Polaris Project

Rating: 4.83 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, International, Crime & Law, Women, Human Trafficking

Location: PO Box 53315 Washington DC 20009 USA

Mission: Polaris Project is committed to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery, which is the second-largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world. Polaris Project's comprehensive approach includes conducting direct victim identification, providing critical social services, advocating for strong laws and legal protection, and building the next generation of anti-trafficking leaders. Polaris Project works to have a direct impact on individual lives today, while also fighting for long-term systemic changes.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 03-0391561
202-745-1001
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Polaris Project is a young organization that is both highly effective and efficient, with an unwavering focus on fighting human trafficking. The management team is nimble, continually innovating to find more powerful ways of advancing their mission. One of the organization's strengths is its web of close working relationships with other groups (including government entities) to form powerful alliances to combat modern-day slavery. This, along with an unwavering focus on its mission and a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, has enabled Polaris Project to show impressive results while making very efficient use of donors' inputs.

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

Combatting human trafficking

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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6 people found this review helpful

Polaris Project has a unique organizational culture that emphasizes a strengths-based approach, and strategic planning and evaluation. Polaris Project's staff are experts in the field, extremely hard working, but also humble and inclusive people. The organization is constantly assessing its efforts and adapting its programs to have more impact, and be more conducive to systemic change. Instead of basking in its many awards, Polaris Project is constantly innovating and tailoring its programs in order to remain on the cutting edge of the field, and develop a best-practice approach. It has been a pleasure to work with them.

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

the Department of Development.

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About every week

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2010-5-01

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I am currently working as a fellow at Polaris Project and it has been a wonderful experience, in terms of my academic, professional and personal interests. The fellowship lasts for about 5 months and gives students and graduates the chance to work and participate in the anti-trafficking movement. As a fellow, I went through a special training session that focused on human trafficking in the U.S., and this really helped to solidify my understanding of the issue. After the training, I was fully integrated into the development team and worked with them on various fundraising campaigns and initiatives. I was treated like any other staff member and given real responsibilities. I never felt like an intern in any way, which was great compared to previous experiences. I am very happy with Polaris Project overall -- great cause and work, amazing people, and a wonderful atmosphere to come to work to every single day!

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

working with a team of people who are committed to fighting human trafficking, and come from all different kinds of experiences and backgrounds. It has been great getting to know staff and fellows, and spending time together working on this issue.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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