July 2, 2018

Editors Note: Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) is grounded in the belief that every Memphis neighborhood includes people who have dreams for their neighborhood and who are willing to invest themselves in those dreams. Throughout 2018 we will profile some of th...

May 8, 2017

Photo credit: Peri Gildersleeve

One of the most important things you can do if you want to build community is find ways to help your neighbors talk to each other. I know this may seem obvious, but it can be so easy to not talk to each other. We live within a culture tha...

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...

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...

December 1, 2015

Meet some of the people who make up the South Memphis Shalom Zone. This video was created as part of a 5th anniversary celebration of the South Memphis Shalom Zone and other Shalom Zones, hosted by the Center for Transforming Communities on November 6, 2015. 

November 16, 2015

Meet some of the people who make up the Us Mmaking it Happen in Southeast Memphis Shalom Zone (UsMIH). This video was created as part of a 5th anniversary celebration of UsMIH and other Shalom Zones, hosted by Center for Transforming Communities on November 6, 2015.