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The ArtReach Foundation
July 2, 2011

I am a retired psychologist and met The ArtReach Founder and CEO 2 1/2 yrs. ago. The work of the Foundation, using the creative arts to heal children and adults traumatized by war and natural disaster, fit my interest in working with veterans and military families who have sacrificed for all Americans. ArtReach Project America has the goal of offering training and workshops to military personnel, veterans, their families, and their providers in all 50 states. The work taps all volunteers' and participants' creativity, imagination, hope, fun, and engages people in the message that we are all in this together. I am now not only a volunteer but a Trainer, Board Member, and CoChair of Project America.

The Great!

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

its workshops, when I have seen military personnel write incredibly powerful poetry, create poignant and beautiful art alone and in groups, write and act in plays, make music together, and want to keep going when the workshop is over. I have seen families reconnect through the arts when they were barely speaking. I have read feedback from participants who say all military personnel should have access to this work.

Ways to make it better...

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

Get more volunteers and Board members to promote the work, and to raise funds to expand the work. Funding for nonprofits is down in this economy.

More feedback

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?

More volunteers to share the workload.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I train professionals and veterans in the ArtReach Model, give talks to civilian and military groups about us, colead workshops and family retreats, and serve on committees to promote our work.