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LATIN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND INC
July 25, 2011

The Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF) is one of the few nonprofit organizations in Mercer County that does its job! This organization exceptionally strives to impact the Latino community and their incorporation to the american society. In the legal side, its efforts involve providing assistance with deportations, immigration, civil and criminal cases. Most of the people who receive the assistance are people who do not have the money or access to obtain the correct information to deal with the problem. Therefore, LALDEF is becoming a reliable source to figth social justice. In the education side, the Futuro Mentoring Program is one exceptional idea that promotes education throughout the Latino community. As a Mentor for the program, the necessity of our student it's quite evident. However, the efforts are making a difference in the students' lives. Proper mentoring and tutoring, in addition to extracurricular activities are allowing our students to not be part of the terrifying dropout statistics and allowing them to pursue a higher education.

Overall, this is a great organization that strives to fulfill its vision.

The Great!

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

the academic improvements students achieve as a result of the weekly tutoring sessions.

Ways to make it better...

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

obtain more economical resources to fund more students!

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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

It made me realize of the huge responsibility i have with my own community.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It has not only made me feel productive as I am contributing to my community but also it has opened my eyes to the huge necessities challenges our communities face.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I contribute on a weekly basis as a Mentor/Tutor in the FUTURO Mentoring Program. .