Passing the Mantel Clergy and Lay Leadership Institute
USC â€“ Passing the Mantle
The Passing the Mantle (PTM) Clergy and Lay Leadership Institute, now in its fourth year, provides vision and practical training for the next generation of African American clergy and lay leaders.The program is designed to equip pastors, clergy, faith-based nonprofit leaders, and church board members for better mission conceptualization, civic engagement models, strategic planning, and partnership building with the public and private sector.Under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Cecil "Chip" Murray, Prof. Donald E. Miller, Rev. Mark Whitlock, Rev. Eugene Williams,Co-Director, the program creates a learning environment with leading practitioners, politicians, and professors who are engaged in areas related to civic engagement and community development. PTM is made possible by grant support from The James Irvine Foundation.Individuals who are interested in becoming PTM fellows must complete the following requirements by May 24, 2010.