Community Leadership Institute: Wade King, Rev. Richard Dalton, Darren Laws, Andrew Brazington, and Pastor Keith Collins
The purpose of the group is to meet once a month to come up with suggestions, creative ideas, and new outlooks that could bring social and economic change from the poor to low income grass root communities in Chester. The group will also suggest new approaches for changing Chester's neighborhoods. The focus is on the youth, returning citizens, families, and economic development. CLI will take the ideas and suggestions and write grants and grass root programs for different groups, based on the suggestions and ideas. CLI will also provide the monthly topic for the THINK TANK to draft ideas and come up with possible solutions for positive change.
This is a Chester grass roots effort for peace, collaboration, love, and unity. According to Reverend Richard Dalton, President and founder of the Community Leadership Institute, “America is in crisis…We’ve got to make this thing happen.”