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March 30, 2011

The Women’s Resource is a phenomenal organization! They truly are making an impact on so many individuals’ lives in the Houston area.

In 2010, my company partner with TWR to conduct the first Future Leader’s Forum for Young Women. This was a one day leadership conference, held at a
local college, which empowered girls in grades 9th-12th. We had 100 girls participate in the event from all over Houston and the surrounding areas. We assigned seats at the tables with students from different schools in order to promote and encourage networking. Our keynote speaker was Josh Shipp, also known as the “Dr. Phil for teens”. In addition, we conducted a speed networking session and played Financial Jeopardy. The feedback from the students was amazing! I get emails almost daily asking when the next event is going to be scheduled.

The staff at The Women’s Resource is passionate about their role. They care about the clients they serve and in effect make a difference in our communities.

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

My company partner with The Women's Resouce for the first Future Leader's Forum for Young Women. I was one of the Project Managers.

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

Give them endless funds and resources as they without a doubt make a difference in the communities they serve.

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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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

None.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Absolutely! I've been so many wonderful people. Also, one can definitely see the impact the organization has in the community and the individuals they serve.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like I've accomplished something and that I've mad a difference.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 30, 2011

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March 30, 2011

TWR is on the front lines of the raging economic crisis in our country, teaching women, men and families the fundamental skills of financial literacy in an unbiased manner. Approximately 90% of women will have sole responsibility for their finances at some point in their lives, and are disportionately responsible for raising young children who also need to be taught these skills.

In addition, TWR has teamed with local universities and high schools for a mentoring project with at risk high school girls to teach them the fundamentals of personal leadership, saving and goal setting and discipline.

TWR is rapidly expanding its services, is fueled by an army of dedicated volunteers and exercises incredible financial discipline (you must practice what you preach, after all).

For everyone who has shaken their head, wondering how we got into our current financial crisis, I urge you to support the honest and energetic work of TWR.

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

Homes throughout Houston -- rich, poor, young and old.

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

Recruit even more volunteers, and more service agency collaborations, all of which require additional financial support.

March 30, 2011

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March 30, 2011

As a financial advisor, I know the importance of financial literacy. However, not everyone has the luxury of having a financial advisor. Sometimes those who need help the most, can't access it. That's why I'm so passionate about being a volunteer and board member of The Women's Resource of Greater Houston. The Women's Resource teaches free personal finance classes to women, children (and sometimes even men) in the greater Houston area. As a volunteer, I teach classes on basic financial tools that everyone needs to succeed in life!

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There have been many instances after I have taught a class that someone has come up to me afterwards to thank me for helping them realize something they should be doing or need to change. I truly believe I have a strong impact on people and that slowly The Women's Resource is helping people achieve financial literacy.

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

try to recruit more volunteers so that we could have more of an impact educating people in the Houston area!

March 30, 2011

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March 30, 2011

I have volunteered at The Women's Resource of Greater Houston since the summer of 2010. I can honestly say that I am extremely proud to work for such a wonderful organization. During my time as a volunteer, I have witnessed the full scope of the incredible services that the Women's Resource provides to the community. As the social media intern, I help publicize different events and classes that are taking place. Although the primary goal of this organization is to provide financial education to women, their achievements far surpass this intended purpose.
While filming a class for social media purposes, I had the opportunity to see the incredible interaction between the teachers and those taking the class. It was really heartwarming to watch the effectiveness of the volunteers and to see how the students took advice to heart and changed their spending habits. To me, The Women's Resource is a powerhouse of financial education, yes, but is also a source of empowerment for women. The quality of financial education this non-profit provides allows females of all different ages all across Houston to truly become independent, develop new goals, and reach those goals.
In addition to financial education classes, The Women's Resource also developed Project LEAD to help younger girls still in high school to develop these skills before adulthood. This program contributes to the welfare and future of these girls. I am thoroughly impressed by what I've seen of The Women's Resource in my time as a volunteer, and know that the future is just as promising.

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

witnessing students change their spending habits and lives through the free financial education classes offered by The Women's Resource. As a result, I've also become more aware of and curtailed my own spending habits.

