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 helped low income families reach their full potential by improving housing, education and wellness. The notion of a “community quarterback” was practically nonexistent six years ago. As we met with leaders of communities to explore holistic redevelopment initiatives, we insisted that the key ingredient to success was a nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the leadership of the long term, complex, cross-sector initiative.
Read the whole piece here.