Kansas City’s Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) Joins Purpose Built Communities Network

Atlanta – Purpose Built Communities is proud to announce that Kansas City’s Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) is now its 15th Network Member and its first in the state of Missouri. The UNI, one of the Kansas City, MO Chamber of Commerce’s “Big 5 Ideas” founded in 2011, is the community quarterback nonprofit organization established to … Continue Reading →


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 →

Mike Goodrich, Chairman of the Woodlawn Foundation in Birmingham, AL

Woodlawn reaps rewards of Purpose Built revitalization model

Opinion Column By Mike Goodrich. Originally published in on November 12, 2014. Real change in Birmingham’s poorest neighborhoods is possible. In fact, it is happening. In the Woodlawn community, students are learning in a new STEAM curriculum (science, technology, engineering, arts, math); new mixed-income homes are under construction; long-time homeowners have received new roofs … Continue Reading →