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March 28, 2011

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March 28, 2011

I participated in the Summer Institute at SNLP and it has honestly changed my life. It opened up new pathways that I had never considered. Prior to my experience, I never thought of myself as a leader. At SNLP, we were engaged in discussions and it was there that I learned that I had a voice and that I should use it. Since that summer, I have taken on many leadership roles and am looking forward to continue my leadership. I am even now considering starting my own project for the community--a feat that I never would have considered!

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I have felt a major boost in my confidence. I am now more likely to voice my opinions. When there is an idea I have, I am more inclined to say it. These changes in my personality has resulted in mine taking leadership roles in my high school.

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I would include some activities that require being a leader. Maybe during the Summer Institute, girls can look for community service events that they are passionate about. They then share it with their friends and together they can lead it. We always talked about leadership but I never got to implement it during the summer.

March 28, 2011

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March 28, 2011

Sadie Nash was a fantastic experience. I learned so much about myself and my potential. It was one of the greatest learning experience I had in my years of high school. Because of Sadie Nash, I learned what I truly believe it and I stand up for it.

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

The results of this program show in character and attitudes toward different issues. I am able to take a stance, and I find that I am not afraid to voice my opinions.

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

I would add a community service aspect to it.

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

Life-changing

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

school

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I believe in myself. I also feel that is necessary to show my peers that they can believe in themselves too. My mind is not so narrow anymore.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 28, 2011

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March 28, 2011

As an alumna of Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP) Summer Institute in 2003 and 2004, a Dean of SNLP’s Summer Institute in 2007, and a member of SNLP’s Board of Directors from 2005 to 2007, I can attest that SNLP’s Summer Institute inspires and changes young women’s lives through their leadership-based education. What I learned from SNLP’s summer programming many years ago has and continues to inform the work I do now even after completing my college education.

The courses and workshops I participated in at SNLP were extremely beneficial to my social experience in high school because they enhanced my self-confidence and self-awareness. Even now, I clearly recall how workshops on topics such as body image and portrayals of women in the media helped me overcome the misconceptions I had about to societal norms of beauty and power and appreciate my own appearance and acknowledge my own strengths. This self-awareness slowly improved my self-esteem, which was integral to my increased participation at school. In the past, I almost never raised my hand in class for fear of seeming stupid. However after my first summer with SNLP, I started to raise my hand more often because I had become more confident in my abilities and my right to ask questions when I did not fully understand something in class. My grades improved due to my increased participation. The school year after my first SNLP summer, I ran and won the election to become the president of Key Club, a community service organization at my high school. As the leader of the largest organization in my school, I became more active in student affairs. My increased involvement at school naturally made me more devoted to attending school.

In addition to helping me in school socially, SNLP was also essential to helping me excel in school academically. The Summer Institute classes, ranging from Writing is Fighting, to Power, Identity and Privilege, focused on topics that were personal to us and that we felt passionate about. In this way, we were better able to learn because the topics that were being taught was enjoyable. For example, in my Role of Public Education in America course, we were asked to research, debate, and write on contemporary education issues such as, private school vouchers and affirmative action. I credit this highly rigorous course for not only teaching me about history, government and public policy in the United States, but also for honing my research methods and essay writing skills. The knowledge and skills I gained from that and other SNLP classes have been valuable to both my high school and college education.

However, unlike the other more traditional summer learning programs, SNLP taught us much more than the technicalities of what to learn- SNLP taught me how to learn. In my Power, Identity and Privilege class, I studied the power structures and institutions that shaped my life and my society and explored how they all affected me as a young woman of color. By realizing how oppressive many of the most powerful institutions in our societies are, I learned to be critical and to question everything- even the things that seem “natural” or “just the way things are.” Because I had become interested in empowering myself and others, I became a more active and engaged student at high school, and later, in college.

My SNLP education continued to influence me in college when I traveled to the Himalayan region of China to conduct independent fieldwork on ecotourism development in a matrilineal society in the area. My SNLP education not only nurtured my academic interest in gender and justice issues, but also my confidence to travel and work alone in a remote, unfamiliar place. My research was successful largely due to my comfort with nuance and critical analysis, and dedication to ethical and accountable scholarship which SNLP has always taught and exemplified.

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SNLP has left an indelible impact on not only my education, but also on the way I have conducted work at the workplace and continue to live my life as a whole. By teaching me to grow and encouraging my outlook to expand, SNLP has made me more than just a passive container of information- SNLP has made me a life-long agent of active and informed change.

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

expand the programming to enable more young women to experience the opportunities that SNLP has to offer!

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March 28, 2011

I have visited Sadie Nash program in action twice and been incredibly impressed with the staff, the level of engagement and excitement that the girls express. Their office/home base is not that impressive - but that didn't matter one bit. The girls seemed to be absorbed and interested in the classes. Clearly this is an organization that throws all its resources into its clients . The teaching staff are warm, knowlegeable and seem to really enjoy and like the girls. I think this is so important - to enjoy one's job and like the kids.

