By Michelle L. Matthews Senior Vice President, Purpose Built Communities “White boys who grow up rich are likely to remain that way,” summarized a recent New York Times article about… Continue →
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It’s ironic that the James Rushton Early Learning and Family Success Center in Birmingham, Alabama’s Woodlawn neighborhood is inside of a bank building that has been vacant for more than 20 years – because the children who crawl, toddle and walk down these bright hallways are now on a path designed to guide them from here to college, and to build wealth and fulfillment throughout their lifetimes.
The Woodlawn neighborhood of Birmingham, AL joined the Purpose Built Communities Network in 2010 with the Woodlawn Foundation as its community quarterback. This short film shows the progress of the… Continue →
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… Continue →
Opinion Column By Mike Goodrich. Originally published in AL.com on November 12, 2014. Real change in Birmingham’s poorest neighborhoods is possible. In fact, it is happening. In the Woodlawn community,… Continue →
By Martin Swant AL.com BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The Woodlawn Foundation and Main Street Birmingham are partnering to create a new initiative, called SocialVenture, that will combine nonprofits, social entrepreneurs and… Continue →