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 →