Portraits of

Chopping for Change

A collection of photos and stories

About Chopping for Change

The Chopping for Change (C4C) program is a partnership between Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM), the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) and the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry to provide pre-release workforce development training and behavioral health services for women in the criminal justice system. Women incarcerated at the North East Reintegration Center (NERC) in Cleveland, Ohio, come to LMM five days a week and engage in a comprehensive program which includes counseling, support services and culinary arts training.

Women serving at event

Portraits of Chopping for Change

A collection of photos & stories of alums of LMM’s Chopping for Change program to highlight and humanize the reentry issues facing previously incarcerated women.

This project follows in the footsteps of Portraits of Homelessness, a travelling art exhibit by Lydia Bailey. 

Project completed by Mark Grabowski, LMM Advocacy Intern, in the Summer of 2021

 

Learn more about Chopping for Change and Workforce Development