When you live in an urban neighborhood, you can’t help but get involved.
I spent 40-plus years living in the suburbs and realized everything looked the same to me. So after I got a taste of Tampa for 17 years, I knew it was time to consider doing something in the city when I decided to move back home.
In 2007, I bought a 1920 bungalow in Old Brooklyn. I suddenly became immersed in community re-building.
Suddenly, I was attending block club meetings and placing flyers on doors. Neighbors were asking council people and community leaders all the tough questions. Why are the streets full of potholes? How did we get so many abandoned homes? Why are social service agencies desperate for volunteers? Why are many of those engaged in the community convinced we could do better?
Cleveland is home to many who have lived without, so I feel I have something to offer them.
I spent the last 25 years working on my career in marketing, journalism, public relations and web development. Now I am ready to join forces with non-profits who can utilize whatever I have to offer.
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