the community. EPIC will act in the best interests of its community and represent those interests to other organizations and public bodies. This includes recommending action to governmental bodies and responding to proposals for residential and commercial development or livability in the East Phillips Area.

The purpose of EPIC shall be to work to create a safe community that contains open communication between neighbors:
1. to strengthen, stabilize, improve and protect the unique and integrated character, livability, and social fabric of our neighborhood,
2. to improve the quality of housing, schooling, employment, recreation, day care, transportation facilities, environment and other neighborhood services,
3. to encourage economic development for all the residents of East Phillips, especially the economically disadvantaged and
4. to work to encourage and empower all residents, businesses and property owners to unite to address our common concerns.