A community deeply rooted in love and justice.
It takes a village, will you join ours?
A community deeply rooted in love and justice.
It takes a village, will you join ours?
What is BeLoved?
We believe in the power of community! You have heard it takes a village to raise a child. We believe that everyone needs a village. Each of us needs a supportive network of people in our lives, ways to use our gifts, and meaningful ways to engage the world and make a difference.

We believe that we are the people we have been waiting for!  We create innovative solutions to some of the toughest challenges we face as a community.  We try to put love into action daily through these solutions to make our community better. Check out our Projects page to learn more! We invite you to join us through donating and volunteering!

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8 hours ago

BeLoved Asheville

Working to shift public policy and create solutions right now...that's how we #love828!! Tonight, Ponkho Bermejo represented BeLoved at the Re-Imagine the Tourism Development Authority Forum as he told officials and folks gathered real stories of local people struggling to make ends meet because of lack of resources being equitably shared from the Tourism boom. And how we might invest those dollars in supporting local people who work every day washing dishes, cleaning rooms, picking produce, etc. Tonight, we also gathered to share updates about our BeLoved Asheville Village of tiny homes with the neighbors on Overbook Place. It was a good conversation about being neighbors and our deep intention in living into the values of community, sustainability, neighborliness while we create deeply affordable housing that builds equity!! Thank you Land of the Sky UCC, Sara Ator Wilcox, Sandi, Elizabeth, Tom, Chris Day and Civil Design Concepts, Thomas Wolfe and Lebo Builders, McKenzie Dillingham, and the Overbook neighbors. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are honored to have received The McCullough Fellowship in Sustainability from University Of North Carolina At Asheville with UNCA student researcher Soni Pitts! The Fellowship is only awarded to 5 students each year. Soni will be working on the Sustainability Action Plan for our Tiny Home Village!! Congratulations Soni! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

BeLoved Asheville

Today, we spent time practicing resurrection in the midst of vacant and desolate places that are being brought back to life through the power of community! Teaching kids to love Mother Earth and take care of our neighborhoods by making gardens is such a beautiful gift! And Ponkho Bermejo led a crew in helping to complete the ramp at the Elder and Sage Garden that he began to give access to elders in wheelchairs to be able to touch the soil and tend the gardens. From our children to our elders, we are creating room for them all to experience the wonder of creation and the calling of caring for our planet home and our community! #avl #828isgreat ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

BeLoved Asheville

What an amazing night with our BeLoved Cultural Equity project! Over 20 area children, youth and their parents, and elders attended Alice in Wonderland at Asheville Community Theatre. Our Cultural Equity project aims to give access to children and youth of color, area elders, workers and struggling families access to cultural experiences in our City.

Asheville is rich with art, music, theatre, cultural events, and more and we believe that these all can be shared so that EVERYONE living in our City can enjoy them! We are looking for more amazing groups like Asheville Community Theatre who believe in sharing access through equity! Feel free to message us if you would like to be a Cultural Equity Project partner or tag a partner group in the comments if you would like to suggest a partner you know!

It was a magical performance with Sadie Medlock (who has been part of our Kids Justice League) gave an amazing performance as Alice! Thank you Lisabeth Saunders Medlock for connecting us with the Theatre! We had the honor of meeting Jenny Bunn, ACT marketing director, who was so welcoming of us. And after the play, Carina Lopez, the sensational costume designer came to talk to our group about her art! It was so wonderful to have Norma Duran Brown and Manos with us last night as well as kids and elders from our BeLoved community! Thank you Asheville Community Theatre for an amazing night!!
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Meet BeLoved’s Core Team!

Ponkho Bermejo, Adrienne Sigmon, and Amy Cantrell