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March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

I am so very impressed by Community Women Against Hardship and the services that they provide to the community--helping families struggling with poverty issues learn to become more self sufficient. In addition to helping the parents, they also help the children learn of a better life. From the transitional housing program, which helps people on the path to home ownership, to the after-school and Jazz programs, CWAH teaches families that hard-work is the key to success and that they are respected and valued.

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

seeing the successes of the families who use their services

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

provide many staff members to help with all of the details that can be overwhelming and take time away from other necessary duties

March 8, 2011

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March 8, 2011

This is a great orgainzation who impacts low income families. I have seen this orgainzation help give shelter, clothing, food and education to families in need. They have such wonderful programs such as GED mentoring, Group counseling, classses to teach children how to play jazz with different instruments. They teach nutrtional programs to help with obesity, diabetes and hypertension. The group have some fantastic consultants who work with these families for at least a year.

This orgainzation has a wonderful transitional housing program as well. It is a 2 year program which prepares people to become home owners. It shows people how to save money how to deal with their credit scores. It teaches them on how to deal with financial institutions. It teaches them to live by a bugdet.

This orgainzation tries to give a" hand up" to people to help them become more self sufficient. The organization is a resource broker for area families. It is a group who does" make a difference in people's lives"!!!!!!!

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I have personally seen people purchase their own homes with the help of CWAH's transitional housing program!! Great impact on people who other wise would not have had the opportunity.

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I would hire at least another person to help the other fulltime employees. These ladies do a remarkable job with the volunteers they work with throughout the year.

June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

Although I am a relatively new Board Member of Community Against Hardship (CWAH), I have been aware of and associated with the organization in varying capacity for over 10 years. I have seen this organization grow into a critical provider of Family Support and Services within the St Louis Region and project the image that is typically reserved for the national and international presence. When my life took a turn and I was looking for a place to “belong”, it was without hesitation that CWAH became that place; a place where I can help and at times just as important “learn” from others experiences and circumstances. Gloria Taylor’s ability to smile and bring smile to others regardless of the situation is a true testament to “finding your passion” and success will follow. With very little she has been able to help and positively impact so many. My day to day role as VP with Wells Fargo Advisors provides opportunities for me to sharpen my skills. My role at CWAH allows me to utilize those skills beyond the corporate arena and visualize immediate results. I am honored to be associated with such an elite team who continually strive to provide the ultimate best in a desperate society.

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The results I have experienced are the “testimonials” from those who have benefitted from this organization and have seen their lives and hopes renewed. While participating in the recent Christmas and children’s gift program, I realized that it is seeing the smiles of appreciation on the faces of the little ones that makes it worthwhile. Helping out in that even felt more like helping myself, what a wonderful feeling.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

I have been a part of Community Women Against Hardship (CWAH) for sixteen years. The organization has assisted me during a very difficult time in my life. I was a Battered wife and recently divorced with three young children. The case managers and CEO of CWAH reached out to my family and our life has never been the same. During the sixteen years of service and friendship, I have volunteered in several capacities, educated and adopted families. During my service of giving back to the community, I have obtained a dual Associates’ Degree, Bachelors of Arts, two Masters Degrees and in pursuit of my PH.D in Educational Leadership. I am proud to be a part of (CWAH), if the organization had not crossed my families’ path during the critical time of my life I do not know how far and to what extent I would have grown (excelled). If any organization deserves to be praised for the service that is renderd, it’s CWAH.

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Advice, wisdom and leadership are given to all who partake of it. If there is a single mother who is on the verge of giving up and has no were to turn, CWAH is just a phone call away.

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

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would allow the organization to assist all families in need, spiritually, emotionally and educationally. I guess this would be a dream considering the financial constraint of operating as a Non-for-profit organization.

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

The love and outreach that ever person has for others.

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

Outstanding

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

Reach out to more families and provide services that are needed in the community.

Ways to make it better...

More people in the community would care about the organization and lend a hand.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding, to complete projects and continue educational support for students in the local area and repairs for the facility.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love Community Women Against Hardship and the entire staff, especially Gloria Taylor. She is a wonderful person, mother, and mentor to all.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

May 30, 2010

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May 30, 2010

I have personally worked with several different families over the years to help each family to become more self sufficent. We have helped people make the transition from renting to owning their own homes. This orgainzation provides a number of services which include GED Program, Health and Wellness classes, Computer classes and has an oustanding youth Jazz class for studying and playing all types of jazz. This orgainzation does a great job with taking the entire family unit on a educational trips outside of St. Louis arena for example, the families went to the Clinton Library last summer. In the past they have been to president Lincoln's Library in Springfield Illinois, Altanta Georgia(Spellman College, Moorehouse and Clark University), They been to the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. They been to the stock market just to name a few This orgainzation helps expose families to places they have had a siginficant impact on the history of our country.

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I have personally seen women look and ask "why would a group of people want to help me and they do not even know me? The answer is simple this orgainzation knows it can and does make a difference in people's lives one day at a time.

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

Work on Marketing this organization to the St. Louis community. Everyone should know how hard Gloria Taylor works to make St. Louis a better place for people who are often looked over because of poverty.

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

Helping other see their potential for greatness and change.

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

The type of people you would be proud to work side by side to help acheive a common goal. They are always so very warm to others.

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

Could help thousands of people to become more self sufficient. It could build more housing for families who are in need of a place to live while learning to better themselves.

Ways to make it better...

I could voulnteer my services more on a daily basis.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Securing the necessary funds to help larger numbers of people who need help with financial, and emotional support.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is an organization who have truly worked hard to make a difference in other people's lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 24, 2010

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May 24, 2010

I first learned about this organization when I was interviewing the Executive Director, Ms. Gloria Taylor, as part of my CORO Women in Leadership class. I was so impressed by Ms. Taylor's dedication to the goal of empowering women to succeed--for themselves and their families--that I wanted to get more involved. Ms. Taylor asked me to be on the Board and I was honored to be invited to be a part of such a wonderful group of Board members.

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I have seen the success of several women who have benefitted from this organization's services and am amazed at how far they can stretch their limited donations

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2003

May 13, 2010

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May 13, 2010

I have been a board member for several years and a volunteer for over 10 and I cannot say enough about this organization. Their hands-on-approach, guided by faith is an inspiration to all involved. Please consider CWAH when you are looking to give, whether monetary or in-kind. No act of kindness, no matter the size is ever wasted.

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

being able to assist families buy their first home.

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

meeting all the people that are a part of the agency.

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

THE BEST!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 12, 2010

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May 12, 2010

This wonderful organization is headed by Ms. Gloria Taylor. Ms. Taylor and her staff go the extra mile when garnering resources to keep CWAH up and running. Children receive tutoring, have access to a computer lab and attend field experiences. The building houses a boutique for women seeking to get in the workforce to find proper attire. This organization is also an umbrella for The Advancement of Jazz Study and Performance, in which students are exposed to and taught jazz history and performance which culminates into a recital open to the public. Ms. Taylor is a wonderful human spirit, and her gift of giving needs full recognition. Sponsorship is truly needed to allow CWAH to continue giving back to the community.

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

my interactions with students and families benefitting from CWAH.

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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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