Bill Strickland (born
1947) is the founder and CEO of the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, an innovative nonprofitagency in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniathat uses the arts to inspire inner-city teenagers.
Strickland, a winner of a
MacArthur Fellowship"genius" award, started the Manchester Craftmen's Guild while still an undergraduate in 1968 at the University of Pittsburgh. He added the Bidwell Training Center in 1972. Both reach out to disadvantaged young people with (respectively) the arts and job training.
The Guild is also home to a concert hall/recording studio, and won a
Grammyon its first CD.
Strickland has also been honored by the
White Houseand has served on the board of the National Endowment for the Arts.
* "Make the Impossible Possible: One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary", (with Vince Rause) nonfiction (New York: Currency Books of Random House, 2007)
* [http://www.manchesterguild.org/ Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild website]
* [http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/bill_strickland_makes_change_with_a_slide_show.html/ TEDTalk: "Rebuilding America, one slide show at a time" (Feb 2002)]
*Caroline Abels (2002). [http://www.post-gazette.com/lifestyle/20020602strickland0602fnp3.asp Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Profile of Bill Strickland] . Retrieved May 26, 2006.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Bill Strickland (footballer) — Infobox afl player | firstname = Bill lastname = Strickland birthdate = 17 August 1864 birthplace = originalteam = Brunswick heightweight = dead = deathdate = deathplace = debutdate = 1897 debutteam = Collingwood debutopponent = debutstadium =… … Wikipedia
Strickland (surname) — Strickland Coat of Arms The English surname Strickland is derived from the Norse word Stercaland, which is found in Westmorland to the south of Penrith. It did not become a family name until after 1179, when Walter de Castlecarrock married… … Wikipedia
Strickland's Frozen Custard — is an American ice cream chain, based in Akron, Ohio and with 14 locations in Ohio, Florida, California, and South Carolina. The chain was founded in 1936 by Bill and Florence Strickland of Akron. [ [http://www.stricklands.info/site.cfm/about… … Wikipedia
Strickland River — in Papua Neuguinea DatenVorlage:Infobox Fluss/GKZ fehlt … Deutsch Wikipedia
Bill Frist — United States Senator from Tennessee In office January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2007 Preceded by … Wikipedia
Bill Cosby — Données clés Nom de naissance William Henry Cosby Jr. Naissance … Wikipédia en Français
Bill Richardson (politician) — Bill Richardson Pour l’article homonyme, voir Richardson. Bill Richardson … Wikipédia en Français
Bill Huizenga — (2011) William P. „Bill“ Huizenga (* 31. Januar 1969 in Zeeland, Ottawa County, Michigan) ist ein US amerikanischer Politiker. Seit 2011 vertritt er den Bundesstaat Michigan im US Repräsentantenh … Deutsch Wikipedia
Bill Schuette — bei seiner Amtseinführung als Attorney General von Michigan (2011) William Duncan „Bill“ Schuette (* 13. Oktober 1953 in Midland, Michigan) ist ein US amerikanischer Politiker. Zwischen 1985 und 1991 vertrat er den Bundesstaat Michigan im … Deutsch Wikipedia
Bill Peirce — William S. Bill Peirce (pronounced purse; born December 7, 1938, Stoneham, Massachusetts) was the Libertarian Party of Ohio candidate for Ohio Governor in the November 7, 2006 election. On November 12, 2005, the party made its endorsement of… … Wikipedia