Carol Naughton

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Through groundbreaking alliances in housing and education, business and government, Purpose Built Communities is creating a new model for development with social impact.

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In 2008, Naughton helped found Purpose Built Communities, becoming part of a brand new formula for social change. The Purpose Built model for transforming poverty- and crime-blighted neighborhoods into vital, thriving, mixed-income communities began in the metro Atlanta East Lake Meadows housing project. So dangerous it was known as “Little Vietnam” in the mid-‘90s, it is now home to the best public school in Georgia; safe, mixed income housing; and employment for previously shattered families. Naughton served as executive director of the East Lake Foundation for seven years.
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