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Strengthening our Partnership with The Build Healthy Places Network

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 →

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10 Years of Purpose

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. … Continue Reading →

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New Book Highlights Purpose Built Communities & Role of Nonprofits in Lowering Crime

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 →

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Kansas City’s Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) Joins Purpose Built Communities Network

Atlanta – Purpose Built Communities is proud to announce that Kansas City’s Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) is now its 15th Network Member and its first in the state of Missouri. The UNI, one of the Kansas City, MO Chamber of Commerce’s “Big 5 Ideas” founded in 2011, is the community quarterback nonprofit organization established to … Continue Reading →