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I have spent several hours visiting Sadie Nash and watching the program in action

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

wish I could give them a million bucks to renovate their office and expand their program to serve more girls

March 28, 2011

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March 28, 2011

I'm a professional who has worked with national, regional and local nonprofits benefiting women and girls for nearly seven years, and Sadie Nash Leadership Project is one of the most impactful and efficiently run that I've ever seen. I fell in love with Sadie Nash after spending an afternoon touring their summer program at The New School in NYC. I had the opportunity to sit in on classes and see firsthand the extraordinary educational and empowerment opportunities they provide to the young women in their program. Since then, I have actively participated in fundraisers and mentored SNLP interns who are some of the most motivated, eager-to-learn young women I've seen. Sadie Nash is truly an exemplary organization making a profound difference for our nation's future young women leaders!

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

witnessing the incredible energy and enthusiasm surrounding the organization at one of its annual fundraisers. There were countless young women whose lives have been changed by Sadie Nash, and they continue to return, to give back, and encourage other young women to believe in themselves and their ability to make a difference. I also am currently working with a Sadie Nash intern who soaks up her education like a sponge. She is a pleasure, and very excited to learn and be exposed to new opportunities.

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

Increase the size of its annual budget so it can help even more young women!

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March 28, 2011

I attended the Sadie Nash Leadership project in the summer of 2010 and honestly it was the best summer of my life. I learned about leadership and about issues such as immigration laws, women's oppression, LGBTQ struggles, and unethical behavior in certain industries. I would say that I am a new person because of my experience. For example, before Sadie Nash I was not aware of the struggles of people from the LGBTQ community and now I can say that I am an ally. The community was very welcoming and accepting. The atmosphere was laid-back and supportive, a place where everyone could be her true self. I also learned life lessons that I live by today. For example, I learned that all of our struggles are connected and in order to change one form of oppression we must change all forms of oppression.

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

my confidence sharing my personal story in front of others, my awareness of social justice issues, my personality has become more outgoing.

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

I would not make changes to this program because I highly enjoyed my experience. The workshops were fun and the people were kind.

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March 28, 2011

I have watched Sadie Nash grow from a small organization in Brooklyn to one serving teenaged girls from all over the City. Their rapid growth - while keeping their core program values intact - was truly amazing to me. Sadie Nash makes a difference in the lives of inner city girls - one girl at a time. Their methods are so effective that they have an unheard of record of success - all on a real shoe-string budget. They expanded to Newark, NJ less than 3 years ago where they are the only organization in that city that only services girls. By their second summer session they were oversubscribed - a testimony to the excellence of their program. I have acted on behalf of Sadie Nash to introduce the Executive Director to potential corporate funding sources in Newark. The organization was funded on the first try. I am always impressed by how Sadie Nash keeps its donors informed of what is happening with individual program participants and with the organization. I can't think of a single thing they could do better.

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

the involvement of my daughter as former co-chair and the leadership role of my friends as donor and advisor.

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

not change a thing! I wish they had more money so that they could replicate their model further.

March 25, 2011

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March 25, 2011

Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP) is an AMAZING non-profit. I started out as a teacher for their summer program and witnessed first-hand the transformation of dozens of young women from New York City's public schools over the course of a six-week summer leadership institute. Since then, the program now operates year-round and makes a meaningful impact in young women's lives. As a Board member now, it is a privilege to be part of an extremely dynamic and well-run organization (SNLP was awarded the New York Times prize for best managed non-profit last year).

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

By seeing students' lives transformed.

Ways to make it better...

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

Seek more funding, expand it, and replicate it across the world.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

March 24, 2011

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March 24, 2011

When I was applying to the Summer Institute I read that I was expected to work with a community of diverse, young women and that is exactly what happened, in such an educational, enjoyable, and memorable way. I shared my personal experiences with girls that I didn’t know and they did the same, and they accepted me. It was the very first time that I have worked with so many females and I felt so comfortable. I didn't have to worry about what anyone thought of me and I was glad to have that state of mind because it's what I think of myself that matters. My Dean was like the big sister that I never had. When I talked to her, it felt really good. We had so many connections on different levels and that was the same with all of the Nashers. Our talks consisted of fierce, beautiful, and powerful ideas with smiles, laughs and sometimes tears.
I learned about things that I had never heard of. Power, Identity, Privilege (PIP) had such a positive impact on my life and has inspired me to become an educator! And Leadership Seminar strengthened my leadership skills. My creative and academic classes rewarded me with so much knowledge and changed my ignorance about the social construct.
I believe that every young woman should have the chance to be a part of a community like the Sadie Nash Leadership Project because it is an everlasting bond that I am so thankful to have.

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

Participating in the classes they had to offer in the summer institute and given the chance to have the opportunity to intern at another organization. I now know what I want to do after high school and majoring in college.

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

The only thing that I would want to change to this organization is where the organization lives. Sadie Nash shares a church and it is not the best, but they are making the best of it.

March 21, 2011

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March 21, 2011

As a social worker with extensive experience working with youth, I was delighted to come across the Sadie Nash Leadership Project upon the recommendation of a friend and fellow social worker. The folks at Sadie Nash are firm believers of the need for feminist social change and for women who are directly impacted by inequality to be at the center of change making efforts.
This program encourages young women to view themselves as the experts of their experiences and provides them opportunities to redefine what it means to be a leader and take on leadership roles in their own communities.
I am excited to see all the contributions that Sadie Nash graduates will make in the years to come.

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

my interactions with young women who have participated in and contributed to building a community of empowered young women.

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

continue to ensure that Sadie Nash continues to seek out diverse and relevant experiential learning opportunities for its participants.

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