When Charles Dorsey came to the USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement, he was young and had a lot of ideas but was unsure how to implement them. In this video, he explains how the Murray Center helped him understand how the faith community could have a greater social impact through not only charity work but also civic engagement on issues such as homelessness and housing.
Dorsey, still a young faith leader, serves as the executive director of COR CDC, the community development corporation of Christ Our Redeemer in Irvine, CA. COR CDC works with city government, interfaith partners and other non-profits to change policies and create new programs to address crucial social issues.
The Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement at the University of Southern California equips faith leaders to empower communities through civic engagement and economic development work. The Murray Center is based at the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture.
Video produced by Ariel Blandford