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...

June 28, 2016

In March 2016, Kate Kananura joined the CTC team as the new Neighborhood Connector for the Us Making it Happen in Southeast Memphis Shalom Zone. Here, Kate tells us a little about herself and what she's learned in her time as a Neighborhood Connector. 

Can you tell...

June 28, 2016

In March 2016, Ashley Black joined the CTC team as the new South Memphis Neighborhood Connector. Here, Ashley tells us a little about herself and her connections to South Memphis. 

Can you tell us a little about yourself? Where are you from?

Well, I'm a Memphian. I grew...

June 28, 2016

Earlier this year, we posted that Jasmine Champion would be leaving CTC and her role as the first South Memphis Neighborhood Connector.

Since then, we have been very excited to have two new Neighborhood Connectors join our team. Ashley Black is the new Neighborhood Conn...

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...

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...

June 26, 2015

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 Connect...