SEASON 3, BONUS EPISODE

Bonus Episode: Interview with Senator Chris Coons

Now more than ever, we need to show communities that have been impacted by a long legacy of racism and race-based inequality that we can do better. One key to that is to increase collaboration. In this bonus episode of This is Community Logan Herring, Sr., executive director of Purpose Built Communities’ Network Member REACH Riverside--an organization working to improve opportunities and outcomes for residents in the Riverside neighborhood of Wilmington Delaware--talks to Delaware Senator Chris Coons about working across silos in federal programs. Listen

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Importance of Mixed-Income Housing

At Purpose Built Communities, we believe that everyone deserves to live in a healthy neighborhood. This video explores why mixed-income housing is critical to a holistic neighborhood revitalization effort. Watch

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Build Healthy Places Case Study Looks at How LIFT Orlando is Bridging the Gap Between Housing and Health

The relationship between health and housing is a frequent discussion when looking at building healthy and sustainable communities. Our partner, Build Healthy Places Network, is working with communities in the Purpose Built Communities network to improve health inequity across the U.S. A recent case study series published by Build Healthy Places Network highlighted our Network … Continue Reading →

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Purpose Built Communities Welcomes Two New Board Members

Lynette Bell is currently the president of the Truist Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Truist, the nation’s sixth-largest financial institution. In this role, she is responsible for strategic philanthropy, building strong partnerships with nonprofits, and strengthening local communities in the areas of leadership development, economic mobility, thriving communities, and educational equity. Before stepping into her … Continue Reading →

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How a National Network of Local Leaders is Centering Racial Equity in Neighborhood Revitalization

In America, neighborhoods determine destiny. But unjust, racist policies and actions have created segregated and distressed neighborhoods. To revitalize these places, we must recognize how race—not family income, family structure, education level, or accumulated wealth—functions as the main determinant of life outcomes. And we must directly address racism through tangible, equity-focused action at the neighborhood … Continue Reading →

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My Take: We know early education is critical. And today, it is more important than ever that we invest in young children–because if we do, everyone will benefit.

Carol Naughton, Purpose Built Communities CEO The link between early childhood education and poverty is strong. Children who have access to high-quality early learning are more likely to be ready for kindergarten and beyond. When families can send their children to safe, nurturing environments close to home and work, adults can focus on their own … Continue Reading →

Season 3, BONNUS EPISODE

Bonus Episode: The Makings of a National Place-Based Movement

The research is clear: for too many Americans, zip codes determine destinies. In other words, the places in which we are born and grow up have a greater impact on our life outcomes than any other single determinant, including genetics. But is there a new movement taking place in community development, philanthropy, and policy that is responding to the overwhelming evidence of the importance of place in fighting poverty? This conversation was moderated by Othello Meadows, Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy & Initiatives at Blue Meridian, and took place in late 2020 at the Purpose Built Communities Virtual Annual Conference. Listen

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SEASON 3, BONUS EPISODE

Bonus Episode: A Conversation on the COVID-19 Vaccine

As the COVID-19 vaccine has been made available, we consider the racial inequities and historical mistreatment of Black and Brown communities in research and within the health care system. Suffice it to say, that relationship has been somewhat tenuous over the years. In this special episode of This Is Community Danny Shoy, President and CEO of the East Lake Foundation, facilitates a Facebook live conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine with Dr. Jayne Morgan, Clinical Director of the Covid Taskforce for Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. Thanks for tuning in as Dr. Morgan answers some of the most pressing questions and concerns about the vaccine. It is our hope this conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine helps create awareness intentionally through a racial equity and social justice lens. Listen

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Purpose Built Communities Hires Marshall Norwood as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Atlanta – Purpose Built Communities has hired Marshall Norwood, CPA, as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer following a national search. With deep experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, Marshall will lead the organization’s financial affairs and advise Purpose Built’s network members. “We are delighted to welcome Marshall to Purpose Built Communities,” said … Continue Reading →

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#StayCoveredTogether Tool Kit

Access the #StayCoveredTogether campaign tool kit to understand, own and implement the Stay Covered Together campaign with clarity, consistency and community impact in mind to help stop the spread of COVID-19.