A Conversation with Cydney Franklin, President and CEO, Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp.


Life stressors are something that all of us deal with every single day. But it is well documented that people and families living in poverty face disproportionate and compounding circumstances. In this episode we hear about how in Omaha, Nebraska, the trifecta of crises—health, economic and racial justice—are affecting poor and Black and brown communities. Listen


Build Healthy Places Network Releases “Principles for Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities”

Those of us who are in the business of creating healthier neighborhoods know that it requires a comprehensive approach. The Build Healthy Places Network (BHPN) convened several organizations around the country, including Purpose Built Communities, to create its “Principles for Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities.”

Think Big, Start Small


Transformational revitalization can come in many different shapes and sizes. Howard Kennedy Elementary in Omaha went from a dead-end to a school that prepares its students to succeed and helped bring vibrancy and life back to the neighborhood. Listen


Omaha’s Seventy Five North Brings the Highlander Neighborhood to Life

The Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp. was launched in 2011 to lead a holistic transformation effort following the Purpose Built Communities model for the Highlander neighborhood on the site of the former Pleasantview Homes public housing development in North Omaha. 2017 Purpose Built Conference in Omaha, Nebraska.

A New School – and a Bit of Luck – Will Be Keys to Success in Omaha’s Highlander Neighborhood

In 2011, Willie Barney and Michael Maroney, two Omaha business and civic leaders who were helping to address economic disadvantage in the northern part of the city, traveled to Atlanta to learn what was happening in that city’s East Lake neighborhood. Accompanying them was Kristin Williams of Omaha’s Sherwood Foundation. The trio had heard about the East Lake Foundation’s work to overcome intergenerational poverty in Atlanta and wanted to learn more.

Blazing New Trails within Public Schools

Several Purpose Built Communities Network Members are blazing a new trail within traditional public school systems. Hear how they are tackling change to achieve better results for the children in their neighborhoods.
Moderator: Carol Naughton, President, Purpose Built Communities, Panelists: Laura Clark, Executive Director, Renaissance West Community Initiative, Sally Mackin, Executive Director, Woodlawn Foundation,
Othello Meadows, Executive Director, 75 North, Purpose Built Communities Network Member, Omaha

TEDxOmaha: Othello Meadows

Othello Meadows III received a standing ovation for his vision of holistic community revitalization. Meadows is Executive Director of Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp., a community revitalization and development organization. Backed by The Sherwood Foundation (Susie Buffett) and Warren Buffett, Meadows is developing an urban infill project in North Omaha.