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October 22, 2013

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October 22, 2013

For the past 2 years, I was a volunteer at a public school, 8 hours a week with 2 kindergarten classes. I was able to see what the teachers had to contend with: 16 students in a class, each with varying degrees of reading skills. These were 5-year olds, some of whom didn't even know "the ABC song!" When I volunteered at the Clara Fields Literacy Program this past summer, I could see a world of difference. I helped 3-year olds learn to recognize and write the capital letters, then progress to lower-case letters -- always making sure that they could write those letters. It is a step-by-step process, but before long those 3 and 4 year old children were able to read words -- and then BOOKS! What an amazing and dedicated group of people!

Ways to make it better...

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

Give them the financial help needed to expand their project. As it is, Cecil Adams even has to provide transportation for some of the children using his own "vintage" automobile.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 10, 2013

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October 10, 2013

Our national reading, math, and problem solving test scores continue to decline in global comparison. This program is outside the box, exactly what we need to start doing on a large scale to re-estalish competitiveness. I am not only proud to have a 4 year old who can read (and is very articulate for her
age) but I'm also excited and thankful to have the opportunity to support this program. The Adams' are so cool. The volunteers are patient and loving with the kids. My child loves her reading class. This is the best kept secret around ...and shouldn't be!

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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

October 8, 2013

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October 8, 2013

Clara Fields Multicultural Literacy program is wonderful. Mrs & Mr Adams and all the volunteers are patient and dedicated to teaching the art of reading to young child. My children left confident and able to read level 2 books.

Ways to make it better...

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

Bigger place.

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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

May 13, 2011

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May 13, 2011

I was very curious about the African-American Mutual Assistance Network's Clara Fields Multi-cultural Literacy Program until I received an email from my very good friend Margie. Margie shared AAMAN's Press Release of their "Top-Rated Children & Families Nonprofit" standing they received from GrateNonprofits. Then I received my Coulee Parenting Magazine, and there they were again; there is no need for further curiosity. I am looking forward to joining their literacy program and felt I needed to give a positive voice to an African-American organization in our community.

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

Positive updates and shared information from close friends.

Ways to make it better...

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

increase their visibility.

April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011

As a single parent of two children, ages 3 and 4-years old, I know the importance of reading. I myself was functionally illiterate. Times are hard for me these days and I find myself not having the time to teach my kids. I placed them is so called "Daycare Preschool" and I'm very disappointed. I asked around, friends and family members, if they knew of an affordable preschool literacy programs? Five out of six said, Mrs. Adams' literacy program. I check them out on the web at: http://aaman.us/fields.html and was very impressed. I trust my friends and family so I intend to enroll both my kids in Mrs. Adams' literacy program!

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

the opinions of friends and family. I value their input and suggestions.

Ways to make it better...

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

call community meetings for input to determine if any changes are warranted.

April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011

Many people has contacted me and asked if I knew anything about the Clara Fields Multicultural Literacy Program; I said, well of course. You see, my daughter was one of the lucky ones that got the benefit of Mrs. Adams' teaching. They wanted my opinion because they were thinking about registering their kids. I responded, "there is nothing to think about, do it!"

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

their teaching approach and ability.

Ways to make it better...

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

spread the word!

April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011

As a retired teacher that raised three children, I learned that reading was the most important skill necessary to succeed. If you cannot read, you cannot write or comprehend; therefore, you cannot learn! With all of the publicity they received as recipients of the Pepsi Refresh Project Grant, I attended their CFMLP's Open House a few weeks ago to conceder placing my grandchild in their literacy program. After viewing the students and all of the innovative educational tools, plus the Executive Director's teaching methods, I decided I will register my grandchild.

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

attending their Open House and observing their students and innovative teaching tools.

Ways to make it better...

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

increase their visibility.

April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011

My daughter's best friend attends the Clara Fields Multicultural Literacy Program. Every night that we have a sleepover, her best friend reads a new book to all of us. Honestly, I thought she was reading from memory. Then one night, she got one of my daughter's books we checked out from the library and began to read. My daughter no longer has to ask, "Mommy can I go".

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

experiencing their literacy teaching results!

Ways to make it better...

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

advertise, advertise, advertise!

April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011

I have, without hesitation, donated to AAMAN's Youth Programs since 2003. I will continue to support AAMAN, not just because of its leadership, but because of their commitment to the health, education and welfare of our Nation's youth.

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

contributing to its growth and witnessed the educational growth of the youth they serve.

Ways to make it better...

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

expand its locations.

April 25, 2011

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April 25, 2011

I volunteer at the site far less than I would like to. However, when I do get to see the children, the development that transpired has been tremendous. This program will place the children far above their peers in the classroom. In a time when school budgets continue to shrink and teachers will be faced with growing class sizes, this sort of advantage will be invaluable. Let's face it; there will probably never be a time again when a child will be able to receive the student to teacher ratio that is provided through the Clara Fields Multicultural Literacy Program.

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

I have been there to see the children grow in their reading and writing abilities. Each child is at a different place. Some of the advanced children are reading books on their own. Some of our younger students are able to recognize and name letters and are at the stage where they will start writing the letters.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would like to see the word spread about this progam, and attendance grow. Reading and writing is such a vital skill in the world today, and I know there are more children here in La Crosse who would benefit from program.

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