Community Education Group, Inc.

Rating: 4.88 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Health

Location: 3233 Pennsylvania Avenue Se Washington DC 20020 USA

Mission: CEG''s focus is on developing programs and plans which can be replicated elsewhere. CEG has developed innovative educational programs to serve communities hardest hit by HIV/AID. CEG assists communities of color in overcoming cultural and systemic barriers to accessing critical HIV/AIDS information, and have facilitated community-directed processes aimed at building bridges to health, planning/policy, and funding processes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

We had open discussions, the groups were outstanding, everything was broke down and explained clearly. I would like to join another group in the near future. (entered by a GNP staff member on behalf of reviewer)

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the groups had a powerful impact on me

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Invite as many people as I could to join

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that the facilitator explain everything that the group questions were

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

great got a lot out of it

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

have these groups all over the world

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everything was good

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

people not showing up

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

keep helping our sista's

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I better inform about HIV and how you get it (entered by a GNP staff member on behalf of reviewer)

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I people and their experience

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

get more classes

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it would last longer

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

They gave me a HIV test which I like that I like the gift cards. I learn how to stop being so aggressive. They were nice doing the review. (entered by a GNP staff member on behalf of reviewer)

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I like it all.

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have more people and more staff

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How Diane break the question down for you.

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I think they were very kind

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have more clients

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I would knew about it a little sooner

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

are the clients

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the staff

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

The very first time I came to the organization I didn't know what to expect. I gotten a lot of good information about coping with being aggressive also I've learned more about HIV/AIDS I really enjoyed my session and the instructor Mrs. Diane. (entered by a GNP staff member on behalf of reviewer)

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the positive impact on the community!

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

hire more staff to meet the needs of the community.

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

the help and services it provides.

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

great

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

help others to be aware of different programs

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there is nothing I would change

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

budget cuts

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

the sessions [should] be longer!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

My personal story was I was led to this program by a great griend who was in the same place as I was but she decided to change her life to help everyone else who wanted to change there life (entered by a GNP staff member on behalf of reviewer)

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the people who served and help

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be all a can be

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

we all stuck together as one, woman to another

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so helpful to me

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

grow more women who want to change

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I was not being so hard headed to listen to people

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

being on time

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

let's stick together

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Truly it was a blessed session Ms. Diane Jones on the ball she really knew her knowledge I appreciate Ms. Diane goes teaching me what I did not know It is very very helpful I learned a lot to oh yes a lot was taught to me I did focus on the program and am encourage and need to learn more. I am interested in some more focus groups too I am ready to learn and do more too Peace. Peace. Yes God Bless (entered by a GNP staff member on behalf of reviewer)

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June 21st to June 24th 2010 Peace. Peace. Peace

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

try to make time yes time on my side and truly enjoy the sessions

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

People are courtesy People are Encouraging Keep the good work up.

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

pleasant, peaceful, enjoyable, polite We had a great time

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Be on top of the world I trust & believe i God's work

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I could be on time with a lot of time time is not on my side.

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Keep the good work up keep the ball rolling etc. etc. etc.

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Trust & believe in God our program is going to be excellent.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Toni Young and her team run a very tight ship and are very dedicated to contribute to women's weallness and empowering the black community. They have engaged in many public health programs targeting underserved and marginalized populations and are on the forefront of culturally grounded approaches for addressing the needs of these communities. CEG certainly has my vote and I hope to work with them in the future.

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I worked on an evaluation plan with CEG and value their thoroughness and dedication.

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

Get them funding for sustaining their efforts

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

The team work

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

Excellent professionals

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

Build their capacity for far reaching public health initiatives.

Ways to make it better...

Had bee able to work with them on site

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

Funding

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

CEG has had a consistent focus on the women and empowerment through collaborative inqquiry and responsivenees to the needs of their community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 4 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

CEG targets an often under-served community, African Americans who may or may not be HIV positive, who may or may not be substance users and who more often than not fall in a lower socio-economic strata. What's admirable about CEG's work is their never ending effort to empower their clients to take control of their own lives. Many of these clients eventually do turn their lives around and become leaders within their networks or become staff members in CEG or other community based organizations. Another admirable quality of CEG's work is their focus on bridging the divide between communities of color and mainstream research institutions. Under the guidance of the executive director, Ms. Young, CEG has established fairly equitable relationships with several institutions not necessarily accustomed to partnering with community based organizations. The director understands the research landscape thoroughly and knows that if research cohorts do not adequately represent the racial and ethnic make up of our society, the research results may be skewed. Those skewed results may adversely impact communities of color. CEG's challenges have less to do with the organizational structure and more to do with some cultural and financial constraints. CEG has had to expand its scope of service to remain viable in the face of shrinking grant and donor money as well as political and social challenges. So far, the expansion has not hindered CEG's service delivery. My concern is that in time, women's services will may be too diluted to address women's particular needs. Overall, Washington, DC is fortunate to have CEG among its service providers. Ms. Young, is a tireless advocate for her clients in an era when other similar agencies are closing their doors.

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

my work on programs and policy addressing racial and ethnic minority participation (researchers and participants) in HIV research and my work on improving HIV-related information dissemination among women of color.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I have attended focus groups and workshops held and sometimes sponsored by CEG and found through my association with Toni that she and the organization are dedicated and committed to making a difference in the Washington/Metropolitan area in regards to the empowerment of women as well as those affected by and infected with the HIV virus. The organization is also involved with revolutionary technologies on the horizon in the area of microbicides as the research progress. An innovative and informative asset in the community.

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

Gaining knowledge and insight in the area of ongoing research regarding the efforts on a global scale to develop microbicides in the effort to combat the infection and spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa and other nations developed and underdeveloped.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have collobrated in the past with Toni Young and know that her community services are the focus of the organization. The Staff in very committed in the field of prevention. Ms. Young have assisted with various grant opportunities.

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In the past I know that the organization have been productive.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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