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October 28, 2013

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October 28, 2013

Art With a Heart is truly amazing. They are dedicated to making a difference, and they do every day. Not only are they passionate and intuitive to community needs, they are also extremely organized and get things done. I always look forward to working with them.

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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

October 28, 2013

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October 28, 2013

I am a nonprofit marketing and development consultant with more than a decade of experience specifically in the arts and arts education programs. I have worked with the Art with a Heart staff and board for the last year and a half in a consulting and advisory role. The organization has grown tremendously during that time and I know that they are making solid and sound business and program decisions that equate to lean operation and reaching more people with their programs and services.

Art with a Heart is a life-changing organization for underserved youth. The programs are not focused just on artistic product but on personal growth and development - meaningful engagement and personal development through arts education.

I have been so moved by the work of the organization that, after offering advice many times from a consulting standpoint, I found myself giving of my own time and money to help the staff better achieve their ambitious goals. The organization is one of the most well run I have encountered in Indianapolis and I am honored to be associated with their powerful mission to provide hands-on visual arts experiences that educate and inspire at-risk children. Those who have not witnessed their work yet are missing a remarkable opportunity.

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

continue the expansion of programs to reach more at-risk youth, and continue being deliberate and diligent about spreading the word of these powerful programs.

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

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?

2013

June 6, 2012

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June 6, 2012

My daughter has attended Art With AWAH classes for five years.She was first introduced to AWAH offered as an after school program, then she later was introduced to the Saturday morning Honors Art Class. The classroom experiences she's had, have helped her to be able to see the world in a whole new light. AWAH has helped her hone the skills she already had, and has given her new skills to work with. I am a single mother, and AWAH has given my daughter opportunities she may have not otherwise gotten. She was even picked to present a piece of artwork that she alone created to present to the Founder of AWAH, at this year's fundraiser/art exhibit! AWAH gives our children a positive way to express themselves, and has opened a lot of doors for out younger generation. I personally want to thank AWAH for everything they have done for our family

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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?

2012

May 23, 2012

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May 23, 2012

I became aware of AWAH through my daughter, an art teacher by profession. Through her I learned of the hard work and dedication AWAH has in helping children appreciate and develop their artistic talents. As a citizen of Indianapolis, I am very concerned that our community foster art, music, literature, and theatre in our children. It's part of what makes a community wholesome, desirable, and beautiful. AWAH is working tirelessly to do that. And I thank them for it.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 23, 2012

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May 23, 2012

My daughter has been part of Art With A Heart for over 3 years. We learned about it through her Catholic School summer program Great Spirits in Indianapolis. From that summer program, my daughter has participated in the Saturday honors program with Art With a Heart. This program has provided affordable yet exciting and educational service for my daughter. She has worked with mediums ranging from clay to water color to "trash" to felt to building small models. The teachers are kind and work well with the kids. This program has provided my daughter with a release and with self esteem that I could not do for her myself.

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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?

2012

May 23, 2012

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May 23, 2012

Hello, I'd like to say AWAH is a great program for children of all ages and parents who are involved in their kids development. You never know how much talent your child really has until you get them involved in something educational, exciting, challenging and fun all at the same time. That is what AWAH has been for me and my daughter's experience and it's been our 1st year with the group, my daughter Maxene has learned a lot with the group, she's 12 yrs old and loved the different projects AWAH presented each weekend, techniques learned aside from painting. I encourage anyone with a child interested in art, painting, drawing or culturally inclined to bring their child to AWAH program. I'm the parent of an AWAH student and I LOVE being involved with their activities and working with the children. Happy 10 yrs AWAH and many more to come with future artist. Lyz Wilkins

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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?

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?

2012

September 28, 2011

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September 28, 2011

As a fellow Art Educator and colleague I have had the pleasure of witnessing how much of a difference Art With a Heart has made in its surrounding community. The organization provides many beneficial services to the youth of the Indianapolis area as well as to children in need from other areas of the world. True compassion and care is shown by each individual that is associated with Art With a Heart, the curriculum is carefully selected and concentrated to meet the needs of every student that participates the Art With a Heart afterschool programs and summer workshops.

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seeing the difference it has made in many childrens' lives.

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

give them more resources!

September 27, 2011

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September 27, 2011

I was the summer intern for two months in 2011, and Art With A Heart is really a spectacular organization. The staff truly cares about the children that they work with, and they really want to make a difference in their lives. Since the children that AWAH works with are all at-risk, it's essential that they continue to be exposed to organizations like AWAH in order to give them a positive outlet for their emotions.

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I worked alongside the Executive Director and two other full-time staff members who are also teachers for AWAH. I was able to go into the classroom and experience the services that AWAH provides. It was a very eye-opening experience; so many of these kids really rely on art to give them a positive outlet and something safe and fun to do.

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

Give it a bigger venue; AWAH is actually changing locations in December of 2011, though, so that will soon be changed! I'd love to see them expand more and provide classes in their own facility.

September 22, 2011

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September 22, 2011

My son has been involved in the program for several years. I watched as it helped him with not only his love of creative arts but also his application of what he learned to other areas of his life.

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with my son

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

provide it greater funding

September 20, 2011

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September 20, 2011

This has been an awesome expierence for my girls. They both go to the Saturday art class. The teachers are great, talented and very kind to all children. When my kids enjoy something, i know it is a good thing!! They also going into lower income neighborhood schools and teach art after school.

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

Seeing my children's confidence grow.

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

do nothing. Everyone is fantastic!

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