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August 10, 2014

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August 10, 2014

I have worked in the non profit world for decades, and was executive director of a major community center. We relied heavily on volunteers and collaboration with other non profits.
The education materials by Children's Historical Publishing for primary grade school children were a wonderful
addition to our day care and after school care centers.
Their generous contributions were gratefully received.

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Likely

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?

2014

August 5, 2014

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August 5, 2014

Home Based Arts is an amazing organization that truly cares about children. Through their creative learning activity books, HBA helps young people (in age and at heart) understand the world around them in a fun, meaningful, and memorable way!

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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?

2014

August 5, 2014
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1 previous review
September 5, 2013

I've had the opportunity to work with HBA and I think the books are very informative and serve as a positive in teaching history to our children. HBA books could serve as a supplement in our educatio... more

August 5, 2014
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I would like to nominate HBA for being an excellent tool in changing the mind-set of our children! This form of education has an impact upon the young minds of today's world!

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Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

September 5, 2013

I've had the opportunity to work with HBA and I think the books are very informative and serve as a positive in teaching history to our children. HBA books could serve as a supplement in our educational system.

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Definitely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 31, 2013

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October 31, 2013

I am always amazed at how this organization publishes new Learning Activity Books each year-- and always with a topic so relevant to grade school kids! Locally the Water Water Everywhere book (100th anniversary of the "Great Flood" brought poignant images and the story in language suitable for grade schoolers. As always they tied it into themes of success-- of sticking to it-- this time with pride in your community.

And they keep sending tens of thousands of these to schools with companion teacher's curriculum guides year after year. I always look forward to the new titles!

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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 23, 2013

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October 23, 2013

Home Based Arts is a company with a vision to preserve the history of Ohio through coloring books ! The books are an educational tool that tell stories the texts books won't. They are also educating adults! I love the concept and will continue to support the works of the authors, illustrators, and leaders behind HBA.

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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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 23, 2013

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September 24, 2011

What HBA does for children is both practical and profound, specifically with their Children's Historical Publishing division. They put books in the hands of children. And what those books do for child... more

October 23, 2013

Children's Historical Publishing actually does what so many non-profits want to do...make a meaningful impact in people's lives. They make a tremendously positive impact upon the lives of children with their learning-activity books. Most importantly, they've placed more than 370,000 books into kids' hands through schools, parents, family members and friends, which speaks to how effective they are as an organization. CHPS truly is a great non-profit!

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

Help them get more funding and volunteers.

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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?

2013

September 24, 2011

What HBA does for children is both practical and profound, specifically with their Children's Historical Publishing division. They put books in the hands of children. And what those books do for children is educate their minds and increase their capacity to learn. Kids become smarter, more confident and compassionate because they feel a sense of self-worth. HBA also places teaching guides for the books in the hands of school teachers. They provide activities and full lesson plans that often cover many underserved topics. In this way, HBA is supporting our whole educational system by taking care of kids at school and home.

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

seeing kids fully immersed in the books with smiles on their faces.

Ways to make it better...

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

provide them with more volunteers and donate more money to the organization.

September 5, 2013

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September 5, 2013

I have worked with Home Based Arts for at least five years, and have done so because they fill such an important and unique niche in the education of our children, particularly our under-served children. I think the educational products of Home Based Arts does make a change in the lives of these students, and our community is better for it.

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

broaden the advisory groups in an effort to obtain more and more secure funding to support the many projects still on the drafting table.

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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

September 29, 2011
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September 29, 2011
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Home Based Arts is one of the most unique and creative concepts I have seen yet. This region of the nation has always been known as the "Cradle of Creativity" and Home Based Arts certainly does a superb job of compiling both historic and cultural aspects of those topics with their ingenious activity books so our youth learn this type of subject matter . Books such as Dayton Inventors, People Places & Things, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Charles F. Kettering certainly make learning fun! The scope of their organization is both national as well as international and certainly puts our region on the map by telling our story so well. I would encourage you to contact them about the possibility of compiling your historical story this way.

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

by the excitement their books create

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

add more staff to be able to be more national in scope

September 26, 2011

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September 26, 2011

I used the Rule of Law for my youth summer Camp. They were very happy about it it made so simle for them to understand Moral Law and legislative law. They were able to undersatnd that law was made to protect and not to entrap us.

From the art work in the book it became so vivid for the
visual learners to comprehend what the book was talking about. I am bent on using their historical books to help the youth undersatnd the history of their country and Dayton. They recently published a book about Hall of Fame and I hope it will be good.

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I have personally experienced the results of this organization when I used one of their book Rule of Law. The kids came to understand why laws are made and why it should be kept.

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If I had to make to this organization, I would suggest that the state should partner with the organization and make availble to the public more of these books to the public. I believe being free only a few books are published at a time.

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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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

partnership with State

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

yes

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

very good and proud

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

September 21, 2011

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September 21, 2011

Having moved back to the Dayton area only five years ago, after having lived other places for the past 30+ years, I was struck by the humble and persistent efforts to reach an underserved population in the midst of such an unrelentingly perilous economic situation. Through it's children's workbook series Home Based Arts not only tries to keep hold of a large at-risk sector of the local community, it offers a novel way of providing a voice and history with which many can then identify and in which all may find a modicum of pride. This sense of 'self', as well as its attendant feeling of accomplishment, is critical for the flourishing of the individual and the success of the community.

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

I've seen the happy recognition in the face of other social service workers when these books are mentioned and shared the feeling of joy when a young person was given one of these workbooks and began to devour it like a good meal. One can't really describe the good that comes when a child recognizes a bit of him-/herself in the pages being read...

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

If I had the access/ means, I think I would partner this non-profit with a larger and more far-reaching marketing and distributing company for further exposure.

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