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Honoring Juneteenth: Our Progress and the Distance We Have Yet to Travel

This week marks three years since President Biden signed into proclamation Juneteenth Day of Observance and 159 years since Union troops, under the leadership of U.S. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas, to ensure all enslaved people were free. This was more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. … Continue Reading →

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Advancing Racial Equity Through Early Learning

In the annals of early learning history, there exists a cohort of remarkable Black women who, against the backdrop of segregation, Jim Crow, and a fragile social safety net, developed centers of care for poor Black children that would serve as beacons of hope and possibility. … Continue Reading →

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Prosperity Starts with Place: Highlights from the 2024 National Conference in Birmingham

What a joy it was to gather in Birmingham for the 2024 Purpose Built Communities Conference! Network Members, supporters, and partners came together to network, share best practices, and learn together about innovative approaches to holistic, equitable community revitalization. This year’s conference theme was “Prosperity Starts with Place,” and the program content advanced the belief that every neighborhood should have the resources and amenities it needs to be worthy of the people who live there. … Continue Reading →

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Leveraging Neighborhood Assets: How Lift Orlando is Building an Early Learning Provider Network

Purpose Built Network Member Lift Orlando is building a network of early learning providers in the 32805 zip code where Lift Orlando is located. Early Childhood Education Specialist Anna Kinchens and Education Director Lynn Thompson of Lift Orlando share more below about why this network is critical to supporting a pipeline of high-quality, community-serving schools for the families of the Communities of West Lakes. … Continue Reading →

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Cherry Hill Strong in Baltimore and LIFT JAX in Jacksonville join Purpose Built Communities, A National Network that Catalyzes Community-Driven Transformation

ATLANTA, Apr. 24, 2024 – Today, Purpose Built Communities, a pioneer with over 15 years of impact in community-driven transformation, unveiled that Cherry Hill Strong of Baltimore, Maryland, and LIFT JAX of Jacksonville, Florida, are joining as the newest Purpose Built Network Members. Network Members are independent nonprofit organizations solely dedicated to the holistic revitalization … Continue Reading →

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Bakari Sellers and Pinky Cole Hayes to Speak at 2024 Purpose Built Communities National Conference

ATLANTA, Apr. 23, 2024 – Today, Purpose Built Communities, a national organization known for its proven solution for holistic and equitable neighborhood revitalization, announced Bakari Sellers and Pinky Cole Hayes as keynote speakers at the organization’s annual conference. Under the theme of Prosperity Starts with Place, this year’s conference will highlight Purpose Built’s partners, Network … Continue Reading →

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Purpose Built Network Advocates on Capitol Hill

On March 7, 2024, Purpose Built hosted the second annual network-wide Hill Day in the heart of Washington, D.C. This extraordinary event brought together our Network Members on Capitol Hill to engage with congressional leaders and the office of the Vice President. … Continue Reading →