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Breaking Isolation Through Talking Circles

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.”…

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Added by Julianna Pardue on December 10, 2014 at 9:04am — No Comments

The Transformative Nature of Youth Empowerment

“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…

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Added by Julianna Pardue on November 24, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Igniting a Passion for Youth Voices

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.…

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Added by Julianna Pardue on November 12, 2014 at 8:45am — No Comments

Making Room for Gracious Space

The Center for Ethical Leadership defines “Gracious Space” as “a spirit and a setting where we invite the stranger and learn in public.”…

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Added by Julianna Pardue on October 6, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Forming a Collective Leadership Team

Collective leadership is built on a foundation of trust. For a group of people to work successfully together toward a common goal - whether it’s within an organization, a school or a community - there must be respect and the willingness to learn from one another.

As we build trust within a team, we open ourselves up to vulnerability while sharing our perspectives, abilities and insights. We make ourselves vulnerable to others, and at the same, we must be receptive to other ideas and…

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Added by Julianna Pardue on August 29, 2014 at 5:19am — No Comments

Tips for Building Collective Leadership

What does collective leadership mean?

In short, it revolves around the idea of using our human, cultural and technological resources to bring people together in local communities to make positive change. Collective leadership is an integral part of our work at the Community Learning Exchange.

Collective leadership becomes possible when people, motivated by a common purpose, begin to build relationships with each other that are genuinely respectful…

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Added by Julianna Pardue on July 24, 2014 at 3:46am — No Comments

Breaking Isolation Through Talking Circles

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

Added by Julianna Pardue on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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