Driving up and down Cleveland city streets, often with a camera held out low through an open window, this licensed social worker and independent chemical dependency counselor, with a BA in sociology and a masters in art, was struck by the brutality and hopelessness pervading the landscape of her own city.
But, instead of looking away, she looked closer. And she discovered vibrant creative individuals who perform daily miracles that significantly impact and improve the lives of the people in their community. They are the source of daring innovative ideas, boundless talent, and real hope.
Thrope’s nonprofit organization is dedicated to connecting these catalysts for change with whatever resources they need to help their community projects grow and flourish