Dear friends, As I step into the role of Chief Executive Officer at Purpose Built Communities, I want to thank the Purpose Built Communities board of directors for their trust and confidence in my leadership. Having worked at this organization since its founding in 2009, I am humbled by the opportunity and grateful to be … Continue Reading →
Carol R. Naughton has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of Purpose Built Communities, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving racial equity, economic mobility and health outcomes in neighborhoods across the country.
Atlanta-based national nonprofit Purpose Built Communities announced today at its 11th annual conference that it will receive a $7 million grant from the Truist Foundation over the next three years. As part of this funding, the Truist Foundation has also committed to becoming the official sponsor of the Racial Equity Ambassadors program, a central part of Purpose Built Communities’ approach to improving health outcomes, economic mobility and racial equity.
The message is simple: Stay at home. But, if you must go out for essential tasks, keep your distance and wear a mask to protect your neighbors and those on the frontlines who are there to protect us all. Purpose Built Communities received a $2 million grant through The Audacious Project to support COVID-19 relief … Continue Reading →
A commitment of $26 million has been made through The Audacious Project to Harlem Children’s Zone in Harlem and six U.S. cities to address Black communities’ most critical needs and support COVID-19 recovery.
We are in a moment right now when many Black people in America are hurt, angry and exhausted, and many White people are waking up to the realization that they can no longer be bystanders to what is a 401 year-old problem. Americans of all backgrounds are frustrated by the pace of progress.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn sharp attention to the connections between health inequity and intergenerational poverty. Hear more from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation CEO, Richard Besser, who says addressing the root causes of poverty is essential to making people and communities healthier.
These Network Members are well-positioned to lead through this crisis because of an ongoing focus on building trust and elevating community leaders. Together, they know the strengths and vulnerabilities of their neighborhoods and residents. Strong relationships and mutual respect are allowing place-based leadership to respond nimbly to the specific and dynamic needs of their community … Continue Reading →
The COVID-19 pandemic is laying bare the stark inequities and inequality in our country in a very powerful way. People who live in low-income communities are facing unique challenges and falling ill and dying at disproportionate rates. Leaders in the Purpose Built Communities network are on the front lines of providing help for their neighborhoods and have had to adapt as circumstances evolve quickly, just like the rest of the world.
In 2018, Purpose Built Communities convened the first cohort of Equity Ambassadors, a group of executive directors from around our national network who are doing the hard work of addressing racial equity within their communities.