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...

October 9, 2017

Editor's Note: On September 29, CTC gathered with 100 of our neighbors, friends, and supporters for a celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Commons on Merton - a multitenant nonprofit office and community center in Binghampton. During the celebration, Billy Vaugha...

September 21, 2017

“God did not call me to be a property manager.”

While I may not have spoken these words out loud, almost ten years ago they were definitely in my head! The words come from the time early in my career with Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) when I was fully resist...

September 27, 2016

The Tamarack Institute is a keen, thoughtful, and deep observer of how community change happens at the beginning of the 21st century, while also being participants in, and facilitators of, that community change.

Through the generosity of the Assisi Foundation of Memphis...

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...

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

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...

April 8, 2016

Editor’s note: This post was written by CTC’s own Sumi Montgomery, who first learned about CTC through her involvement with the Neighborhood History Project while she was a student at Rhodes College. Read on to learn about her experiences with the Project and how it he...