RUN YOUR RACE MINISTRIES

Rating: 4.94 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 6108 Westland Dr Hyattsville MD 20782 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

It’s been a great experience for me with run your race ministry located in Hyattsville MD. I was introduced to the program by a community representative in my local commity in Bladensburg, MD. The program helped meet in so many ways and even today the help is valuable to me. One of the program directors that I would like to recognize is “Barbara Miller”. Throughout my down moment and hardship seeking employment Barbara Miller stood at my side with all the information that she provided for me for jobs that I should apply to in order for me to make end meets throughout my job search. The help in the organization is great for anyone who seeks assistance as in my circumstances as a single mom raising a child by myself “run your race ministry” made a huge difference in my life the help that they provided when there were no one around to help me the information they provided the people that I meet touch my personal live , the message that the ministry offered the program that supports the community overall made an impact in my life .The benefits and outcome in this program is that I would like to do the same in giving back to the community for those who are in need of help and to reach out to make a difference in someone lives . Today I am now a participant at run your race ministry as an undergrad student working on my internship at runs your race ministry. I plan to make a difference and learn every aspect that will support the organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Barbara Miller was introduced to me by: Reverend Bobby, there I was treated with so much respect, love and compassion, and an overwhelming amount of generosity, not just financial, but Ms. Miller helped me revise my many resumes.
Ms. Miller also, kept me informed of many positions, that I was qualified for on a daily or weekly basis.
There was a career dress shop in her office, Ms. Miller introduced me to the food share.
What a wonderful experience, a wonderful person and an excellent human resource professional.
Also, Ms. Miller helped me find movers on the day before I moved, I called Ms. Miller and she delivered. Two wonderful men helped me move
I love Ms. Miller
With all sincerity, Patricia Swingle.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

Barbara Miller revised/updated my resume to current "standards". Although I haven't snagged a job yet, I've had two positive interviews. She's been most encouraging and helpful and continues to email job postings. I appreciate all her hard work!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Edwin U. Nnodim has known Barbara Miller for more than 3 years and her ministries-Run your race that help people get jobs. She send on daily basis job vacancies to my self and family and I believe she does this on daily basis to other people free of charge. Mrs. Barbara is a humanitarian who likes to help people to succeed in life. If stars are to be increased I will recommend that she be given more than 5 stars.

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

The organization need to be upgraded and need encouragement to grow because it is built in truth and fear of God.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Jaimie and I have been involved with run your race ministries for about 2 years now. Mrs. Miller helped me successfully score a job! I am so happy with the job/career that I am in now. Mrs. Miller gave me the confidence that I needed to have for my interview. The people at run your race in addition to Mrs.. Miller are very kind and supportive. I am so glad to have met such lovely and caring people. I hope that you have a wonderfully and blessed experience with Run Your Race ministries such as I have.

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

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

ms. barbara has done a fantastic job so far with run your race minisitries I am very well satisfied with what she has helped me accomplish over the last few yrs since helping me improve my resume and being able to help others obtain jobs and improve their resumes as well to help them moved forward

thank you

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I continue to be amazed by the depth of on-the-ground, heart-to-heart practical help that Run Your Race (RYR) provides in its community. For people who are out of work due to layoffs, lack of skills, language barriers and other factors, Barbara Miller and her small staff provide customized assistance for each client. Maybe the client needs help writing an effective resume, maybe they need to learn how to budget their funds, or they need proper clothes to wear or transportation for an interview. RYR also provides basic computer training, practice sessions for job interviews, language training, emergency food and housing assistance, large doses of encouragement and other types of help. Being a locally-run program/ministry, RYR is personally connected with their clients who area also their neighbors in their shared community. Run Your Race is not a large-budget program, but they would love to have added resources to help even more people learn to provide support for themselves and their families. It's a great blessing to everyone involved to see people move from hopeless, confused and insecure to become hopeful, trained and confident---productive and proud members of society. While RYR is excited to work with people from all walks of life and faiths, the principles employed to assist each person are based solidly on the love God demonstrates for all people. We need more of these types of local help programs.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

When people in a community need help, I believe the help should come from as local a source as possible. Who better can understand the needs and provide specific help than a person's neighbors in a community. Run Your Race Ministries is a great local resource for the people of their community. There are personal relationships built and customized care given. The clients are not merely numbers in a computer waiting in a line and filling out forms, but they are treated with love and respect as unique individuals. The help is given from the heart, not to fulfill a job duty. Run Your Race is a great local example of how support and benevolence should be handled in communities all across this nation.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Run Your Race Ministries is a grass-roots-level, locally-based service agency that helps the unemployed receive education and training regarding finding (and keeping) a job. Freely provided to participants is interview training, resume writing, work clothing, transportation to job fairs and interviews, hands-on computer training and other benefits. The ministry contacts local employers to seek openings for participants. Run Your Race partners with other local ministries and agencies to combine resources---to prevent wasteful overlap and inefficiencies of "reinventing the wheel." I believe the best solution to most problems can be found at the community level--not via some centralized program run from some far-away place. Therefore, the main benefit I like about Run Your Race is that it deals with real people with real needs on a very local level.

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

I am located several states away, so I don't get to see the people first-hand. But I keep in close touch by hearing the stories of real people who are encouraged in their desire to find a job and support their families.

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

Run Your Race Ministries has only been in operation for a few years, and a lot has been accomplished so far. I hope that changes for the future will include landing some financial grants from supportive organizations, being more and more connected to the local job providers, and spreading the word farther about the mission, successes and opportunities for participation with this organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

personal friendship with the director.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

help local unemployed people find a job.

What is its top priority in the long run?

draw in additional financial and manpower support to increase the numbers of participants who can be helped.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

my name is sharon crowder and i have worked with mrs. miller for run your race ministries she has provided in depth job leads to where i was hired not only that she provides daily job leads thru emails as well as well as serving the community with pantry needs especially produce clothing need and uplifting encouragement. what she and run your race ministries is vital to this community keep up the good work run your race ministries.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I lost my job in June of this year and met with Mrs. Miller and she has help me with not only jobs leads but many have lead to interviews. This organization has also help the town of Bladensburg get jobs for many like myself to find work. Mrs. Miller also help with resume writing and other skills that one would need to gain elopment. She help with our childen in both of our centers and work with the town on other projects. These are just an fews of the things I've personally experience with this organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

To me, Run Your Race Ministries is better than the state programs that only help you with employment. At Run Your Race it's not just about the job aspect but also the spiritual which is very important.

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

Working with Run Your Race has led me to many job leads and an interview. Still waiting to hear back from some Federal openings that I applied for. But also, this ministry has helped me to stay upbeat through the whole job search process.

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

It has all been a positive experience for me. I don't know of any changes I would make.

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