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June 16, 2008

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June 16, 2008

I came to know this wonderful organization and church when I was assigned to the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council 9 years ago as a community organizer for Project Neighborhood. I was facing a hugh challenge, because my assignment was to assist the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council in reorganing their neighborhood. Project Neighborhood choose Ivanhoe because of the high crime, numerous drug houses, littered streets and illegal dumping sites and the small number of involved residents. Front Porch Alliance came to the rescue by assisting the neighborhood in all of their initiates to revive the neighborhood. Their first task was to fund and assist in organizing clean ups, because they recognized that the apperance of neighborhood was the first phase of revitalization. Front Porch Alliance has since vitally saved the lives of many residents and youth by providing numerous services and programs that were not available for them before the Front Porch Alliance partner with the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council

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

Saving the lives of residents

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

Change nothing

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

Having a place to refer residents who are in need

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

Wonderful

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

Expand to other community

Ways to make it better...

I could spent more time assist Front Porch

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

Having enough funds

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

I can always count on Front Porch Alliance, when I have no one else to turn to.

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June 16, 2008

Front Porch Alliance works to enhance the lives of the residents of the neighbrhoods it serves by providing mentoring and tutoring programs, minor home repair, nutrition and health programs, life skills programs, job training, parent training and support groups. It gives the people it serves access to the Kansas City cultural community. It encourages students to stay in school and provides them many opportunities for fun and learning. It builds bridges between people of different Kansas City neighborhoods by connecting volunteers and residents. By doing that, it makes volunteers more aware of the problems of people who live in poverty as well as what we have in common.

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

the trust it has developed with the residents of the neighborhood and the staff and faculty of the school it serves.

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

create a program for high school students that would direct them to the best high schools, teach them study skills, offer ACT/SAT prep classes, mentor them through the college process, offer a place to study a couple of afternoons a week, and hold them to high academic standards.

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

working directly with the residents in the neighborhood.

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

extraordinary, committed, dedicated, faithful and hardworking. One of the reasons FPA succeeds is that its staff and volunteers stay the course.

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

build a facility where we could train residents of KansasCity for employment, tutor the children after school, provide a gym for the youth to play and have a safe place to hang out. On Saturdays all of our programs would be held under one roof. More residents of the urban core could be served.

Ways to make it better...

I can't imagine my experience being better. The staff supports the volunteers, the residents have embraced me, and the work is satisfying. My work with Front Porch has changed my life.

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

resolving our space issues and hiring more staff. Both of these require more funding.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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