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TEN WAYS TO BE INTENTIONAL IN OUR COMMUNITIES INITIATE to cause or facilitate the beginning of; set going IMPLEMENT carry out or accomplish INFLUENCE to have an effect on the condition or development of INCREASE to become progressively greater (as in size, number, or intensity) INTENSIFY to strengthen IMPROVISE to make or invent out of what is conveniently on hand INVITE to request the presence or participation of IMPART to communicate the knowledge of INVEST to commit (money) in order to earn a financial return INTEGRATE to unite with something else BE INTIONAL THE TIGER & THE TORCH Page | 27

AN INTENTIONAL PLACE CALLED CHRISTIANSBURG INSTITUTE Harkrader 22 1988 Painting of CI Displayed at the Christiansburg Town Hall The historic Christiansburg Institute was a vibrant school that provided an exceptionally high-quality education to African Americans. It served as an example of what happens when people choose to BE INTIONAL. Christiansburg Institute (CI) housed students and faculty from the surrounding areas and from other states. Several of its graduates later returned to teach at the school or in the local schools of their hometowns. The short ten sentence summary of the century of learning that occurred at CI emphasizes the INTIONAL actions taken by the founders and it highlights a sequential process for being engaged in the community. Even now, the alumni, their descendants, community members and others can continue to be inspired by CI’s history. THE TIGER & THE TORCH Page | 28