My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Ceres Community Project, Sebastopol, CA, USA
I'm the parent of a teen who has been volunteering for 6 months now with Ceres Project. I've also taken a class at Ceres on sprouting for health. The class was fun and inspiring (and I learned of a local source for fresh raw milk out of it as well!) But I'm even more thrilled with the opportunity that Ceres affords my daughter (almost 14) for working in a community kitchen and learning valuable health and cooking skills and principles, all the while participating in community service that helps others who are less fortunate. It's a massive win-win situation, for which I'm so grateful! She's brought home cooking tips to me (and this is a girl who typically has never been interested in cooking with Mom at home) such as slicing asparagus on the diagonal, which I love! And the other night, when i was exhausted and, as single working mom, not up to the task of cooking dinner for us, she offered to make dinner and produced a creative variation on a carrot dish they'd made at Ceres. Usually she protests that she doesn't like cooked carrots, but the way she made them, we both loved them! The fact that this was a byproduct of her work at Ceres just warmed my heart and spirit! I am so grateful for the positive energy she gets as well from working on a team in the kitchen there, doing hard work including mopping and dishes (not her favorite!) despite not always feeling like it!, under great leadership. The design of Ceres Project is impeccable in my book, as it benefits people on all ends, from those served to those serving, all in the name of health, nourishment, and community. Three cheers!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
it has positively influenced my daughter through what she's learned about cooking, nutrition, and teamwork, and me as well as she's sharing some cooking secrets she's learned with me.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Can't think of anything to change.