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

promote steady growth, because I think that this organization truly has the ability to reach each and every single woman in Houston.

March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston is an organization that is all about proven results to providing financial stability to women and girls in the local Houston area. Both the Board members and volunteers are active and passionate about making a difference. For 20years the TWR has provided financial education to over 14,000 individuals, published 13 significant research papers and awarded over $800,000 in grants to 80 agencies and programs benefiting women & girls. I am proud to serve as a board member of the Women’s Resource of Greater Houston.

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March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

The Women's Resource of Greater Houston (TWR) has a mission of helping women and children develop social, financial and personal skills through education and experience. Primary tools are financial education seminars offered broadly throughout the Houston area, Project LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development for "at risk" high school girls) and funding of studies on critical issues important to women, children and families.

The reach of TWR in the Houston area is huge. By aggressively seeking new venues for the financial education seminars, recruting new volunteers and providing a package of materials for each class, TWR has become a major provider of financial education and leadership for women and girls in the community.

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

In providing financial education seminars to many groups in a variety of venues, I've gained a much better appreciation for the depth of the problem and what part I can play in enabling improvement. My most rewarding experiences have been when a student in one of the seminars subsequently shares a success. One student reported recovering some "lost" 401(k) money after an investment seminar. Another reported obtaining an Individual Development Account for continuing education.

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

My input is not so much a "change" but rather to stay focused on the current mission. TWR provides a unique and valuable service in the Houston area. Others provide complementary services like resume writing, job placement, substance abuse counseling, tax preparation and so forth. It would be easy to expand into those arenas but I think the most benefit to the community can be achieved by just continuing to improve the current offerings.

March 14, 2011

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March 14, 2011

I am busy like every other working mother but I wouldnt trade my time teaching at NAM for anything. My stresses and problems are put into perspective when I teach the ladies (and sometimes men) about money. I know they have worked hard all day and had to juggle with kids to get to the class by 7pm. I know they are tired and probably scared about how they will "make ends meet". I try to identify with them through my past experiences and get them excited about getting out of debt and controling their budget and not letting the money/debt control them. Jesus said to love your neighbor, and they are my neighbors.

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

When the class participants fill out the "what I've learned" questionnaire, they usually write that they learned something new that they can use.

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

do nothing?

March 8, 2011

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March 8, 2011

i came across this great organization before I relocated back to Houston. I had developed a passion for teaching financial literacy to the community over the past 11 years that I was away. Once I went to volunteer orientation I need this was the right organization for me to work with. I have done 4 presentations so far in my short time as a volunteer and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. The people that I have presented to have truly been a blessing in my life as I hope I hope I have been in theirs.

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

More confidence in speaking about financial literacy

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

Refining some of the materials used.

March 8, 2011

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March 8, 2011

This is a great organization. They recruit volunteers and let them teach financial literacy classes to disadvantageous women in the greater Houston area. I've taught in two of their locations. Organizers of this organization is thoughtful, friendly and intelligent. It was a bless working with them.

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

Being satisfied after each class; Expecting the new gathering all the time.

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

Recruit more volunteers, make this movement more international.

June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

The Women's Resource of Greater Houston is a visionary nonprofit striving to help young girls, women, and their families be financially smarter, healthier and empowered. TWR offers maximum leverage of anyone's investment because of their model of service - extensive use of volunteers to deliver financial education and coaching under the coordination and leadership of a lean and effective staff. TWR also offers a great community service by investing in important research on the topics of financial education, women's giving patterns and related issues. LISC is proud to partner with TWR on the first two Financial Opportunity Centers in Houston - collaborative efforts working to help families leave poverty and achieve financial empowerment through education and coordinated services. The Women's Resource IS a Great Nonprofit!

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

the use of their research and strategic thinking as we determined how to effectively partner to bring financial education to specific communities.

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

their "can do" attitudes.

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

positive, professional and sharp.

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

change the lives of many, many women and their families....to a positive tipping point for Houston. It would also be able to collect and analyze greater amounts and better data for more precise strategy development and program planning.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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