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 →
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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.
We had the honor of participating in several sessions at the Chautauqua Institution this past August to discuss the Purpose Built Communities model, progress on the ground in several neighborhoods… Continue →
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, roughly 100,000 residents of New Orleans who were displaced by the storm and flooding came to Atlanta. Like many other communities, East Lake welcomed… Continue →