Bill Strickland: Make the Impossible Possible
We are pleased to welcome Bill Strickland, social entrepreneur and a 1996 winner of the MacArthur Fellowship, to the Princeton University campus. The event is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow in the Friend Center Atrium. Cosponsored by the Keller Center.
Location: Friend Center Auditorium 101
Date/Time: 10/12/10 at 4:30 pm - 10/12/10 at 6:00 pm
The event is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow in the Friend Center Atrium.
For more information visit http://commons.princeton.edu/kellercenter/2010/10/lecture-bill-strickland-making-the-impossible-poss.html
BILL STRICKLAND is president and CEO of Manchester Craftsmen Guild and Bidwell Training Center. Manchester Craftsmenâs Guild today offers programs in ceramics, photography, digital arts and painting to over 500 kids a year, as well as 3,400 additional students in the Pittsburgh inner-city school district. Ninety percent of the students receive high school diplomas of which 85% go on enroll in college or secondary education. Bidwell Training Center trains more than 600 adults each semester for professional careers like the culinary arts, pharmacology, and horticultural technology. Through partnerships with major corporations in the area, Bidwell Training Center has helped 73% of its graduates land meaningful full-time employment. Manchester Bidwell is now a breathtaking facility that includes a 350-seat jazz auditorium, a 40,000-square-foot greenhouse covering half a city block, a state-of-the-art chemistry lab, a full-scale ceramics department, and a culinary institute. He has received a MacArthur Foundation âgeniusâ? grant, lectured at Harvard Graduate School of Education, and served on the board of the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Department: Center for African American Studies