Rico's Get Better Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   31 reviews

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Location: 11664 National Boulevard., Suite 424 Los Angeles CA 90064 USA

Mission: Inspiring greatness in youth through sports, art, technology, and education.
Target demographics: inspire greatness in youth through sports, art, technology and education.
Direct beneficiaries per year: inspire over 200 youth in the greater Los Angeles area
Geographic areas served: Metropolitan Inner-Cities Within the United States
Programs: Rico's Get Better League, The Get Better After School Art Program, East L.A. Sports Scene, Get Better Entrepreneurial Program
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EIN 32-0250496
(855) GET-BTTR
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Rating: 5 stars  

Rico's Get Better Foundation is a wonderful organization. Rico has built a truly remarkable program for educating children and getting them ready for the the world beyond basketball.

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

I have seen Rico's work firsthand.

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

Rico is doing a great job.

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I'd like to congratulate Rico and the Rico Get Better Foundation on their progressive success in providing opportunities to all students in the L.A. communities. After looking into what his program has achieved while still striving for more, for others that is, I thought of Rico.

My name is James Johnson and I am from New London Connecticut. I met Rico at the end of his senior year of high school through a good friend, who lives in the L.A. area, and we have communicated ever since. I am proud of him in keeping his word to work his hardest to show the youth that they can make it. He came to Worcester Academy prep-school for a high school Post-Graduate, and we became family.

After coaching Rico and showing him our East Coast hospitality,
he had a vision of how he could go home and make things happen.
Rico's aspirations for playing basketball at the highest level were reachable, but he wanted to stay in the game, just in a different capacity. He wanted to provide opportunities to student-athletes.

I've helped Rico's program throughout the years, by continuing to
support opportunities for student-athletes. Believe me, I tried to convince Rico to do this program in CT, but he's committed to CA. This program has helped several youth while also motivating them to give back, which a great sign.

Please, take advantage of this opportunity to support this rising program, it is here for the long run and you are blessed to have it.

Peace and Blessings,
Coach Johnson

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

yes in the development of the youth that have shown gratitude by staying in touch with the foundation.

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

Ask that all that have prosperred from the program attempt to give back in some way.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've known Rico for nearly 25 years and one thing that always stands out about him is his leadership abilities. His charisma and work ethic combined with his leadership skills has allowed his foundation to flourish and continue to grow. He's willing to make tough decisions and stand up for what he believes. If we had more non-profits like Rico's Foundation we would live in a much better society

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

watching young men become productive in every aspect of their lives.

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

ask everyone to donate. Because what they do and the difference they make has truly been remarkable.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I want to thank Coach Parker and Coach Rico and the rest of the Rico's Get Better Foundation for helping me succeed in the last 14 months. As a freshman, I played on the Junior Varsity level, and I was not getting much playing time. After working with Coach Parker and Coach Rico for a couple of months, and a trip to New York I was playing Varsity by my sophomore year. I enjoy playing for them, and I would love to take a couple of trips this summer with them. Hopefully this summer I can increase my skills and take my game to the next level. Off the court, the foundation is very active in making sure my studies are maintained. This is a fantastic foundation, and I am very thankful to be apart of it.

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

Basketball Tourneys

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

NONE

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked with Rico a couple years back and it was an ultimate learning experience. Not only did Rico guide me in the business field but he showed me how important it is to better our communities, and this is what this foundation stands for.

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

My field of work and lifestyle.

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

i would not make any

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

Rico's Get Better Foundation is an absolute sure fire way to make a young man a more confident basketball player and person. As an alumnus of Rico's Get Better League, I can say from personal experience that the opportunity and arena the Foundation gave me to work on and improve my skills was instrumental in building up to my current success. Right now I'm playing basketball professionally overseas in Israel, but before my senior year in college, I barely saw any playing time. I have no doubt that my summer experience competing in Rico's Bet Better League a couple of years earlier mad me a much stronger and more assertive basketball player.

While Rico helped me improve on the court, the Foundation's reach and influence goes way beyond athletic accomplishments. Sports is simply one of many vehicles the Foundation uses to create new and exciting educational opportunities for young students. I give Rico's Get Better Foundation my full endorsement and am looking forward to seeing its continued growth.


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

My college and professional basketball career. I was a starter on a Sweet 16 team in college and am now playing professionally overseas

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none

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Rating: 5 stars  

I personally had the opportunity to play under Rico and he really taught me alot. I played on his team when I came straight out of high school and was going to be a Freshman in college and Rico's guidance really helped me out and he is a big reason why I'm at where I am right now. The Get Better Foundation is incredible and I thank Rico for doing what he does best.

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

Playing on Ricos team

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

i would say get it more well known which i know Rico is trying to do.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Rico was diligent in his comittment to our son. He was able help him raise his game and build his self confidence. He would suggest books and videos to help broaden his outlook. He learn to compartmentalize the game. He suggested he break it down into 5 minute segments and focus on immediate performance Goals . My son went from all league to MVP of the league. He also earned a scholarship to U of Miami. He improved in every statitical category. Get better with Rico

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

personal training , life couseling

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

Nothing continue to make it far reaching for the growth and development of young people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our experience with what we have seen Rico do with young people has all been positive and only helpful to the youth. He(Rico) shows the youth leadership and guides them to be better people and helps to guide them to a better future--school--sports--life--and personal. My son was fortunate to go to NY City to play in the Ruckers League, all because of Rico. He is one of the few coaches we trust with our youth!!

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

youth get leadership and experiences through Rico's foundation. Rico is always helping youth in someway.

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

I would want them to have enough money to halp more youth.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known and utilize the advice of Rico Cabrera for a number of years. Rico and his "Get Better Foundation" have been instrumental in helping my son Bill prosper as a basketball player and as a student athlete. Rico has been a wonderful mentor and basketball coach for Bill. I have witness Rico's diligent and unwavering desire to help young men reach their highest potential as a student, a basketball player and a responsible young man.


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

As a result of working with Rico, my son was able to received a college basketball scholarship to a D1 school and complete his 4 year college undergraduate degree, in Corporate Communications and a minor in Sociology, in 3 years. He is now in Grad school for his last year of college. At the end of the Fall semester of Grad school 2010, Bill posted a GPA of 4.0.

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

I would not change a thing.

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