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Truist Foundation Racial Equity Ambassadors Tour: Equipping Change Agents for the Transformative Power of Racial Equity

During the Summer of 2023, Purpose Built Communities hosted the 2023 Truist Foundation Racial Equity Ambassadors cohort in Atlanta for a two-day immersive experience in racial equity. The transformative fellowship program equips Purpose Built Network Member staff with the necessary tools, training, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities to drive racial equity within their communities. The Ambassadors’ … Continue Reading →

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Purpose Built Communities Announces Two New Vice Presidents

Purpose Built Communities welcomes two executives to its team – Karen Cramer, Vice President of Data, Technology and Impact, and Kevin Rafter, Vice President for Impact Strategy and Learning.These new hires will be key contributors to the leadership team as the national nonprofit supports communities across the country. “These two new leaders will be a … Continue Reading →

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Carol R. Naughton Featured on ChangeMakers with Katie Goar Podcast (Part 2)

ChangeMakers with Katie Goar Affordable housing is the backbone of better opportunities for all. ChangeMakers with Katie Goar analyzes the issues and challenges being faced in affordable housing today. In each episode, Katie speaks with finance experts, thought leaders, and change-makers to explore innovative solutions that provide more affordable housing options across the country. Whether … Continue Reading →

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Carol R. Naughton Featured on ChangeMakers with Katie Goar Podcast (Part 1)

ChangeMakers with Katie Goar Affordable housing is the backbone of better opportunities for all. ChangeMakers with Katie Goar analyzes the issues and challenges being faced in affordable housing today. In each episode, Katie speaks with finance experts, thought leaders, and change-makers to explore innovative solutions that provide more affordable housing options across the country. Whether … Continue Reading →

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Ellen Newton Joins Purpose Built Communities as New Chief Financial Officer

Ellen Newton Joins Purpose Built Communities as New Chief Financial Officer Purpose Built Communities announces Ellen Newton as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Newton brings more than 20 years of experience to the organization committed to greater racial equity as it relates to mixed-income housing, cradle-to-college education, community wellness and economic vitality. In her … Continue Reading →

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Purpose Built Communities Welcomes James Brooks as Vice President of Housing and Community Development

Purpose Built Communities Welcomes James Brooks as Vice President of Housing and Community Development Jim Brooks, AICP, has joined the national nonprofit Purpose Built Communities as its Vice President of Housing and Community Development. As part of his role, Brooks will lead work around the organization’s mixed-income housing program and urban planning efforts, key components … Continue Reading →