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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 →

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Tulsa’s Growing Together Joins Purpose Built Communities Network

Growing Together is the 14th Network Member Nationally and the First in Oklahoma Atlanta, GA – Purpose Built Communities recently welcomed Growing Together, the community quarterback of a neighborhood transformation in Tulsa, OK, as its 14th Network Member nationally. Growing Together’s work is focused on the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood, where they are working with partners to … Continue Reading →

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Purpose Built Communities Welcomes New Team Members

Purpose Built Communities is proud to announce the hiring of two outstanding professionals with deep and diverse experience. Melissa Devereaux, who joins the organization as Vice President based in California, brings over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, development and volunteer/partner engagement to her work with Purpose Built Communities. She is a creative fundraising … Continue Reading →