August 14, 2018

In 2017 the Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC) contracted with Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) to lead community engagement efforts in an area of the Medical District north of Poplar Avenue, between Danny Thomas Blvd and I-240. This area is a patch...

August 10, 2018

Today, I received a commitment card in the mail! It completely surprised me.  I am accustomed to handing these out at Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) events, but I am not used to being given one and invited to think deeply about the commitment that a conferen...

July 2, 2018

Editors Note: Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) is grounded in the belief that every Memphis neighborhood includes people who have dreams for their neighborhood and who are willing to invest themselves in those dreams. Throughout 2018 we will profile some of th...

June 7, 2018

Rev. James Lawson has been one of the leading voices for Civil Rights and social justice in the world for more than five decades. He was also one of the visionaries behind the Communities of Shalom movement. 

In April, Rev. Lawson visited Memphis as part of a wee...

May 15, 2018

Editors Note: Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) is grounded in the belief that every Memphis neighborhood includes people who have dreams for their neighborhood and who are willing to invest themselves in those dreams. Throughout 2018 we will profile some of th...

April 30, 2018

Editors Note: Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) is grounded in the belief that every Memphis neighborhood includes people who have dreams for their neighborhood and who are willing to invest themselves in those dreams. Throughout 2018 we will profile some of th...

April 19, 2018

Editors Note: Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) is grounded in the belief that every Memphis neighborhood includes people who have dreams for their neighborhood and who are willing to invest themselves in those dreams. Throughout 2018 we will profile some of th...

April 12, 2018

For nearly a decade, Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) has engaged with neighborhood leaders through a program called Communities of Shalom. Communities of Shalom connects neighbors, encourages them to share their gifts with each other, invites them to learn to...

September 20, 2017

Editor’s Note: Last month, CTC had the honor of hosting noted Civil Rights leader and pastor Rev. James Lawson for a special gathering of the Shalom Zones and our community supporters. In addition to his work during the height of the Civil Rights movement, Rev. Lawson...

August 11, 2017

Editor's Note: This month, we have a guest post by Amy Greil. Amy is a researcher and community developer from Wisconsin who recently spent several days visiting with us at CTC and experiencing our work. Here, she reflects on some of the things she learned...

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