Non-profit organization looking at ways to improve neighborhoods - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Non-profit organization looking at ways to improve neighborhoods in south Cape Girardeau

(Source: Justin Fischer/KFVS) (Source: Justin Fischer/KFVS)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A non-profit organization is looking to help turn around troubled areas in Cape Girardeau.

Purpose Built Communities(PBC) will host a meeting with community leaders, and Cape Girardeau residents on their initial impressions of south Cape Girardeau.

The meeting will at the Shawnee Center from 9 a.m. to noon.

The idea behind the organization is to get rid of inter-generational poverty. To do that, they work with local leaders to help struggling neighborhoods.

PBC's works with three pillars of mixed income housing, education and community wellness using holistic revitalization.

The organization works on the idea that everyone deserves the chance to succeed.

At the meeting, organization leaders will introduce the concept.

City leaders hope community partners and residents will be there to give feedback.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2016 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Bob Kelly named Rend Lake College Foundation Alumnus of the Year

    Bob Kelly named Rend Lake College Foundation Alumnus of the Year

    Saturday, November 18 2017 4:25 AM EST2017-11-18 09:25:24 GMT
    Source: Rend Lake CollegeSource: Rend Lake College

    The Rend Lake College (RLC) Foundation Alumnus of the Year awarded former RLC Communications Director Bob Kelley as 2017 Alumnus of the Year. This is RLC's 50th anniversary, making Kelley's winning special because he was a member of the first-ever RLC freshman class. Following his time at RLC, Kelley transferred to Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he majored in journalism, followed by a career in newspaper writing and then back to RLC.

    The Rend Lake College (RLC) Foundation Alumnus of the Year awarded former RLC Communications Director Bob Kelley as 2017 Alumnus of the Year. This is RLC's 50th anniversary, making Kelley's winning special because he was a member of the first-ever RLC freshman class. Following his time at RLC, Kelley transferred to Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he majored in journalism, followed by a career in newspaper writing and then back to RLC.

  • KY quarterfinal state playoff games

    KY quarterfinal state playoff games

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:01 PM EST2017-11-18 04:01:23 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Several Heartland teams are playing in state playoff games on Friday, Nov. 17. In Class 2A, Mayfield is taking on Owensboro Catholic.

    Several Heartland teams are playing in state playoff games on Friday, Nov. 17. In Class 2A, Mayfield is taking on Owensboro Catholic.

  • Route 72 near Millersville, MO open after deadly crash

    Route 72 near Millersville, MO open after deadly crash

    Friday, November 17 2017 10:53 PM EST2017-11-18 03:53:15 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The crash happened around 7 p.m. The roadway is now open to traffic.

    The crash happened around 7 p.m. The roadway is now open to traffic.

Powered by Frankly