welcome to blueprint 15

Connecting the New 15th Ward 

Blueprint 15 is working with residents, community partners and local leaders of the old 15th ward to reconnect and rebuild what was once a vibrant and thriving neighborhood. We invite you to learn more about this neighborhood and our work and get involved!

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About Us

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Our Mission & Vision

Blueprint 15’s mission is to work with current neighborhood residents, community partners, and local leaders to transform the historic 15th Ward neighborhood. We strive to ensure that every person has the opportunity to achieve their highest potential through education, economic inclusion, and wellness  

Our vision is a diverse, mixed-income neighborhood that is safe, vibrant, and well connected with sustainable pathways to build generational wealth. Our community will consist of excellent neighborhood schools, health and wellness programs, and economic development opportunities for current residents of all ages.

Proud to be a Purpose Built Community

A purpose built community

We’re proud to be part of the network of Purpose Built Communities, a national initiative to reinvigorate urban neighborhoods through resident and partner collaboration

Acting as a community quarterback

Our role in this work is to serve as the community quarterback: connecting, strategizing, and enabling collaboration between residents, community partners, and local leaders.

The four pillars of our plan

High-quality housing

High-quality, mixed-income housing that’s both safe and affordable — the foundation of a vibrant neighborhood.

Health & Wellness

Access to physical and mental health resources that provide culturally competent and trauma informed care.


Amazing education

Cradle-to-college education pipeline that sets young people up for any kind of future they can imagine.

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Economic Vitality

Multiple pathways to wealth building opportunties and an abundance of local resources can help families navigate and thrive in our changing economy. 

join forces

Collaborate on a specific initiative that aligns with your values and mission.

make a donation

Monetary donations allow us to do more and work faster. Giving is a powerful way to support this work.


All skillsets welcome. We need facilitators, social media mavens, designers, and more.


Get involved

We welcome partners of many kinds to join us in this important mission. Non-profits, municipal departments, and local leaders all contribute to this transformation project. If you or your organization wants to learn more about a potential partnership, get in touch with us today.