August 23, 2016

Editor's Note: Last fall, Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) provided grants to three Shalom Zones to help them implement projects to improve education in their neighborhoods. These were small grants, but we knew that even a small amount of resources in the hand...

August 22, 2016

Editors Note: Last fall, Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) provided grants to three Shalom Zones to help them implement projects to improve education in their neighborhoods. These were small grants, but we knew that even a small amount of resources in the hands...

August 1, 2016

Last week, the 2016 Neighborhood History Project came to a close.

On Monday evening, the four youth history interns from Highland Heights gathered with their neighbors at Highland Heights United Methodist Church and shared stories of their summer – shared how they had g...

March 4, 2016

Sometimes I get strange looks when I tell people where I work. “Center for Transforming Communities? So that’s what you do? Transform communities?” they’ll ask, with raised eyebrows. 

Well, yes. And not exactly.

In the time I’ve been here, I’ve learned that a lot of thou...

February 2, 2016

A year ago, Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) set off to do something new. We began piloting a new program – a program that would stretch our organization in many ways, but one that we believed would have a dramatic impact on community and neighborhood developm...

November 24, 2015

Meet some of the people who make up The Corners of Highland Heights Shalom Zone. This video was created as part of a 5th anniversary celebration of The Corners and other Shalom Zones, hosted by Center for Transforming Communities on November 6, 2015. 

October 21, 2015

When I was first invited to be part of what would become Center for Transforming Communities (CTC), the organization had few financial resources.  It did, however, own an old church building that was on the market and listed for more than $500,000.

While the organizatio...

July 10, 2015

Note: This is the third in a series of blog posts describing lessons learned during our time with DeAmon Harges and Mike Mather of Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. To read the first post, a reflection on Acts 3:1-10 and the importance of “looking inten...

July 1, 2015

Note: This is the second in a series of blog posts describing lessons learned during our time with DeAmon Harges and Mike Mather of Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. To read the first post, a reflection on Acts 3:1-10 and the importance of “looking inte...