In the middle of a sea of eighth graders playing instruments at the Cleveland Music Settlement sits 63-year-old Mim Conway on the flute, proud to be playing alongside her 25 kids.
Conway has watched her kids grow since they were in the first grade.
“She will always tell me that she loves me and that she’s there for me,” said Francis.
That’s how Conway, a retired social worker, rolls since she invested a small inheritance seven years ago on little strangers.
It was an investment entirely meant to empower a class of first graders in the South Collinwood neighborhood.
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