Breaking the cycle of poverty has been an elusive goal for generations. But one of the leaders in the war on poverty for more than 25 years – Carol Naughton – said: “We need to embrace this idea of continuous improvement.”
A leadership transition is under way at Atlanta-based Purpose Built Communities, one of the most impactful nonprofits devoted to community revitalization across the country.
Atlanta-based Purpose Built Communities is gaining traction with a $6 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a total of seven new community members in its network.
Those two significant developments were announced at Purpose Built Communities 10th annual conference, meeting in Atlanta Monday through Wednesday at the Loew’s Atlanta Hotel in Midtown.
As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on October 6, 2017
OMAHA – Hundreds of people gathered from Oct. 2-4 here in the hometown of famed billionaire investor Warren Buffett to review the accomplishments of Atlanta-based Purpose Built Communities and preview its future efforts.
Buffett told the 500 attendees at the 8th annual Purpose Built conference how he was hesitant when Atlanta real estate developer Tom Cousins first approached him years ago to be an investor in the redevelopment of Atlanta’s East Lake community.
“I was skeptical, but you never want to underestimate Tom Cousins,” Buffett said. “He’s been going around like Johnny Appleseed… He has resurrected neighborhoods. There’s no one I would rather partner with.”