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...

September 29, 2016

The first workshop that I attended this week at Tamarack Institute’s 2016 Community Change Institute demonstrated a simple tool for working with multiple stakeholders in a collaborative way.

The first step in the process, Liz Weaver explained, is to have the stakeholder...

August 30, 2016

What role can neighborhoods play in education?

This question was top of mind when, in early 2015, Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) and our Shalom Zone partners began focusing on education in three Memphis neighborhoods: South Memphis, Highland Heights, and Hick...

August 26, 2016

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 of our Shalom...

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...