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 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 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...

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...

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. 

February 28, 2015

What are these Neighborhood Engagements to Shape the Future of Education all about? Watch this video to find out. 

September 27, 2013

Last weekend I had the opportunity to be a part of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop at the Center for Transforming Communities (CTC). Facilitated by CTC Director, Amy Moritz, the workshop included group discussions, break-out sessions, lunch, and a...

August 23, 2013

You can hear the passion, the sincerity, and love that emanates from Amy Pearson, Executive Director of FirstWorks - a tutoring program in the Highland Heights community. She takes a moment to speak candidly regarding the great work that FirstWorks@The Corners does as...