The only constant is change. External forces such as local political transitions, economic trends and shifting culture require those of us who work in neighborhood revitalization to be nimble, to… Continue →
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Since the beginning, the Purpose Built Communities approach to neighborhood revitalization has been informed by the reality that where someone grows up has a profound and lasting impact on their… Continue →
Drew Charter School in Atlanta’s East Lake neighborhood has pioneered the “cradle to college” education philosophy of Purpose Built Communities. Rachel Kaney and Michelle Stinson are part of a team… Continue →
By Douglas Jutte, M.D., Executive Director, Build Healthy Places Network, and Carol R. Naughton, President, Purpose Built Communities We recently had a chance to spend the morning with Dr. Jerome… Continue →
This fantastic new video series from Edutopia explores three areas in which Drew Charter School distinguishes itself and helps students achieve their full potential: STEAM +Project Based Learning; creating safe… Continue →
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 from October 5 to October… Continue →
What’s the secret behind East Lake’s turnaround? Can lessons from East Lake guide comprehensive efforts at neighborhood transformation in other communities? Through interviews with more than 20 key participants, reviews of historical and current documents, and an examination of existing research about neighborhood revitalization, this in-depth case study by America’s Promise Alliance explores those questions and illuminates East Lake’s story.