THE GENERATION PROJECT INC

Rating: 5 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Education, Philanthropy

Location: 1320 E Madison Park No 2 Alexandra Lee Chicago IL 60615 USA

Mission: Founded in 2008, The Generation Project directly connects individuals, organizations, and companies with underfunded K-12 classrooms in public schools. (1) Donors utilize the interactive platform at www.thegenerationproject.org to create and fund charitable gifts based on their passions and experiences. (2) Educators from low-income schools use the site to claim these gifts, enhancing the educational experiences of their students. (3) Donors can track the implementation of their gift through their philanthropist page, ultimately receiving photographs of students utilizing their gift.
Geographic areas served: The Generation Project is currently serving Title I schools in Chicago, New York, Detroit and Washington, D.C. and is expanding to Greater New Orleans and the San Francisco Bay Area Bay Area during the 2010-2011 school year.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with The Generation Project since its inception. I distinctly remember, in early 2008 when the founders of The Generation Project told me about their idea for a non-profit. Since that time, I have been witness to so many amazing accomplishments by The Generation Project. I was there when it won their first online voting competition and received a grant, which provided the seed money to launch www.thegenerationproject.org. I was there when it launched a pilot program that provided gifts to underprivileged students in Los Angeles and Detroit. I was there when it received 501(C)(3) status. I was there for a nationwide launch tour sponsored by Rugby Ralph Lauren. I have witnessed the Generation Proejct implement over five hundred gifts, which have provided underprivileged students with amazing educational opportunities.

I have been a proud member of the Board of Directors of The Generation Project for nearly two years. I am also a proud donor, having designed multiple gifts for students in the Washington DC area. I will continue to support The Generation Project.

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

Successfully providing underprivileged inner city students with unique educational opportunities.

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

Expand its marketing and presence. The more people that know about The Generation Project, the more successful it can, and will, be.

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

How did you learn about this organization?

I was close friends with the founders, Eli Savit and Jessica Rauch.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

To expand its services to New Orleans and San Francisco.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To provides services to all Title 1 schools.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Generation Project has created a great way for people to put students first and improve education. My generation excelled because of the unique resources and influences we had in our schools. It's important that we keep that up for the next generation of students by filling in the gaps, through the Generation Project, where school funding falls short. It's a high impact organization with a lean budget. Keep up the great work GP!

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

Seeing the direct impact it's had on students and schools.

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

Increase the public's awareness of its operation.

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