August 11, 2017

Editor's Note: This month, we have a guest post by Amy Greil. Amy is a researcher and community developer from Wisconsin who recently spent several days visiting with us at CTC and experiencing our work. Here, she reflects on some of the things she learned...

From my fr...

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 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, 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...

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...

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...

November 13, 2013

Two years ago, Andy planned to volunteer for three months. He changed the construct of his life after being invited to a writing session. He arrived at the session in a suit as an advertising/marketing executive feeling uncomfortable initially, but discovered there was...