After Katrina: From Ruin to Renewal

October 6, 2017 / In the News

It started with an email on Nov. 10, 2005, at 10:23 a.m. New Orleans time. The sender was Charlie Yates, then an executive with Zurich Insurance, the title sponsor of the PGA Tour’s event in the Big Easy. He was also the man behind the revitalization of one of the worst neighborhoods in America, the crime-ridden and crumbling East Lake section of Atlanta.

Lessons from the Peach State

July 27, 2017 / In the News

East Lake, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Atlanta has much to show us about how to revitalize an impoverished community without pushing out current residents.

At Thomasville Heights Elementary, staff is building community ties that bind

July 6, 2017 / In the News

As part of Atlanta Public School’s strategy to turnaround struggling schools, Thomasville Heights was in its first year of operation by Purpose Built Schools. The nonprofit group had entered a long-term contract with APS to transform Thomasville Heights into a high-performing school and forge ties with the community it serves.