- Strickland's multi-disciplined arts and learning center fosters a sense of belonging, interconnections and hope within the urban community where he grew up.
- His goal is to build 100 schools in the U.S., including one in Charlotte, N.C., and 100 overseas.
Winthrop University, "Common Book Author Bill Strickland Challenges Students to Get Involved" (2010). Winthrop News 2010. 141.