Tuesday, May 13, 2008

People want to move forward. . .

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I should just stop typing right here!

Inner city residents want to advance. They want to work at decent jobs that offer a fair return for their labor.

These photos were taken recently at the Charlie Mae Ransom Technology Learning Center, Central Dallas Ministries' neighborhood workforce development center located in the Roseland Homes neighborhood.

The center is named for Ms. Charlie Mae Ransom (pictured last below with Lenora Holmes, CDM staff member), a resident of Roseland Homes for almost 65 years! Ms. Ransom is also my boss due to the fact that she serves on our Board of Directors.

The photos were taken during a visit by MicroSoft, our biggest supporter of the center.


Topher said...

Great photos. It is always encouraging to see inside CDM.

Michael Davis-Dallas Progress said...

I hope that everyone in this program looks to the success stories as proof of hope for the future. Take advantage of all the opportunities that come to pass, keep praying, and things will change for the better.

RogueMInister said...

Larry, these pictures represent so many of the things are good and right about humanity. I am thankful there are people like you and all of those you work with who are partnering with communities to make this world a better place and share the love of God.

I have been reading your blog for a good while now, but have not been able to comment since I am currently living in China and the comments page has been blocked, but I recently found a way around that.

Anyway thanks for your posts they are encouraging and challenging. My wife and I, along with some friends, hope to make a trip to CDM at some point after we get back to the states, because we hope to continue are ministry in inner city Nashville.

Blessings and Shalom