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February 12, 2011

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February 12, 2011

The Festival Center is a place of learning, activity, and service to the community, especially to the poor. I have been attending classes at the School of Servant Leadership there since it opened its doors in 1990. My small church meets there every Monday night. The Board members and teachers serve without pay. The staff views their jobs as a "calling".

The classes I've taken have enriched my life. They have opened my eyes to the needs of a suffering world. As a result I have served on boards of other charities, such as Joseph's House (a hospice for homeless men with AIDS and cancer) and The Family Place (a drop-in center for [mostly] Latino immigrants with young children.

In classes and in various projects I made friends who are different from myself in race, language, and economic status. This has opened my heart to want to become a "servant leader" myself.

The Great!

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

See above.

Ways to make it better...

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

find a way to help the Board create a more unified vision of future mission. I would also work harder at fundraising.

February 12, 2011

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February 12, 2011

This is a place of welcome and learning where everyone who comes is encouraged to discover and share their own voice and vision. This happens through classes, event gatherings, a set-aside time of prayers at noon, and being a bridge daily among folks of diverse cultures and economic groups. If you are open to having your mind and heart expanded, this is the place. Not only for the formally educated, the so-called "power holders" of our society, but people from all walks of life. Check into the next term of classes, or attend the Tuesday evening speaker series. That's a good starting place to discover for yourself what the Festival Center is about.

The Great!

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

classes, events and other gatherings. And I personally benefit from having them located near my neighborhood because of their positive values and social justice work.

Ways to make it better...

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

encourage them to have a more welcoming presence at the front desk. Different people are there at different times and sometimes they don't notice who's coming and going. Also, the full-time staff and program directors aren't visibly present and available as much as I would like.

January 28, 2011

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January 28, 2011

Festival center is becoming a neighborhood meeting place as well as a source of informative and inspirational groups and classes that attract diverse attendees who are interested in exploring practical spirituality.
The quiet chapel space is open every day to anyone in the neighborhood for
prayer and meditation.

The Great!

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

I have been strengthened and. encouraged in my spiritual life and in my community service through Festival Center.

Ways to make it better...

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

spread the word thoughout metro Washington about Festicval Center's programs and services.

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