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.

|May 7, 2024

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.

|May 7, 2024

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.