The CWSC is inspired by Imam Dr. W. Deen Mohammed (ra) and his proposition that our communities need a studious group of persons or an intelligentsia studying our history and circumstances and envisioning a brighter future for succeeding generations to live better in America. Although the CWSC emerged in 2013, it was in 1999, that an important prior step was taken to fulfill the shared vision of structuring an intelligentsia with a national think tank capable of serving first our community’s and national interests, and then expanding to the global interest.
That pioneering effort made in the late 90’s demonstrated there was a strong desire and shared interests for individuals across the nation to work together in helping to fulfill the model community vision. Just as in 1999, a dedicated group of persons convened in North Carolina in 2013 out of concern for their community to began an earnest effort to bring into existence a vision too long deferred―a national intelligentsia to benefit our total community life.
Updated in the 21st century with advanced concepts that make use of new technologies and an inclusive integrated approach to Shuraa Baynahum that recognizes everyone who wishes to, should have an opportunity to contribute, CWSC has brought the intelligentsia model to a new level of operational design and excellence.
The incorporation of a volunteer human resource and broadcasting network, speakers bureau, internship and leadership development program along with an online Model Communities National Resource Directory (MCNRD) are powerful additions to the intelligentsia and think tank model Imam Mohammed envisioned. MCNRD in particular provides a powerful operational capability for not simply the critical cataloging of skilled resources, but it enables the next step of empowering each one of us and leverages our group intellect’s ability to contribute more efficiently and effectively to all our institutions and communities. MCNRD gives our institutions unparalleled access to a mix of volunteer talent that can never be replicated at the local level. Because of our Imam and his foresight and vision in urging us to build an intelligentsia while reminding us that “leadership is in the resourceful people that represent the productive life of society,” we are more capable and empowered than ever to remake the world. We invite you to join us in this noble work…together we can remake the world.