Kirby Broadnax, Cleveland, OH

Saint Luke's Beam Fellow, Placemaking + Equity, Western Reserve Land Conservancy

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Kirby grew up in Bedford Heights, OH and now lives in Cleveland. She earned a B.A in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Miami University, and served as an elementary school teacher with Teach For America. Kirby boomeranged back to Cleveland and worked with the Cleveland Mediation Center for four years in the Shelter Diversion and School Attendance programs. She is an organizer with her neighborhood’s City Repair group called Bridging The Tracks, which uses art to connect residents of the Buckeye, Shaker Square, Larchmere, and Woodland Hills community across physical and perceived divides. In addition to making time for more art, books, and playtime with her cat, Kirby is continually discovering how to build community in the most human-centered ways and has found that listening knee-to-knee with an open heart is her favorite way to start.

  • Community organizing / civic engagement

  • Activating vacant lots / vacant spaces

  • art and building skills like welding, painting, etc.


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