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June 16, 2008

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June 16, 2008

I love this organization and love what it is about. The people in Front Porch that I have the pleasure of knowing have a quality about them that lets a person know that they are truly in their lines of work to help out in the community. They aren't like any other group who helps out the less fortunate just to look good in the public's eye; they honestly care about each individual they assist. Front Porch is the type of organization that does the best job in their field and won't ask for recognition of their endevours. Front Porch has taught me lessons about the importance of giving back to my community, and these lessons will stay with me in my personality and the positive actions I take for the rest of my life. I owe much of my current success in my young life to Front Porch, for I have only accomplished those acheivements with Front Porch

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

the growth of my fellow peers and myself in the numerous activities Front Porch has held in the past.

Ways to make it better...

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

put Ms. Patsy in charge, or at least have her as my business coach and advisor.

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

how much of an impact I and others apart of Front Porch make in our community.

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

Incredible and some of the kindest and dearing people any one person or people could ask for. I love you Ms. Patsy and Ms. Colleen!!!

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

continue its success by extending its reaches to the many communities in the US that doesn't know about Front Porch

Ways to make it better...

I don't believe my experience could have been anymore better than before. The only way, maybe, is occassional celebrity appearances from household names, like Micheal Jordan or Maya Angelou.

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

Raising enough money to help communities on a nation-wide scale and getting Front Porch's name out there so people will know about them.

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

Ms. Patsy and Ms. Colleen are the best!!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

June 14, 2008

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June 14, 2008

FPA is the standard bearer for cooperative efforts with innercity neighborhoods to improve living conditions and develop a concerned community.

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

top notch !

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

June 14, 2008
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June 14, 2008
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Overall, this is an excellent organization committed to helping people develop life-skills enabling them to become self sufficient citizens. I have had the previlige of serving as a mentor in the Career Builder's Resource Center since its inception last year. This group was established by the Front Porch Alliance to help men of all ages find meaningful employment. The level of appreciation expressed by these men for the help they have received in learning basic job search skills has been outstanding. We have helped them develop their skills in resume writing, locating job opportunities, applying for jobs, and interviewing. In addition, a course in basic computer skills was recently taught by the mentors and five mentees "graduated". I urge the men of the community to participate as a mentor. It is truly needed and a rewarding experience.

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

the self confidence the mentees have developed. Some have found positions and others are approaching the job search in a disciplined and eager manner.

Ways to make it better...

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

work hard to maintain the excellent staff that is currently in place.

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

it offers a way to share some knowledge and techniques that I have learned in my career. The see the look of gratitude on the faces of those we have worked with is truly rewarding.

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

truly dedicated to fulfilling the mission of Front Porch Alliance.

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

open a full time career development center dedicated helping the men and women of the inner-city train for and find meaningful employment and take a major step forward in eliminating poverty and crime.

Ways to make it better...

we could have done more faster. These men need jobs now, but the process takes time. As the Career program becomes more established and well-known, we hope the business community will step forward with more job opportunities for these deserving men.

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

adequate funding and continuing to develop trust levels within the community it serves. FPA has made excellent strides in establishing a level of trust in the community by maintaining a presense and following through on its programs.

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

everyone should step out of their secure everyday world and lend a hand to those in need. These people do not want welfare they want to opportunity to be contributing citizens. Let's help and make it a better place for everyone!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

June 13, 2008

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June 13, 2008

Front Porch Alliance works "alongside" the residents in the Ivanhoe neighborhood making the physical conditions of their homes better and providing programming for the adults and youth in the neighborhood. FPA did not come once or twice but has stayed and for that the residents are grateful. FPA has built alot of "trust" with their neighbors. I love the summer programming for the youth and the monthly "Learn 'n Grow" programming for all residents.

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

the successes they've had with the children and the trust they've built with all of the residents.

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

working with such a wonderful Director and Board.

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

so giving of their time and talents. THey really take the time to get to know the residents in the neighborhood.

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

house all of the FPA programming in a neighborhood community center.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

June 13, 2008

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June 13, 2008

As one of the early Board members of Front Porch Alliance, we learned from experts in community development that the only way to succeed in helping revitalize the Ivanhoe community was to work alongside the residents and help them to meet their own goals. We've worked hard to involve the residents in planning and implementation. I feel that after 9 years, we've formed lifelong friendships, broken down stereotypes on both sides, built trust - and best of all, improved life in the neighborhoods.

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

reduced crime, fewer drug houses, youth participating actively in positive programs, less trash, and friendships that transcend racial barriers.

Ways to make it better...

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

hire more staff.

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

seeing the change that has happened over 9 years.

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

warm, caring and hard working!

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

reach many more people.

Ways to make it better...

we could help create more positive job opportunities for residents of Ivanhoe.

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

in creating more job opportunities.

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

the way that FPA works with the residents means harder, messier work - but it's really the only way to succeed in the long run.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

June 13, 2008

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June 13, 2008

This is an organization that gets their hands dirty helping residents of the urban core improve their day to day living. I learned about them while volunteering with my son's class to to a cleanup in the neighborhood and build a pocket park for the residents. Front Porch knows the residents and can instantly respond to their special needs in a crisis. Residents who have grown to trust the organization and "pay it forward".

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

Helping the residents in emergencies and crises. It is expensive to live in poverty

Ways to make it better...

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

Smile and cry a lot.

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

Seeing the residents thrive and help their neighbors.

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

Kind, caring people who work too many hours!

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

Touch the whole city.

Ways to make it better...

I had had a better understanding of poverty.

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

Awareness in the community.

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

These guys keep coming back to help the residents.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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