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May 1, 2011

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May 1, 2011

I have been a donor of MECA for over 25 years or more. As a former school teacher and an active volunteer in the arts, I appreciate the many cultural and educational programs provided children ( for the most part from liminted resources) who live in the inner city of Houston. I have attended many cultural programs not only on the site of the Center but at other educational and cultural venues of Houston. Each child is counselled to excell to the best of their abilities. Parents are actively involved and in that way, not only appreciate the talents of their children, but expand in their own social and cultural education. There always haas to be an energetic and visionary person in each organization who formulates and guides the activities and goals of that entity. Alice Valdez has dedicated her life and talents to MECA and has been able to overcome the many adverse econmic and political roadblocks that the organization faced while conserving her
interest in the social, cultural and educational benefits that were necessary for the children , youth and families served by MECA.

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

seeing the success of many of the children and youths served by this organization. Some have returned to be teachers and volunteers for the next generation. I also appreciate the programs in visual and performing art that are presented at MECA and at other venues of the City of Houston.

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

hope to see more financial aid available so that the programs would be always available under talented and well paid instructors and teachers. As with most educational arts, cultural and social agencies, funding is difficult, specially in these economic times.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The purpose of providing educational and cultural programs to an inner city population of children and youth, under professional instructors and teachers and with the participation of parents.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I have always been a donor and more funds are necessary due to the cutting of state government support as well as the limitation of funding from businesses, corporations and foundations due to the economy of our nation.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Please support a proven organization which will continue to serve the growing inner city population of Houston.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 1, 2010

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March 1, 2010

I have enjoyed the shows I have seen and how the the children enjoy their performance. I've seen the parents and kids have fun in the activities they are doing. It would be great for the kids and parents to keep returning to MECA and to learn and grow more. The Viva La Amor concert was great and I enjoyed the different performances in this concert. The environment was like one big family.

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

the services they provide to the community.

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

all the shows they provide and Day of the Dead Festival.

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

very helpful, courteous and are always there to help you with your particular needs to the best of their ability.

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

have a better services, and to help the children to their fullest ability.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 28, 2010

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February 28, 2010

Any organization that has a passion for the youth of our country to become contributing citizens when reaching adulthood deserves much praise. MECA is this organization. The time and service that is given by all the staff goes above the call of duty. They are truly dedicated servants! They believe in kids!

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in attending performances by students and alumni.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 21, 2010

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February 21, 2010

MECA is one of the most sincere organizations I have ever come across. They give to the local community all that is possible with their limited funds. The results are way above average. There are few groups who contribute so directly to the people they are attempting to assist. The children profit immensely and I believe, it changes many of these children's lives for the better. They are able to experience arts directly as they never could given the meager income of many of their parents. The paid employees often work for half pay which may even be paid late. They depend on their other family members' income to survive sometimes in order to keep the doors open to the community they serve. The results are often amazing, with even sending students to Julliard on scholarship for college!

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

seeing performances of its students.

Ways to make it better...

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

not change their methods. It works; they just need more money.

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

seing how well their slim amount of money is used to the best purpose!

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

outstanding and dedicated!

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

do an incredible amount of good for its community and students.

Ways to make it better...

more people knew and contributed so more students could be served.

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

money!

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

this organizaton more than any other I have been associated with is deserving of any and all assistance they can get!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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