Lessons from Broadway, Part 1 - Look Intently

At Center for Transforming Communities (CTC), we are always learning. But for the last two weeks, we’ve been doing a lot of learning. On June 15 and 16, we hosted DeAmon Harges – the original “roving listener” – who spent time with CTC’s three Neighborhood Connectors and offered a special workshop open to the Shalom Zones and the broader public. Then, earlier this week, CTC partnered with the Turner Center at Vanderbilt Divinity School and nine churches from west and middle Tennessee and took a road trip to visit DeAmon in his community – centered around Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Both of these experiences – having DeAmon visit us in Memphis, then visiting him in Indi

Lunch and Learn - Urban Education and Lessons from COSEBOC 2015

Last week, CTC hosted a special Lunch and Learn session inspired by the recent Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) conference in Memphis. Through the generous support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, two of our Shalom Zone Neighborhood Connectors – Jasmine Champion and Enesiya Almanza-Martinez – were able to attend the COSEBOC conference and learn from leading scholars and practitioners in urban education. Jasmine and Enesiya coordinated the Lunch and Learn session as a way of sharing what they learned. Education in Memphis presents many unique challenges, including the particular challenges facing boys of color. And it also presents tremendous opportunities. Accordi

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