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September 30, 2010

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September 30, 2010

826CHI is one of the most impressive organizations I have ever seen in action. The staff are some of the hardest working and enthusiastic people I have ever met with the added bonus of being funny, inventive and just plain unstoppable. The volunteers are a class by themselves in their dedication and versatility. The organization works with thousands of children each year during after school tutoring, in-school sessions, field trips to the 826CHI center itself and writing workshops on weekends. The student written publications are great reading for all ages - hilarious, surreal, touching and sometimes wise beyond the author's years - and are a tangible accomplishment for the young writers who are included. Also, using the TOWL, 826CHI has evaluated its programming and shown that what 826CHI does makes children better writers, period.

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

a workshop my son attended about befriending aliens. He was happy to explain about his writing project to anyone who would listen and waited patiently for a small book with all the stories but asked for it often until I brought it home ... finally!

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

wonderful staff and volunteers working to make the kids have a great time learning to write!

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

Friendly, fun, encouraging, skilled and helpful.

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

change a generation.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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