Leading with Equity

Building racial, social and health equity in communities of concentrated poverty is not an unrealistic dream - it's happening in real-time across the Purpose Built Communities network. A group of thoughtful leaders from diverse backgrounds in different cities have moved from talking to leading with equity.

Michelle Matthews, Senior Vice President at Purpose Built Communities, moderated a discussion in Orlando in 2018 with the first cohort of Equity Ambassadors - Kia Baker of the Southeast Raleigh Promise, Kirk Wester of Growing Together in Tulsa, Danny Shoy of the East Lake Foundation in Atlanta, and Sally Mackin of Woodlawn United in Birmingham. Listen


Tulsa’s Growing Together Joins Purpose Built Communities Network

Growing Together is the 14th Network Member Nationally and the First in Oklahoma Atlanta, GA – Purpose Built Communities recently welcomed Growing Together, the community quarterback of a neighborhood transformation in Tulsa, OK, as its 14th Network Member nationally. Growing Together’s work is focused on the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood, where they are working with partners to … Continue Reading →