One of the best run, most effective community based programs I have ever known. I volunteer as needed, with any area that is asked. I donate to their fundraisers all because I see what an impact the agency has on some of the most at risk children in our community.
Truly and inspirational organization.
Review from Guidestar
I came to Third Street as a student volunteer from SJSU. I came with little expectations, but I did come with a great curiosity of what was in store for me. I've been working with kids almost all my life and I wondered if Third Street would be any different than my past experiences. And it was... I left Third Street with another reminder of how important it is to care and give attention to our youth. Many say that the youth are our future, and they're right. But they have no future if we don't steer them in the right direction, especially when they're young. My greatest memory of volunteering at Third Street was when I was talking to one of their after school program participants on our way from the school to the center. I asked him what he wants to be when he grows up, and with amazing enthusiasm, he responded: AN ACTOR! He wasn't too different from any of the other kids, but just the way that he told me about his dream of becoming an actor, I knew... I was reminded that with all the circumstances many of the kids at Third Street endure, hope was hiding in each of them. It's just a matter of others having hope and belief in them, and never losing that hope. That is definitely one thing that the staff at Third Street offers and teaches them. The youth are great dreamers, and the least we could do is to fuel their dreams with hope, so that one day their dreams do come true. That's where their future lies. So to the Third Street staff and most especially to the kids, I thank you for teaching me how to never lose hope... and keep dreaming!