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Thomas O'Brien

Tom O’Brien is the Director of Neighborhood Connections​​, a nationally-recognized community building program. Neighborhood Connections funds resident-led grassroots projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland, provides training and technical assistance, and connects citizens to each other, to organizing campaigns, and policy discussions.

Prior to joining Neighborhood Connections, Tom was a community organizer in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood. Prior to that, Tom served on the staff of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest as an Area Director, recruiting, training, and assisting full-time volunteers in Oregon and Washington.