This is Community
By Purpose Built Communities
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Too many Americans live in neighborhoods stuck in intergenerational poverty - but the American Dream is in the hearts of Americans in every zip code. Purpose Built Communities, a network of nonprofits leveraging a holistic model for transformational neighborhood revitalization, shows how to break the cycles of poverty and create vibrant communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
||CleanS1 Ep. 9: Full Circle||The final episode of Season One tells the story of Jamese Pinkston, who returned to the neighborhood in Charlotte where she grew up to help her neighbors have access to the opportunities to succeed and thrive that she was lucky to have. Hear her...||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep. 8: Walking with a Purpose||America's demographics will become majority-minority in the coming decades. One neighborhood in Houston shows how to successfully build vibrant communities of diversity - and how to bring all of those different groups together in the wake of a natural..||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep. 7: A Community of Choice||Gentrification is nothing new in America. Many who stand in its path feel helpless to fight back against it. But some communities are striking the balance of revitalizing the neighborhood without pushing out its residents, bringing in new investment...||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep. 6: People. Place. Equity.||Equity has become a buzzword in America. Yet we're collectively falling short of the American ideal of how we should be revitalizing communities - where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their own American Dream. So, what does it look like to...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep. 5: 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. Find...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep. 4: You Can't Expect a School to Outperform its Neighborhood||Every child deserves to get a quality education that prepares them for the future. But every child comes from different circumstances. A public charter school in Atlanta has matched the neighborhood's unique needs and built a pipeline from the cradle...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep. 1: A Tale of Two Cities||Bootstraps or downward escalators. No matter which analogy you prefer, the data are clear: the neighborhood where you grow up determines how high you can reach in life. This first episode shows how history and policies segregated poverty in...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep. 2: It Takes a Village||To address the root of intergenerational poverty, you need more than some money and good intentions. A holistic model that looks at the whole neighborhood - its housing, education, and community wellness - and a community quarterback can shift the...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep. 3: I Walk Out My Door and I Feel It||How do you know if you're transforming a neighborhood out of intergenerational poverty - bringing vibrancy, energy, and life back to a community? You'll feel it. Find out more at purposebuiltcommunities.org/podcast.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Trailer | Coming Oct. 23||Poverty is the neighbor of wealth in America’s cities - but it doesn’t have to be. This series will tell stories about interstates dividing communities, walking out your door and “feeling it,” both public charter schools and traditional public..||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Can. Not. Wait. for Tuesday!
Hearing how well this trailer is produced makes me even more excited to hear the first few episodes when they’re released.. is it October 23rd yet?