Lawrence Daniel Caswell

Lawrence Daniel Caswell
JSK Community Impact Fellow
field coordinator, Cleveland Documenters
Cleveland, Ohio

Lawrence Daniel Caswell is the field coordinator for Cleveland Documenters, which equips residents to better participate in local government and builds community around the exchange of civic knowledge.

Lawrence has worked in non-commercial community media for more than 27 years. As a long time programmer and eventual General Manager of WCSB 89.3fm, Cleveland State University’s community-focused radio station, he learned the importance of listening to and working alongside those often overlooked by traditional media.

Lawrence built on that experience during 11 years at ideastream, Northeast Ohio’s public media company. At ideastream, he dove deeper into broadcast journalism, multimedia, and social media production, while learning to use those tools to explore civic engagement and community building.

In his work with the non-profit start up Unify Labs, he went a step further and developed comprehensive strategies for community building and engaging communities in civic knowledge.