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Passing the Mantle

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Clergy and Lay Leadership Institute

The Passing the Mantle (PTM) Clergy and Lay Leadership Institute provided vision and practical training for the next generation of African American clergy and lay leaders. The program equipped pastors, clergy, faith-based nonprofit leaders, and church board members for better mission conceptualization, civic engagement models, strategic planning, and partnership building with the public and private sector. The program created a learning environment with leading practitioners, politicians, and professors who engage in areas related to civic engagement and community development. PTM was made possible by grant support from The James Irvine Foundation.

The following report by Nick Street summarizes the impact of the PTM program. Read "Passing the Mantle: The Next Generation of African American Leaders."