After being a pastor for 10 years, Mike Townsend left the ministry and dove into education — a place he never thought he’d be — and fell deeply in love with asset-mapping and community building.
Mike is firm in his belief that the classroom is a place to make a positive impact, “If I’m going to change the community, the classroom has to be the front line.”…Continue
“It takes every color, creed and race to create spontaneous combustion for change.”
It was at a CLE gathering in North Carolina in 2013 that Travis Pinckney saw his purpose in life unfold. Before he attended “Looking Back to Move Forward: Leading for Racial Healing in Schools, Families, and Communities,” Travis developed something called College R-E-D, a national college preparation model designed to empower students to pursue a higher…Continue
Moral courage isn’t easy. Raising your voice and taking action for what you believe is right never is. The national Community Learning Exchange gathering in Jacksonville, FL in October highlighted and explored the subject of moral courage, both by hearing from voices that made an impact in history as well as those of the current generation, all to inspire moral courage in our own lives and communities.…Continue