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November 30, 2010

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November 30, 2010

As Community Engagement Coordinator for One Man’s Treasure and its current Executive Director, I have been privileged to work in partnership with the Jubilee Park Community Center board and staff on a special project to assist formerly incarcerated men in the Jubilee Park/Fair Park area who are searching for employment by providing them with clothing appropriate for interviewing. From the initial stages of the program to the present, I have found everyone involved with the Jubilee Center to be helpful and enthusiastic in their support of the mission of our program. Whenever I am at the Center, I find that same enthusiasm and dedication in all of the services to the Jubilee Park community, especially with the educational programs for children and adults and its outreach to the area senior citizens. The spirit of a visitor to the Center cannot help but be lifted when witnessing the work of St Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, the volunteers, and Community Center staff in Jubilee Park. It is a place of joy and hope.

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

serving in the community through the partnership of One Man's Treasure with the Jubilee Center and seeing the dedication of the staff and volunteers not only in assisting with our program but in the lives of the community members through the ongoing education programs. I see the Jubilee Park Community Center as a true example of Christ's call in Matthew 25:36-40 to serve Him and others.

Ways to make it better...

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

strenghten the communications of the work of the Center to the citizens of Dallas.

November 29, 2010

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November 29, 2010

My experience with the Jubilee Center has shown me that I can be an educator towards the young children that will soon be the future of accountants, construction workers, teachers, etc. Jubilee has provided the exercise for me mentally to focus on constructive teaching and behavior modifacation towards children. The Jubilee Center is a tree that branches off and helps families and the community and many different ways. For example, school supplies for children, after school well placed meals to keep their young minds and bodies energized after a long day of school. The Jubilee Center also helps the community out economically with utilities. This also includes the childrens families that attend the Center.

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

Selfawareness. I am aware that I can educate children. I do not have children of my on but the capacity of students I work with is a big role that I once was skeptic about.

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

If I had to make changes to the Jubilee Center it would be to constantly inspect the inside and outside walls for crayon graffiti, and skid marks made by sneakers. Also to inspect the play ground area for damaged swings and chains that would be of any threat to injury. Also to check for drug paraphernalia such as marijuana bags and obscene material such as condom waste, because children play in the park.

November 29, 2010

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November 29, 2010

Being at Jubilee has been a rewarding experience. I thank Jubilee for changing my mind in wanting to now become a teacher all due to working in the summer and after school program they provided. Being at Jubilee and getting to know the families in the five years I have been here has been life changing. Many of the families have opened their home to me which they had not done to other staff members here. It is great to see that there is a place like Jubilee where people can just walk in through the door and feel like at home. Jubilee is more than just a community center it's a home where we all come together and become a family.

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

just simply talking to the community members in the summer program, after-school program, ESL and computer classes.

Ways to make it better...

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

not make any changes on the contrary I would like to see other places like Jubilee in other communities.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

November 29, 2010

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November 29, 2010

My professional background is in nonprofit-management, but I have chosen to volunteer my time at Jubilee because I heartily believe in Jubilee. It calls to me because it embodies so much heart and soul, but at the very same time it is very strategic in its multi-dimensional approach to changing lives in an impoverished neighborhood.

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

When I helped organize the community event, it was so great to see the hundreds of community members joining together in community with smiles on their faces. I have also experienced results one on one with the children that I tutor when they stretch themselves academically and also realize that some stranger cares enough to be there very week just for them.

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

Work on some elements of the basic infrastructure, such as the development of a more complete database.

November 29, 2010

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November 29, 2010

I am glad Jubilee is in the neighborhood giving great insight and perspectives. The work that is being done with the children is very needed in this community, and it is a great educational base for children to start learning about history, science, etc. I enjoy the staff - it is an excellent group! Everyone is the best! I want to stay in Jubilee and stay with the organization, because Jubilee is going to grow, and I want to grow with Jubilee! Jubilee is going to go places, and I wish to stay involved!

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

As a student in the ESL and Computer classes, I am learning! I'm learning to speak spanish and communicate with my neighbors, and I'm learning to operate a computer to increase my knowledge. I want to challenge myself to learn a new language and being thankful that Jubilee has this program in place- I can increase my skills and perhaps help someone else.

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

The children need help with their behavior in the after school program. They need help learning what is acceptable behavior in public. They could learn this better by doing role play and make it a game to make it fun.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

It is across the street from my house.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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November 29, 2010

I had the opportunity to visit Jubilee with a group of theology students in October of this year. It is an impressive facility, professional kitchen and serving area, classrooms for pre-school and K-12 students. Separate facility for older students to meet and hang out. The grounds were spacious and well maintained. The community garden was another indication how Jubilee is reaching out to the community in positive ways. They have a great relationship with the local police who also share part of their office space in a facility separate from the kitchen and classrooms. Jubilee has a friendly, forward looking and knowledgeable staff. Overall, our visit was a great positive experience. .

