Thurka Rangan

Youth Development Coordinator
  • My past experiences with youth and or community engagement: I have always been passionate about community development and have actively worked with individuals, groups, and various organizations towards progressive social change. I worked as a youth outreach worker and a youth coordinator for other great grassroots organizations; as well as, helped implement a pilot project to raise awareness on organ and tissue donation within South Asian communities in the GTA. I have also worked with housing communities coaching soccer and baseball to kids, and has worked alongside newcomer women, to help them with integrating into Toronto with ease.
  • What inspires you the most :I am very inspired by literature, people from all walks of life that have their personal stories and journeys to share, and I am inspired by quotes.
  • What defines a hero to you: My heroes are those who are unapologetically proud to be themselves and encourage others to do the same.
  • A word that sums up my aspiration for Hands of a Hero Foundatio: Growth