In this edition of Bill’s Corner, Bill discusses how and why relationships drive our work. In the course of exploring these relationships, he defines the difference between transactional and relational community development.
This Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, Bill reflected on the three major ways the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has influenced Metanoia’s work.
Metanoia has requested and received $800,000 in federal Office of Community Services funds to provide a loan to custom light manufacturing company The Urban Electric Company in North Charleston, SC. The project will create 52 permanent full-time jobs, 75% of which will be for low-income persons at a cost-per-job of $15,385.
If we are not managing to outcomes we are wasting our time and resources, but if our motivation is solely tied to successful outcomes we might not last long.
Don’t bet against Michael Mazyck. Odds are, Michael will beat the odds. Research suggests just north of 50% of African-American males in South Carolina graduate high school. Of those who graduate high school, the US Department of Education places graduation rates between 34-40% for African-American males attending college. On October 16, 2015, family, friends, and mentors gathered to watch a beaming Michael walk across a stage at Universal Technical Institute in Mooresville, NC to receive his diploma. In doing so, he defied probability to proudly become a first-generation college graduate.
If you’ve been to Jubilee or summer Freedom School, you’ve seen Fred Hudson’s musical contributions to the lives of our Metanoia students. We had a chance to sit down with him and hear about how he got involved with Metanoia and why teaching music to children is so important.
It’s here: the September edition of Bill’s Corner! In this month’s edition, Bill reports on the decision to table the Fellows program. Sometimes having the strength to say “no” opens the avenue to the possibilities of saying “yes.”