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August 15, 2013

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August 15, 2013

Project GRAD Atlanta is impact in action!!! I have donated to the organization for the past 8 years and have watched the impact of the organization grow as my annual donations have increased. The organization retains meticulous documentation and data on program participation and outcomes, and I have always received proactive updates on the programming, mission, values, and vision of the organization. It's also amazing how well the organization has adapted to the needs of the Atlanta Public Schools, the city of Atlanta, as well as national trends in college readiness, access, and success. The organization is fiscally-conservative and nimble, which is a testament to the organization's visionary and capable leadership. Any time I have requested a meeting with the ED to find out about how my and others' donations are being utilized, I have been responded to immediately and without hesitation, and all of my questions have been answered. I have also witnessed feedback and ideas that I and others have offered to the organization being infused into the work of the organization, demonstrating respect and malleability as it relates to the organization's openness to new ideas. I recommend support for this organization on every level! As a matter of fact, writing this review reminds me that it's time for me to donate again for the 2014 fiscal year. I'm going online right now to do so! It's true...Graduation Really Achieves Dreams!

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

Expand its programming across the entire state, and provide long-term funding for it's long-term success. The program needs to be better supported--financially and otherwise. Despite being around nearly 15 years, this organization is still a hidden gem among Atlanta's signature programs.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 17, 2012

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September 30, 2011

As a provider of in-kind technical services to Project GRAD Atlanta for a number of years, I have worked with the team members remotely - via telephone and e-mail. Earlier this year, for the first ti... more

November 17, 2012

As a provider of in-kind technical services to Project GRAD Atlanta for a number of years, I am continually impressed by their unwavering commitment to and appreciation of the students they serve and support. Despite the financial challenges they face, the Scholar Support team, supported by and often in addition to the administration, fosters and maintains relationships with each individual student. The Project GRAD Atlanta team expends their personal, too often unreimbursed time and energies into programs and activities, simply because they understand that it is unreasonable to expect success from students without consistently and substantially investing in them. It is an honor to be able to support Project GRAD Atlanta.

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

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 30, 2011
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As a provider of in-kind technical services to Project GRAD Atlanta for a number of years, I have worked with the team members remotely - via telephone and e-mail. Earlier this year, for the first time, I had the opportunity to visit their offices and work with some of the team members on-site. While I had always found the staff to be very professional our dealings on technical projects, I was significantly more impressed by not only the way in which they regard one another, but more importantly, the commitment to and appreciation of the students they serve and support. Despite the financial challenges they face, the Scholar Support team, supported by - and apparently often in addition to - the administration fosters and maintains relationships with each individual student. They put their personal, too often unreimbursed time and energies into programs and activities because they understand that it is unreasonable to expect success from their students without consistently and substantially investing in those students.

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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 organization was in need of database management application.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

My company periodically offers in-kind services to not-for-profit organizations. Given the mission of the organization and their funding challenges, I thought it was important enough to offer our services. After I had the opportunity to witness the Project GRAD Atlanta team members in action, it was clear that I had made an excellent choice.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Project GRAD Atlanta is pleased to work with passionate, talented, and enthusiastic volunteers to assist us in our endeavors. We believe in nurturing the leadership skills of our volunteers. There are a plethora of opportunities for individuals interested in working with Project GRAD in a volunteer capacity, whether they enjoy mentoring students, event planning, serving on host or planning committees, or performing office support tasks. For more information, please call Alvin Glymph at 404-880-3500 ext. 226. Volunteer