Mixed
Incoming
Housing
Community
Wellness
SOUTH CITY FOUNDATION
� � � Creating a Pathway out of Poverty
South City Foundation
Leadership
CO-CHAIRS:
Representative Ramon Alexander
Representative Loranne Ausley
Purpose Built Communities helps local leaders
transform struggling neighborhoods with a proven
model to break the cycle of
inter-generational poverty
in urban America
The newly established South City
Foundation is partnering with
Purpose Built Communities to
revitalize and transform Tallahassee’s
South City neighborhood.
By using Purpose Built
Communities’ research-
based and proven model
for success, we can improve
the lives of our south side
neighbors and provide
long-term economic vibrancy
for the entire Tallahassee
community.
Pastor Eddie Franklin
Friendship Primitive
Baptist Church
Christic Henry
South City Resident,
Kingdom First Realty
Dr. Brenda Jarmon
Retired Educator,
FSU & FAMU School
of Social Work
Rick Kearney
Mainline Information
Systems
Shonda Knight
Whole Child Leon,
Leon County Sheriff’s
Ofce
Mark O’Bryant
Tallahassee Memorial
HealthCare
Daryl D. Parks
Parks Law LLC
Darnell Smith
Florida Blue
Wendy Walker
Community
Volunteer
Kim Williams
Marpan Supply
Dr. Iris C. Wilson
Retired Educator,
Leon County Schools
EMERITUS:
Steve Evans
Community
Volunteer
HOLISTIC
COMMUNITY
TRANSFORMATION
The Opportunity is Here, the Time is Now!
Cradle to
College
Education
South City Demographics
2,740
............... Tallahassee citizens
83.5% ............... under 18 years old
68.5% .................under the poverty
level (vs. 17.2% for
Leon County)
22% ......................... unemployment
#2 ............................in Tallahassee in
gun violence
Create high-quality
mixed-income
housing where all
residents can thrive
Conrmed
partnership
between
Columbia
Residential
and Tallahassee
Housing Authority
to redevelop the
Orange Avenue
Apartments
Establish a seamless
cradle-to-college
education pipeline
that ensures student
growth, learning,
and achievement at
every level
Established strong
partnership with
Leon County
Schools
Whole Child
Leon convening
stakeholders
around a
community quality
early learning
center
Introduce
community
wellness programs
and facilities
that promote
healthy living and
productive lives
Facilitating
on-going dialogue
with all south side
health stakeholders
PURPOSE BUILT COMMUNITIES’ MODEL
BUILDING THE SOUTH CITY FOUNDATION
Tallahassee has an opportunity to join a growing network creating new worlds
of possibility for thousands of people across the country.
Purpose Built Communities: Atlanta Birmingham Charlotte Columbus Fort Worth
Houston Grand Rapids Indianapolis Kansas City New Orleans Omaha Orlando
Raleigh Rome Spartanburg Tulsa West Palm Beach Wilmington
Learn more at PURPOSEBUILTCOMMUNITIES.ORG and,
in Tallahassee at
SOUTHCITYFOUNDATION.ORG
Purpose Built Communities is a non-prot consulting rm that works side-by-side with local leaders to plan and implement
a holistic revitalization effort. Purpose Builts services are provided at no charge and are tailored to each community’s needs
and the dynamics of the neighborhood they are working to revitalize.

To contact the South City Foundation, email SouthCityFoundation@comcast.net

It’s Not What it Costs, its What it Saves
EAST LAKE
1995
EDUCATION
5
%
of fth graders
met state math
standards
EMPLOYMENT
13
%
rate of
employment
median household
income of $4,536
SAFETY
18
x
crime rate
18 times higher
than the national
average
EAST LAKE
Today
EDUCATION
99
%
of fth graders
meet or exceed
state reading and
language arts
standards.
94% meet or
exceed state math
standards among
top performing
schools in the city.
Source: Georgia DOE,
2014 CRCT Results
EMPLOYMENT
100
%
of working
age adults are
employed, going
to school, or
disabled. Median
household income
of $20,000 for
working families
receiving housing
subsidy.
Source: Internal data,
Villages of East Lake,
April 2015
SAFETY
82
%
82% reduction
in total crime;
96% reduction
in violent crime.
Crime rate
consistently lower
than city-wide
rate.
Source: Atlanta Police
Department, 2015
The Purpose Built Communities
model was pioneered in the East
Lake neighborhood in Atlanta
starting in the mid-1990s.
In 2009, Tom Cousins, Warren
Buffet, and Julian Robertson
founded Purpose Built
Communities as a pro-bono
consulting rm to help local
leaders replicate the success
of the East Lake revitalization in
other parts of the country.
Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley
Franklin serves as Executive
Chair of the Board of Directors,
leading an expert team of
consultants with decades of
experience. The tremendous
success of East Lake’s
revitalization is demonstrated by
the following measures
� � �
A Clear Purpose, With Proven Results
PHOTOS FROM EASTLAKE COMMUNITY, FIRST PBC PROJECT