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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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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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.
Wearing a mask is one of the easiest ways to stay safe, stop the spread, and save lives. Cut your risks further by getting vaccinated, washing your hands, and watching your distance. The vaccine significantly reduces the risk of getting COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccination works by teaching your immune system how to recognize and fight the … Continue Reading →