About Phoenix Renaissance Myrtle Beach
Phoenix Renaissance Inc. was developed as an off-shoot of the Racepath Community Association in order to develop programs that would reach families and children throughout Horry County.
Phoenix Renaissance Inc. is a community-based, 501 (c) 3 state- designated non-profit organization incorporated on February 25th, 1994. Its Federal IRS tax-exempt status was recognized on February 16th, 1996. Its by-laws state “The purpose of the corporation is to develop, promote and sponsor alternatives to the abuse of drugs and the use of violence, by providing programs for local community improvement, such as education, recreation, counseling, housing rehabilitation, career training, creative arts, child development, and family services.”
Phoenix Renaissance Inc. operates its programs out of the Racepath Community Center, a 1,200 sq. ft. mobile home provided by Horry County in South Carolina located at 1690 Racepath St., Myrtle Beach SC 29577. (See attached illustrations from 2/23/2015 Cox, Beall & Associates, LLC appraisal report)
The Racepath Community is located in an unincorporated area of Horry County completely surrounded by the incorporated city limits of Myrtle Beach. Located in Census Tract 509, it has a medium family income of $29,435 compared to $49,300 for Horry County. 77% of families with a female, single-parent householder, with children under 18, live below the poverty level even though 45% of them are employed.
Phoenix Renaissance, Inc. believes in outreach to children and helping young people to achieve their full potential. We recognize that these youngsters have many challenges in front of them. A rekindling of hope for the families and children will develop a climate of determination, perseverance and obtainable future goals. To serve these families and others similar to them throughout Horry County, it has provided an After School Program, Summer Youth Camp, Thanksgiving Community Dinner and Holiday Food Baskets for more than 30 years.