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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 →

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Photos from 2015 Purpose Built Communities Conference

  What an amazing gathering in Fort Worth! More than 350 people from 49 communities in 47 cities participated in our Sixth Annual Purpose Built Communities Conference. The Renaissance Heights Development Group, our Network Member in Fort Worth, hosted the invitation-only gathering and showed attendees their transformational initiative up close. Our speakers included veteran NBC journalist and author Tom … Continue Reading →

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Purpose Built Featured on Investing in What Works Ideas Blog

Investing in What Works recently published a post by Purpose Built Communities president Carol Naughton on its Ideas Blog about the Community Quarterback concept and its importance in the Purpose Built Model. Below is an excerpt: When we started Purpose Built Communities in 2009, our mission was to help transform struggling neighborhoods into places that … Continue Reading →

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Renaissance Heights in Fort Worth, TX Joins Purpose Built Communities Network

Atlanta, GA – Purpose Built Communities is proud to announce that its newest Network Member is the Renaissance Heights Development Group in Fort Worth, TX, the second Network Member from Texas and the 11th nationally. It is the “community quarterback” organization that will help implement the shared vision of the community and partners known as the … Continue Reading →

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2014: A Year of Progress for Purpose Built Communities

Our impact is tangible. Across the network of 10 Purpose Built Communities we now have 4,200 people living in high quality mixed-income housing; nearly 6,500 students are enrolled in our schools; 650 children attend early learning academies; and 175 program partners are engaged in the work. We added 2 new Network Members: Houston, TX and … Continue Reading →

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Conference 2014 Videos: Possibility Takes Place

Purpose Built held its fifth annual Network Member Conference in Charlotte, NC from September 29 to October 1, and it was the best one we’ve had yet. We had 340 people from 45 communities across the country learning from our speakers and from each other. It was rejuvenating and inspiring. What was so inspiring? See for yourself! … Continue Reading →