Neighborhood Revitalization

We believe in the Purpose Built Communities’ holistic model for rebuilding strong neighborhoods. A strong cradle – to – adult educational pipeline, affordable mixed-income housing, wrap-around social services and local economic revitalization are necessary components to create livable communities and to break the cycle of poverty.

Rushton Early Learning Center Groundbreaking

Woodlawn Foundation

slide_woodlawnThe Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation continues to partner with the Woodlawn Foundation, the lead organization supporting the revitalization of this east Birmingham community. Much progress has been made with the opening of 64 units of mixed-income townhomes and the rehabilitation of 64 owner-occupied homes with more underway. Construction is underway for the model home of, The Cottages at Wood Station that will include 12 single family homes.

Work has also begun on the Rushton Early Learning and Family Support Center which will open in early 2017. The center will offer high quality child care and early learning opportunities to 100 neighborhood children. In addition, the Woodlawn Foundation continues to support its WIN schools by providing a community resource coordinator at each of the five WIN schools.

For more information, visit woodlawnunited.org.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

A grant of $600,000 over two years to support a new housing development at Cascade Parc, formerly known as Cascade Plunge. Up to 40 new homes are planned for this area over the next 3 years. Habitat Birmingham also provides home ownership education classes to prepare home buyers for long-term home ownership success.

For more information, visit http://www.habitatbirmingham.org/

Urban Ministry

Urban Ministry

A $25,000 grant to support Urban Ministry’s shift from a charity-based model of neighborhood revitalization to an asset-based community development model in West End. The grant will support three AmeriCorps members who will focus on community development and home repair services for low-income residents, create marketing for the WE (West End) Community Gardens, and develop new strategic partnerships to support their work.

For more information, visit: urban-ministry.org.