Georgia Power Foundation Awards $3 Million Grant to Purpose Built Communities

The Georgia Power Foundation recently awarded Purpose Built Communities a $3 million grant to address education inequity and enhance early childhood care and education for Georgia families. As part of the three-year pilot program, the national nonprofit, in collaboration with Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), will invest funding, resources, strategic support and training in several … Continue Reading →


Purpose Built Communities Welcomes Zenith Houston as Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

“I am excited to join Purpose Built Communities and continue the transformational work across the Network, building national partnerships that further racial equity, healthy outcomes, and economic mobility in marginalized communities,” said Houston. “The opportunity to lead and build our national investment strategy of donors to support the collective impact of our 28 Network Partners … Continue Reading →


Katie Delp Joins Purpose Built Communities as Vice President of Network Development and Engagement

Katie has committed her career to developing communities into thriving socially, economically and racially equitable neighborhoods. In her previous role as Executive Director of Focused Community Strategies (FCS) Katie led multiple initiatives providing mixed-income housing, economic development, job creation, youth development and food security in neighborhoods on Atlanta’s south side. Katie and her family have … Continue Reading →


Bonus Episode: Taking her seat at the table: “It’s about time!”

Having the courage and confidence to take on leadership isn't always easy, but in the case of Mashonda Taylor, Executive Director of Woodlawn Foundation and Valencia King, president of the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association in Birmingham, Alabama's Woodlawn neighborhood, it was inevitable. This conversation reveals the influence strong, Black, female leaders are having in the Woodlawn community in Birmingham, AL. Their collaboration and partnership is helping to bring about holistic community revitalization and creating healthier places for residents. Listen


Investing in Communities to Improve Childhood Opportunity and Well-Being

It is often said that ZIP code is more important than genetic code in determining one’s health and opportunities. If that’s the case, how can pediatricians enable healthy and opportunity-rich environments for all children? A recent article published in the November-December 2021 issue of ScienceDirect presents successful examples of community development efforts targeting child health and opportunity… … Continue Reading →