Our Vision

all about our 'why'

The Story Behind
Our Vision

CSE was birthed from founder Deirdra Cox’s 30+ years of experience in the banking community and economic development landscape, where her focus was economic mobility and generational wealth building. CSE has a head for business and a heart for the community.

Our strategic partnership model delivers innovative, revenue generating solutions that impact families, businesses, and the community.

Our vision at Community Sustainability Enterprises (CSE) is to create an equitable economy by engaging, educating and empowering local businesses, organizations, corporations and communities with the tools to help turn jobs into careers, financial literacy into wealth, and collective success into generational upward mobility.

CSE is in the business of helping people, help people, by exposing them to wealth building practices that are developed through financial literacy and capability best practices that develop a person and family’s financial self-efficacy. 



Clients’ Testimonials

  • Let me say you have the right Woman for the change leadership as she is not only my sister in this work but a task oriented supplier of change mind leadership. Simply put Deirdra Cox, CPC is an amazing leader. I’m honored to know her and have access to her leadership.

    Aleta Young
    VP Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies Director, Fifth Third Bank
  • Deirdra, thank you for the amazing work that you do in and around Gwinnett County to create opportunities for sustainability for families in every way possible. When we were in orientation with the volunteers this morning, everyone was on one accord that it’s something about you where you just can’t say no! I was extremely grateful and honored to take part. It was definitely a reminder of my life’s purpose!

    Nikia M. Johnson, Ed.S
    Workforce Development Specialist, Georgia Power
  • A huge shoutout to Community Sustainability Enterprise! Your dedication to providing education, enlightenment, and empowerment is invaluable. You inspire our residents to make informed, positive changes, and take steps towards healthier financial choices. Thank you for helping us build a stronger, more sustainable community.

    The Drake House
    Women's Financial Empowerment Organization
  • Community Sustainability Enterprise became a partner in 2017. Deirdra and her team have consistently delivered quality education and experiences that have inspired our program participants in reaching their financial goals. Several have reported back to let us know that the habits they developed as a result from their participation have helped them to buy their first vehicles and pay for college tuition.

    Trees Atlanta
    Tree Loss Prevention Non-Profit