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January 19, 2009

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January 19, 2009

In just a few short months What Now America has shed new light on the lives of West Oakland youth. The rich academic and social programs are augmented by nutritional meals and one-on-one mentoring many of the program participants rarely encounter. As an all-volunteer run organization I know my participation makes a difference not only for What Now America but for the youth who need it most.

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

the repeat attendance by several elementary and middle school aged children. These kids choose to spend most of their Saturday at WNA because they have fun, they learn and their parents know they are safe.

Ways to make it better...

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

Well - I'm helping to run this organization and we have a lot of plans in the works to move WNA forward. We're enhancing our academic and social programs, recruiting more volunteers, engaging one on one with participants and beginning an aggressive marketing plan to grow the organization into what we know it can be.

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

The volunteers are great. Everyone on our board works so hard to make sure we are providing these kids what they really want and need. We all have other jobs, go to school and have lives - yet take the time to dedicate to WNA because we believe in our work.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Awesome!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Open up a full service center with a full time staff, kitchen and dining facilities, sports equipment, computer lab, separate facilities per age group. Oh yeah - and actually be able to pay all the hard working volunteers!

Ways to make it better...

I were able to attend every Saturday.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Volunteer with or donate to What Now America today!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

January 19, 2009

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January 19, 2009

I just want to let everyone out there know what great success we have had so far. We started off in the area with minimal exposure and now, after just 3 months, the number of our participants has grown exponentially. Kids and their families love the program as I do myself. They are enthusiastic about activities that are planned out every week and some really strong bonds are being created through this. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of this and invite everyone to check us out, on-line, on-site, over the phone, by email, and however else you can...

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

youth and their families coming back to the program every week.

Ways to make it better...

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

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

the level of involvement of the youth and their families growing week after week.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional; everyone does what they do absolutely from the bottom of their hearts.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have its own facility and serve the community on a daily basis.

Ways to make it better...

WNA had its own facility, so we could better organize the space we have to meet our specific needs.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

building the trust and relationship with the participants that is beyond a Saturday program.

One thing I'd also say is that...

WNA has had a great start and we are looking forward to a greater involvement in the community as we go along.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

January 16, 2009

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January 16, 2009

I really liked the organization, for it really hits home to the people of Oakland by providing them after school activities. A study comparing the scores of children on reading and math shows that students from upper class families scored better than students gradually as more summers pass by, indicating that they spend more of their free time reading, which is where WNA comes into play.

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

Having kids come more often to their events.

Ways to make it better...

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

try to get more volunteers.

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

that I have great 1-1 quality time with the children, hence build strong connections with them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

college students that were as enthusiastic as I am.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save a lot of Oakland children from straying from school, and put them to 4 year universities.

Ways to make it better...

I had gone every weekend to volunteer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of volunteers, given that it's a completely new non-profit, and still has to make its name.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I look forward in volunteering now that I am no longer a student.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

December 27, 2008

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December 27, 2008

What Now America has been a life changing experience for me. Seeing the smiles on the faces of the students makes all the hard work well worth it. Working with a very talented board and student volunteers makes the program what it is. I would strongly encourage anyone who is looking to give back to the community to join this organization either as a board member or volunteer to work with the youth Saturdays from 12-5.

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

changing the lives of the youth and parents.

Ways to make it better...

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

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

working with the youth and seeing their smiling faces at the end of every program

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional! Very talanted UCB students with a wide variety

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the lives of ALL at risk youth in California.

Ways to make it better...

This was my full time-job

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting funding.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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• Have fun with our youth and help implement our curriculum based on science, language, art and math.
• Mentor our older students and help with our cooking program in which you'll partner with the youth to prepare a healthy hot lunch for the participants each Saturday.
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