In A Perfect World Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth

Location: PO Box 515 Los Angeles CA 90069 USA

Mission: 1.  Providing children the opportunity to find their voice through artistic expressions of their needs, dreams and issues that impact their lives.2.  Supporting existing community organizations that implement innovative approaches and programs designed to advance our mission.3.  Bringing together community, corporate, and though leaders, educators, and researchers to heighten the awareness of children’s views and seek their support.4.  Recognizing extraordinary youth leaders for their outstanding and significant contribution to positive change in their community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am honored to work with In A Perfect World and see their incredible support for youth. By placing such a high value on education and leadership, the children and young adults that benefit from IAPW's programs are taught to see no boundries or limits to their success. It is essential in giving, to be able to teach our youth how to pay it forward. The In A Perfect World Youth Ambassador program is the best example of how to raise future philanthropists and kind inidviduals.

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The growth of In A Perfect World's message has been wonderful. Their mission to inspire and empower children to become compassionate, socially conscious and responsible leaders- encompasses community support and youth leadership programs that will serve a lifetime.

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

Increase their donor base.

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Working with IAPW has been a wonderful experience. In addition to giving back to children in need, it's rewarding to know there is a long term positive impact on the kids. One example is when we had an event and the exercise was to draw a picture of what In a perfect world meant to them. This young girl drew a picture of a woman buying something on the street corner. After asking her to explain her drawing she said "In my perfect world, my mom wouldn't buy drugs and would spend more time with me and my sister". It reminded me of how impressionable young kids can be and how essential it is to be involved.

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

Seeing the smiles it brings to childrens faces is priceless.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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9 people found this review helpful

In A Perfect World Is a groundbreaking non-profit organization with a heart to help and a solution oriented mindset. In A Perfect World Organization stands out as a multi cause charity organization working with multiple causes from helping Children to youth poverty alleviation. Founder Manuela Testolini is an incredible mentor and president who inspires others to contribute to making a positive social impact. In A Perfect World has a strong team of ambassadors as well as a great board of directors including chair Norman Bailey and executive director Dr. Towanna Freeman, Creative Director, Girl Prep® Jenny Harper, Janelle Keith Operations, Michelle Vink Branding Advisor. On a national and international level, In a Perfect World does more than its part helping to make the world a better place.

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

I most enjoy doing charity events and projects awith IAPW, being surrounded by incredible people who are brilliant, talented and passionate about social service. It is a combination that allows for a strong and harmonious team that truly makes am impact.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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10 people found this review helpful

In A Perfect World Foundation has touched our classroom is so many ways. They have donated to countless projects, making my students’ education more fulfilling and interesting. Without their assistance, my classroom would go without the additional resources that truly make a difference in my students’ school experience. I am grateful that they have maintained a relationship with our school over the years. It has made my students know that In A Perfect World Foundation’s efforts are long-lasting and they have made a genuine commitment to improving students’ lives. They have done outreach with my students, making our experience more personable. Their generosity has served as a model to us all. In A Perfect World Foundation is more than a nonprofit to us, they are family. We appreciate and applaud all that they do.

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

my daily teaching. They have provided our school with so many resources and materials that truly improve our students' experience.

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

provide them with more resources to reach other schools and youth.

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

more than a nonprofit. They take the time to get to know you and provide assistance in any way they can.

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

helpful, friendly, welcoming, and real.

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

reach countless youth and impact their lives in numerous ways.

Ways to make it better...

I would have found them earlier in my teaching career.

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

they can't reach every school.

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

In A Perfect World Foundation is amazing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I have had the pleasure of working with In a Perfect World several times. I have found the entire team to be committed to their mission and vision and impressed with their level of results and compassion for all they serve. And they go out of their way to deliver even more than they promise. They put their time and their money to work and are changing lives. Everyday! It has been a blessing and honor to work with them.

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

Seeing the leaders and volunteers work directly with children through the healing power of art and mentorship. They provide funding and extraordinary experiences for children.

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

Give them more money so they could expand their reach.

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

The leadership, Manuela is passionate and has high standards for herself and her team. The whole team has been a pleasure to work with. They deliver on their promises and more often than that, they exceed them-They are committed to people and they deliver

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

Professional, kind, thorough, compassionate, committed, talented and fun.

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

Serve 1000's more children!

Ways to make it better...

We could do it more often!

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

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

Our organization and the children we serve is immmensely grateful for their support and commitment. They walk their talk!

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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10 people found this review helpful

i heard about this org through a friend who had volunteered at another one of their projects. i got in touch with them. i was able to volunteer at one of their arts days. i was really impressed to see the founder there and i believe there were members of the their board there as well. each of them taking the time to work with a child one on one. the only negative comment i would have is that they do lots of good work, but there are not as many opportunities to get involved personally. and i like to volunteer!

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

the way they were able to connect through the arts with children who were simply disconnected and detached. the children lit up when they saw the arts supplies and knew that there was a caring adult there to share the day with them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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