The final episode of Season One tells the story of Jamese Pinkston, who returned to the neighborhood where she was born and raised in Charlotte to help her neighbors have access to the opportunities to succeed and thrive that she was lucky to have. Hear her describe why she has the “best job in the world.” Listen
To achieve racial equity, improved health outcomes, and greater economic mobility in neighborhoods that have suffered from decades of disinvestment, it takes a holistic approach.
Pathways of Opportunity
We help guide communities seeking assistance to make positive changes because we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live and raise their children in communities where they can achieve their full potential.
We know the ins and outs of community revitalization, but the people who live and work in the communities we serve know best what is needed and what will and will not work for them as we develop avenues to prosperity for the lowest income families.
A Growing Network
Our goal is to launch and nurture as many of these transformational efforts as possible to maximize the number of people who can reap the benefits of healthy, supportive communities where everyone can thrive.
We are a giving, loving, group that is willing to learn, so we come with a certain humility, knowing that local leaders know what is best.- Shirley Franklin, Executive Board Chair for Purpose Built Communities