STEPHANIE GLAROS, Founder
Current Board of Directors:
KATE COLEMAN, Library Outreach Coordinator, Minneapolis Central Library
ELLIE KRUG, Author & Speaker
TIANA TOWNS, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Founding Board of Directors:
JAMES BADUE-EL, Minneapolis NAACP
KATE COLEMAN, Library Outreach Coordinator, Minneapolis Central Library
EDUARDO COLÓN NAVARRO, MD, Chief of Psychiatry, HCMC
JENNIFER M. DIETZ, Attorney at Law
ELLIE KRUG, Author & Speaker
IRIS PÉREZ, Broadcast Journalist
JIM SMART, Smart Associates
TIANA TOWNS, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Our Story:
In 2010, Stephanie Glaros began walking to work in downtown Minneapolis with her camera, asking the people she encountered along the way if she could take their photographs. She did this in an effort to break through the social barriers she felt between herself and others. This practice became a personal project entitled Minneapolis Strangers. She relaunched it in 2013 as Humans of Minneapolis, inspired by the storytelling project Humans of New York and other “Humans of” projects around the world. She shared her photographs and interviews online, developing a social media following of over 70,000.
In 2015, Glaros was commissioned by the City of Minneapolis for her first community engagement project. Since then, she’s produced content and organized learning opportunities for nonprofits, foundations, businesses, museums, government entities, and more. Glaros published the book Humans of Minneapolis in 2016 and established HOM as a 501(c)(3) organization for charitable projects in 2018.
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