Transformation Think Tank

Guest Reflections on Community Transformation

Here we feature monthly reflections by local, regional or national leaders who have significant experience in community transformation. We are asking them to reflect on what’s working and why, what’s not working and why, and what’s not being tried that should be.

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Vision, Purpose and Initiatives

CCT Vision — What We See

A Central Valley defined by equal access to all the blessings of our region—an abundant community that flourishes with entrepreneurial creativity, spiritual freedom, economic vitality and justice, environmental integrity, cross cultural/social collaboration and political health.

CCT Purpose — Why We Exist

To provide a faith-rooted, institutional engine and catalyst for systemic and sustainable transformation into a unique region of communities characterized by abundance and peace.

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New businesses get $15,000 boost

Seven proposals to fight Valley unemployment through social enterprise split $15,000 in development funds during the 2014 Spark Tank Business Plan Contest sponsored by the Center for Community Transformation at Fresno Pacific University.

Representatives of churches and other faith-based groups, community members and FPU staff and faculty filled the BC Lounge on FPU’s main campus November 14 for a “pitchfest” followed by judging and award presentations. The premise of the contest was The Shark Tank TV show, where entrepreneurs pitch ideas to venture capitalists in hopes of getting support.

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Donate to CCT

The Center for Community Transformation (CCT) operates a bit like a non-profit but within a university. Like many such agencies, we must raise a significant portion of our budget from charitable donations. We appreciate whatever you can give to help us make progress in accomplishing our mission.

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