Social Entrepreneur Speaker Bill Stickland Joins White House Council for Community Solutions
Strickland’s work perfectly aligns with the Council’s mission: from extreme poverty, he converted a ramshackle building in a poor Pittsburgh neighborhood into an award-winning job and arts center that works closely with corporations to help provide adults and youth with the skills — and the hope — they need to become successful workers, and people. As Bill tells audiences in his typically understated but enthralling talks, “Give people the tools they need, treat them with respect, and they will perform miraculous deeds.” Bill has been a Lavin speaker for over ten years now, and it’s always great to see his work continue to register with increasingly bigger audiences.
Photo of Bill Strickland via ArchitectsofPeace.org
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