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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: We prevent human trafficking through participatory arts, training, and community building.

Results: Each year, we train around 1000 youth and those intersecting with potential victims of human trafficking to recognize signs of human trafficking in their midst. We lead 3 task forces in our county which meet quarterly to address this issue. The two mayors in our county read our Proclamations to declare January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Target demographics: prevent human trafficking

Direct beneficiaries per year: 976 individuals

Geographic areas served: Larimer County, Colorado.

Programs: participatory arts, training, and community building.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our nonprofit had the privilege of working with A Face to Reframe. As we work with clients who can often be disenfranchised and who often experience stigma, this was an important opportunity to provide a venue of expression for clients that often does not exist. Additionally, this project provided insight for us into some of our clients' struggles and successes. This group appeared to be therapeutic to some of the clients involved. A Face to Reframe did a great job of adapting to the needs and lifestyles of our clients. This was exemplified by the facilitator's ability to adapt to communication styles and to the beliefs and values of our clients. I would highly recommend collaborating with A Face to Reframe, particularly for the reason that clients are provided with a refreshing venue of expression. We will definitely keep A Face to Reframe in mind for the future.

Julie90

Donor

Rating: 5

AFTR is innovative, genuine, creative, and effective in journeying with, celebrating the dignity of, and giving voice to the typically underprivileged, under-served, voiceless, and/or unrecognized. This organization is an agent of change in the direct lives of people and uses the simple yet open-ended tool of photography to do it.

Donor

Rating: 5

AFTR gives dignity to those ignored and hurt by society by allowing them to share their feelings and world. We are enlightened about their needs and moved to help more. It's a unique framework for connecting at-risk youth and adults with those able to help.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Picture the value of connecting with community organizations that work with at-risk youth, homeless youth, women and children being victimized, the AIDS population....and giving their clients cameras to take pictures of their lives, cameras to give them a voice, cameras so they can take charge of their own future and make changes in their lives and their cause. A Face to Reframe has done just this. They have been able to reach a population, that has been hard to reach and make a significant difference with, and have made a difference. A Face to Reframe has empowered this population, has given them a voice and encouragement through the use of a camera. A Face to Reframe has helped community organizations better understand and serve their population through their joint work. Please go to A Face to Reframe.org to read more.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AFTR has mastered the ability of communicating the complexity of life through the simplicity of one photo. As Founder and Director of the U COUNT Campaign, an anti-human trafficking organization, I have found it a privilege to meet Beth Bruno and find that we share the similar desire to bring dignity and respect to the oppressed and often forgotten members of our global community. I appreciate Beth's bold courage, intentionality and vision to change the world, one life at a time!

Donor

Rating: 5

AFTR's work is about touching individual people and about changing the way all of us see each other. I have been watching it from a distance and seeing the photographs made by the programs' participants - all of whom are socially invisible in their communities - changes the way I look at the people near me. Who am I not seeing? How does the world look to them? AFTR has the power to effect profound change by challenging how all of us think.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A Face to Reframe partnered with the organization that I work for, Prax(us), to provide an intensive participatory photography clinic to the youth with whom we work who are in or vulnerable to domestic human trafficking situations. AFTR did an amazing job in developing, implementing, and following up with the workshop. I was very impressed with Beth's dedication and flexibility in working with a population that is very difficult to recruit and engage in projects like this. I truly appreciate AFTR's mission to help marginalized folks become the authors of their own stories through photography.

Kaylin K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A Face to Reframe is tackling the root issue of poverty and injustice by empowering the powerless and allowing their faces to be seen in a way that restores their God-given dignity, value and worth.

Through partnership with organizations in developing countries, AFTR is uniting the global community. Through establishment of specific AFTR projects in the states, AFTR is raising awareness of human trafficking that is occurring in our own back yard.

Kay B.

Donor

Rating: 4

I have read many reviews of many non-profits, and what I look for before donating to one is integrity. Will they use my money the way they say they will?

I can assure you, A Face to Reframe will.

As a personal friend of Beth Bruno, the founder of A Face to Reframe, I am convinced of her passion and self-sacrifice to enable a voice for the voiceless, and a perspective from those who have been silenced.

There is nothing that gives hope to the soul like being listened to. Putting a camera in someone's hand gives them a voice. A Face to Reframe listens and amplifies.

Norita E.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As founder and director of the work known as Kardelen in Turkey, I am so grateful that Beth Bruno and AFTR came and facilitated an absolutely mind-blowing and amazing week with poor children struggling with physical disabilities, their siblings, Kardelen service team members and yours truly. Some of these awesome children testified at the end of the week that their felt differently about life as a result of having participated, but we as adults can honestly say we feel so different about these kids and their gifted-ness, honesty, emotional vulnerability and passion to tell their stories. Beth drew so much out of all of us and left us with the skill and excitement about carrying on this project again with more kids.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As I am a mother to 1 biological son and 2 previous foster children, I have had the priviledge to work with Beth both as my friend and as my photographer. With my foster children, I see their broken stories daily. Most of them are too young to capture a story in words, however with projects that A Face To Reframe offer, it gives healing and hope to children who can only put words in pictures.

To capture pictures of their brokenness to beauty and pictures they think represent their lives are priceless to their audience.

Board Member

Rating: 5

For over 20 years I worked with community organizations whose focus population was economically disadvantaged families. Our mission was to improve their lives and those of their children by empowering them to break the cycle of poverty. As I saw the determination of the mothers to give their children more opportunities than they themselves had had as well as the resiliency of the kids, I saw hope. They had a story to tell and I was privileged to hear, but not many hear...

Those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged are resilient and they have stories of hope to share. I see the work of A Face to Reframe as a powerful means of enabling this population in a unique and dignifying way. I am proud to serve on the Board of such an organization.

Jeremy C.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Have you ever looked at brochure pictures or magazine photos of women and children in the developing world and wondered, "What if the camera were flipped around? What if we got to see their world through their lens? What if they were the authors of their own story?"

The potential answers to these kinds of questions compel me to dedicate my time, money, and energy to A Face to Reframe. But it's not just a current vision with future hopes. Take a look at our past work and you'll get a picture of the amazing possibilities that lie ahead.