Athena Ayers, an instructional coach at Carver STEAM Academy, was told unexpectedly by her landlord that she and her daughter, Micah, 5, had just 12 days to find a new place to live. With such little warning, Ayers was in a bind. She recalled that Purpose Built Schools Atlanta’s partner, Focused Community Strategies (FCS), may … Continue Reading →
A group of stakeholders, organized by Purpose Built Schools Atlanta, is working swiftly to do something extraordinary: Temporarily relocate 260+ low-income families in a coordinated manner so that their children can continue to attend their current neighborhood schools while a dilapidated housing development is rebuilt.
Last fall, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta to provide a “learning pod” for approximately 70 students who were identified as having the potential to benefit from additional learning resources in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The club is serving as a distance-learning hub where students of all grade levels can come during the school day to do online classes.
By Greg GiornelliPresident, Purpose Built Schools At the tragic cost of many lives, 2020 shined a harsh spotlight on how systemic racism permeates America. Our goal at Purpose Built Schools is to create life-changing opportunities for students and families. We do that by explicitly identifying and dismantling the systems of racism that are barriers to … Continue Reading →
Price Middle School students created new student handbooks for their first project-based learning (PBL) unit of the year. By examining local politics, the pandemic and social justice, students worked together to develop a set of shared school principles, policies and processes to help create a positive school culture–in person and online.
The south Atlanta community served by Purpose Built Schools has experienced food apartheid, or food insecurity, for decades. A household is food insecure when they are unsure about where their next meal is coming from due to a lack of resources—money, a place to buy food or transportation to get there.