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.
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.
At the 10th Annual Conference of Purpose Built Communities, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s President and CEO, Dr. Richard E. Besser, announced an investment of $6 million to advance the work of the Purpose Built Communities Network. Purpose Built Communities is a dynamic nonprofit that is building a national network with the goal of empowering … Continue Reading →
After years of hard work and investment, the successes of the East Lake partnership gained national attention. Other communities asked for guidance on how to implement a similar approach, which eventually led to the emergence of our organization, Purpose Built Communities, which has now worked for a decade to help neighborhoods replicate the ideas tested … Continue Reading →
Purpose Built Communities and the Build Healthy Places Network have collaborated for many years. We are pleased to announce a new chapter of our relationship: our monthly e-newsletter will feature content shared by the Network. Dr. Douglas Jutte and the amazing team at the Network connect leaders and practitioners in the fields of community development … Continue Reading →
What does it take to transform a neighborhood? Purpose Built Communities has been confronting that question for a decade. Hear from some of the leaders who we have had the opportunity to work with over the past decade.
Using the Purpose Built model, REACH Riverside plans to develop 400 new units of high-quality, mixed-income housing, enhance and expand the existing early education and pre-K through grade 8 programs at EastSide Charter School, develop a new high school and expand the Kingswood Community Center to increase access to health and wellness services. Although there … Continue Reading →
Crime has declined dramatically over the last two decades, and Patrick Sharkey, professor of sociology at New York University, argues that this drop can be attributed in part to the increase in the number of nonprofit organizations working to address urban poverty. Three recent articles showcase Sharkey’s research, particularly on the role of organizations such … Continue Reading →
New Organization works with neighborhood partners to focus on housing affordability, education, health and economic opportunity Atlanta, GA – Atlanta’s Grove Park neighborhood has a new organization dedicated to working with the community for the health and well-being of its residents and their future. The Grove Park Foundation, a newly-formed nonprofit that grew out of … Continue Reading →