Purpose Built Communities offers a broad array of services and benefits to Network Member organizations. In return, each Network Member organization makes the following commitments:
Commitment to Holistic Community Revitalization
Every lead organization must commit to a neighborhood focus that includes community and resident involvement, and the development of a strategic master plan for mixed-income housing, a cradle-to-college education pipeline, an array of wellness services, and an economic engine to sustain the community going forward. The Community Quarterback must engage public and private partners to develop a mechanism for locally based fund raising.
Commitment to Purpose Built Communities
Network Members must commit to follow the purpose, vision, values, and mission of Purpose Built Communities, engage in regular in-person meetings with a dedicated Community Development Advisor and other Purpose Built experts, and participate in an annual goal-sharing meeting and evaluation.
Commitment to Fellow Network Members
The goal of Purpose Built Communities is to build a nationwide Network of like-minded groups that can assist one another in replicating successful revitalization efforts. These Network Members must support one another through shared resources, templates, best practices, and lessons learned. Network Members develop a collaborative spirit through the annual Network Member Conference, semi-annual conference calls, and interaction during site tours. Ultimately, Network Members model best practices for one another via this template: see one, do one, share one.