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AYUDA INC
August 17, 2009

For over 31 years AYUDA has been helping citizens of Dade County - parents, children, youth, elderly, and families - that are underserved and disadvantaged. The Family Empowerment, Elderly Overtown, Parents Now, and Go Kids GO Programs have been funded for more than 9 years by the Alliance for Human Services and the Children’s Trust. By having these programs running, the community is saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in court costs as well as funds from the Department of Children and Family when children, youth, and the elderly are not self-sufficient and not cared for properly. AYUDA's programs have a meaningful, long-lasting impact on the lives of the children, teenagers, and adults we serve. What AYUDA does for its children and their families today will reflect on their lives in the future. AYUDA has also been present in case of natural disasters serving as drop off site for donations that were later sent to the victims of disasters such as the earthquake in Peru (August of 2007) and Hurricane Felix (September 2007)in Nicaragua.

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

In the Family Empowerment Program, I've personally seen the youth experiment great improvement in every aspect of their lives. I've also seen how every program that AYUDA develops has always helped the needy people in the community.

Ways to make it better...

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

Be sure that the funds are available for the development of all the programs in order for the programs not to be closed as is happening.

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

Helping people in need, helping children and youth improve.

Ways to make it better...

Had funds always been available, things would have been much better. Unfotunately, the cuts that AYUDA's budget has been suffering have caused problems for the development of all of AYUDA's Programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Former staff & I tutored the teens participating in the Family Empowerment Program (first time offenders) & managed the office being in charge in all aspects (answering the phone, letter writing, translations, checking that all equipment worked well and that supplies we.