The Franklinton Center at Bricks is a conference, retreat, and educational facility in eastern North Carolina with a focus on justice advocacy and leadership development. At this historic center of transformation, issues affecting the marginalized, the oppressed, and the poor are addressed.
As a former plantation, the FCAB traces its beginnings to the founding of the Franklinton Christian College in 1871, and the Congregationalist Bricks School in 1895. A merger in the 1950's formed the FCAB, which is related to the United Church of Christ and managed and staffed by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries.
The FCAB continues to play a significant role in the education and nurture of church leaders, justice advocates, young people, and community leaders. Fundamental concerns such as rural justice, community development, environmental racism, and workers' rights are woven into the programmatic focus of this national church facility.
Because of its transformative legacy and healing power, the FCAB is an excellent conference facility for local, regional and national events, especially for gatherings of youth and young adults.