CAROLYNS COMPASSIONATE CHILDREN INC

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Education, Health, Cancer

Location: 276 Washington Street #343 Boston MA 02108 USA

Mission: Every cancer survivor deserves the chance to receive a college education. Yet the burden of medical debt, side effects of treatment, and limited access to financial resources leaves many young adult cancer survivors with little hope of attending college. Carolyn's Compassionate Children (CCC), founded nine years ago by Carolyn Rubenstein, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for young adult cancer survivors through two initiatives: *An annual college scholarship program that recognizes survivors who demonstrate leadership, commitment to education, and betterment of their community. *An online support network that connects survivors and provides a comprehensive database of financial resources for higher education. Care. Commit. Change.

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Carolyn’s Compassionate Children is a light that the world has desperately needed for quite some time. The scholarships awarded are more than just money, but rather a helping hand up to the fallen, so they can rise and chase their own dreams. The organization is the dawn; the hope, for those who meet cancer at the crossroads on a seemingly otherwise idle day, that the fight is not over and they never need to give up. CCC is, to me, more than a realization and an ability to chase a dream, but also the promise of endeavors to come.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The press, with the release of Perseverance. Hope is starting to spread!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would keep on the same path that they are on as of now.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Having been given a voice loud enough to shout hope, and to use my struggle as the dawn for others to look forward.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I have not met anyone yet because of the distance between us, but the many times I have spoken on the phone, have been highlights to my day.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

With a pocket that deep, hope could be amplified and heard at the far corners of the world.

Ways to make it better...

I am not sure I have any ideas on how to improve CCC.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Outreach, getting the word out there to other young adults.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

In 2006, in the middle of my senior year at James Madison University, I had a brain tumor removed at Duke University. The cancer extended my college career by 5 semesters as I tried to catch up on all the work that I had let slip while I was ill. The CCC Scholarship I received went a long way to help pay for my additional time at school while I caught back up. This last December, I graduated and I am extremely appreciative to Carolyn and her foundation for helping me afford that opportunity.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way it helps cancer survivors face the future with an education.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try desperately to continue the good work they do!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The friendly and supportive people who continue to keep me involved in their program.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extremely helpful and supportive

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Wow... Help to educate the person who will cure cancer someday.

Ways to make it better...

they had been able to offer the scholarship to me more than once.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

continuing to grow under hard economic times

One thing I'd also say is that...

I can't wait until I am a rich movie director so I can give CCC 20 Million dollars!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

CCC is a great organization. They realize that the effects of cancer treatment extend beyond the course of treatment and give college scholarships to help make college a possibility for survivors whose families have had to battle with medical expenses that might otherwise make college beyond reach. The network of survivors that CCC is reaching seems to be growing very quickly helping survivors connect with one another and helpful resources. I also reccomend checking out Carolyn Rubinstein's website to find out about the book she is wrting about the experience of young adult and childhood cancer survivors. My story in is the book and I am glad it will be available for families facing a cancer diagnosis. carolynrubinstein.com/book/about

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

everyone involved is working to ease the experience of young adults with cancer which is a very underserved population with very different issues from children or older adults.

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2009-7-01

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9 people found this review helpful

Great organization that helps many young people afflicted with this horrible disease called Cancer. Cancer presents many challenges one of which of which is financial. CCC helps take some of the financial burden of college from the family/individual who has had and most likely currently still has current mounting bills (hospital, meds, etc). I am very blessed to be a 15 year brain tumor survivor and very privileged to be a past recipient of one of CCC's many scholarships and remain active in CCC since that day (over 5 years ago).

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the cancer community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The wonderful people I have met through this organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very kind.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

grow a greatly and hire many more people.

Ways to make it better...

I would have had more time to be more involved, mainly more hands on involvement for longer than I have been.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

in that it is fairly young.

One thing I'd also say is that...

It's wonderful, I wish there was a branch were I lived.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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