Sun Shine: Troy Thompson and the ‘No Evil Project’

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Troy Thompson

Sun Staff / The Worcester Sun

Troy Thompson, creator of the No Evil Project, photographed at the Denholm Building.

Troy B. Thompson has been making a positive impact in Worcester for years.

Long before social entrepreneurship was a thing, long before the words “recruit, retain and incubate” became the mantra of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, and long before the city of Worcester made it a stated goal to keep college students in the city, Thompson was doing his part to make the city a better place to live.

As a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the 1990s, Thompson created socialweb.net, a digital home for listings of all things Worcester. It became the de facto social calendar for the city, area colleges, and even competing media companies.

After graduating, the Minnesota native remained in the city, maintaining socialweb and running  his own website design business Daedal Creations, which has designed websites for many local nonprofits and private businesses.

His latest labor of love, the No Evil Project, is garnering a lot of attention and is poised to become The Next Big Thing.

Thompson created the No Evil Project in 2011 “as a fun and lighthearted way to draw attention to the damage we do when we label and make negative judgments about people who aren’t like us.”


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