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

Just in my initial reactions given in my review during my first time visit to the facility.

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

Can't respond to this one.

November 29, 2010

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November 29, 2010

I have worked with the Jubilee Project since the very beginning as a volunteer. Assisting the neighbors of the community in rebuilding this neighborhood has provided an opportunity for me to appreciate how people living in difficult circumstances can teach the rest of us the value of cooperating with one another to improve conditions for all. There is a common thread that I have observed and that is when two communities interact over a long period of time they both are changed for the better. This experience has become an enormous part of my life, and I foresee continued commitment to helping whenever I can for as long as I can.

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

I have seen young children grow into adulthood and come back to serve their own community; I have seen undocumented citizens earn citizenship because of the educational opportunities given to adults. I have seen the organization grow from a small facility to a wonderful headquarters with the best available technology. I have seen crime reduced and people being able to walk in their own neighborhood without fear.

Ways to make it better...

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

Continue to work to strengthen the staff and stabilize funding.

November 29, 2010

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November 29, 2010

I am a Housing Inspector with the City of Dallas, and an active member of the community that I have attended Church Services in for 18 years. I am also a serving member of the Executive Committee of the United Peoples Neighborhood Association in Jubilee Park. I have seen the lowest of the lows as far as Crime, Neighborhood decline, and lack of interest among residents in the (now) Jubilee Park Community. The lack of interest in improving their conditions and a general sense of 'Everyone has lied to us before, and we trust no one. However, I am highly elated and blown away by the 'before' and 'after' insertion of the Jubilee Park & Community Center. I have worked very closely with the JP&CC from the onset and the initial Revitalization Plan, well before the mention of the Cowboy Stadium coming to the Fair Park Area. I cannot say enough about the care, dedication, overwhelming support, and grassroots LOVE that has been and still is a part of the entire Staff of the Jubilee Park and Community Center. In such a diverse and challenging neighborhood (a desert), life has sprung eternal. As a member of the community, I have experienced nothing less than FULL, and UNWAVERING SUPPORT, that has been given to each resident and their needs. We are proud to have become a Model Neighborhood in Crime Watch (more cameras monitored by DPD than other Communities), Neighbor Participation, Neighborhood Cleanliness, NEW NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER, NEW COMMUNITY CENTER, breaking ground for a SENIOR HOUSING COMPLEX in January, Head Start Center with plans for an addition Center, Green Spaces for residents, a BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED PARK for residents, and the list can go on and on. In a community of such vast needs, diverse ethnic backgrounds, where economic depravity, where senior citizen needs and desires were being pushed aside; the JPCC has met each head on and succeeded. I can only ask that you come and visit our Model Community, and you will be as enthusiastic as I am...

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

community center cooperation in the assistance to seniors by providing resources, transportation and food

Ways to make it better...

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

clone it!!!

November 29, 2010

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November 29, 2010

As a member of the Communications Committee of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas, I have a special interest in and passion for the work in progress known as Jubilee Park & C ommunity Center. Incredible vision and dedication has brought this project to the day of the dedication of the Walt Humann and T. Boone Pickens Community Center. This Center is the heart of the Jubilee neighborhood, transformed by volunteers, priests and clergy, the police department - untold numbers of individuals who felt strongly the possibility for success.

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

Having sat on the Communications Committee for many years, I know many of the Jubilee stories - of transformation and dedication - of inividual impact and neighborhood revitalization.

Ways to make it better...

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

Continue to find ways to Communicate the dedication and success of Jubilee on the individuals in this 62 block neighborhood.

November 28, 2010

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November 28, 2010

I have lived in Jubilee Park for 13 years and all of my children was helped by the after school program. Our last child is now about to graduated from high school ad I owe a great thank you to Jubilee for be4ing available for my children. I volunteer with the neighborhood association and Jubilee also helps with the safty in the community. They host children in the evening as well as feed them. The families are so grateful for the assistance that is available for them. They have helped families with paying their rent and given them gift cards to buy food for their families. Thank you, Jubilee.

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

My children went to the after school program.

Ways to make it better...

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

Continue to help bridge the gap in the community

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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

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

It helped me with my leadership skills.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It makes me feel that I've made a difference in the community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Tutor elementary students at O.M. Roberts Elementary

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