- Bill Strickland
Make the Impossible Possible has been selected for Common Reading at FAMU, Florida Agriculture Mechanical University For Summer 2013 and Boston College.
Make the Impossible Possible has been selected for Common Reading at the following institutions:
A number of Schools have selected "Make the Impossible Possible" as their Common Freshman Reader:
* Frank Phillips College* Indiana University Pennsylvania* Juniata College* Kendall College * Mt. Union College* North Dakota State University * Penn State-New Kensington* Purdue University* University of Southern Indiana * Voorhees College* Winthrop University* Florida A & M University
* Boston College
Manchester Bidwell Corporation's President & CEO Bill Strickland featured in London Financial Times Story About His Mission of Hope and Educational Methodology
November 22, 2013 12:19 pm
Bill Strickland’s education revolution
By John Thornhill
The article released November 22, 2013 features Pittsburgh's Bill Strickland-President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation who shares more about his journey over the past 45 years doing what he says US state schools fail to do – getting disadvantaged kids excited about learning.
"Today, at a time when the 66-year-old Strickland might have considered retiring to spend more time with his third wife and their 12-year-old daughter, he still burns with a mission to spread his philosophy of hope and his educational methodology around the world. “I am type A. I can’t quit while I’m ahead,” he says."
Manchester Bidwell President and CEO Bill Strickland Presents at the Harvard School of Public Health for a “Decision-making: Voices from the Field” webcast conversation
The Voices from the Field webcast leadership discussion series at Harvard School of Public Health invites decision-makers to speak about their experience making policy decisions that affect global health. Highly interactive and candid, this series is produced in The Leadership Studio for a student audience. The events are webcast live in high-definition, and are posted for future viewing. Students will also learn from experienced leaders about decisions that were effective, decisions that failed, and which decisions, if any, could have been made differently.
On December 10, 2013 Bill Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation will be the featured speaker for the “Decision-making: Voices from the Field” webcast conversation. The event will take place from 12:30-1:30pm on December 10 and will be live webcast from this site:
New Pittsburgh Courier
October 10, 2013
If one were to go by legendary pianist Ahmad Jamal, 83 must be the new 63. He doesn’t look it. He doesn’t act it—and judging by the power, precision, delicacy and rhythmic mastery he displayed at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Sept. 28, he can play rings around pianists who are 43. click here to read more
MASTERY—Playing the Steinway he dedicated 40 years ago, jazz virtuoso Ahmad Jamal, lays down a groove against Herlin Riley’s drum work during his sold-out show at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild.
REALIZING A VISION—Manchester CEO Bill Strickland tells the audience he fantasized about creating a space to allow jazz to work its magic since he was 14 years old.
Breaking the mold: arts and vocational training can connect for urban youth
By Lauren Daley CONTRIBUTING WRITER October 08, 2013
Bill Strickland grew up in the "ghetto" of Pittsburgh, watching his friends die, one by one, from street violence or drugs, or get locked up in jail. He felt "lost." He didn't like school. He was flunking out of Oliver High School when his art teacher, Frank Ross, changed his life. Click here to read more
New Pittsburgh Courier
September 12, 2013
Most high school graduates attend college with the goal to study hard, to successfully graduate and to obtain meaningful employment in their field of interest. As ways to prepare and assist area college students achieve their goal and quest for employment, Urban Innovation21 for the past five years has been providing paid internships to students attending Carlow University, Community College of Allegheny County, Duquesne University, and Point Park University. Click here to read more
Western Pennsylvanians recall their route to the March on Washington
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
August 24, 2013
Community leader, author, and the President and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation Bill Strickland poses for a portrait in his conference room at the Manchester Bidwell Corporation in Chateau on Monday, August 5, 2013. Strickland remembers seeing Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. speak at the March on Washington years ago when Strickland was 16. Click here to read more
Senator Casey Honors Manchester Bidwell Corporation CEO Bill Strickland to Commemorate Black History Month
US Senate Proclamation Recognizes Strickland’s Contributions to His Community, the Nation, and as a Visionary Social Innovator
Senator Casey Honors Pittsburgh Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Bill Strickland
KDKA's Kristine Sorensen recently did an interview with Bill that aired on Pittsburgh Today Live on Friday, February 15.
Bill Strickland featured on Coffee With, produced by Building Bridges with Business
Read More about Bill Strickland's Journey...
One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary...
“Bill Strickland could sell anything . . . Read this book and you'll understand why he is such an inspiration to practicing and aspiring entrepreneurs.” —James Heskett, Harvard Business School
President Obama Selects Manchester Bidwell Corporation CEO Bill Strickland for the Newly Formed White House Council for Community Solutions
Strickland joins corporate, non-profit and foundation leaders from across the U.S. in offering solutions for more efficiently and effectively addressing community needs to President Obama.
President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Council for Community Solutions. The Council will provide advice to the President on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs. Pittsburgh’s Bill Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC), is one of the twenty-five appointees who range from Jon Bon Jovi to the president of eBay.
President Obama said, “These impressive men and women have dedicated their lives and careers to civic engagement and social innovation. I commend them for their outstanding contributions to their communities, and I am confident that they will serve the American people well in their new roles on the White House Council for Community Solutions. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.” Read More
Bill Strickland hopes to persuade 200 cities around the world to replicate his arts, education and job-training program. It's late spring, and Bill Strickland is spending some quiet time in the ceramics studio at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, the art and job-training center he founded in Pittsburgh's struggling Manchester area. ... more