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Jalessa B.

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Review for Citizen Schools, Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

Last winter I had the opportunity to participate in a shadowing experience (externship) in Oakland, CA and was very impressed with the students respect for the staff and the staff's ability to create an environment where authority figures worked for the students and not for the school. They catered their program to fit the needs of the students at their school and the students showed them a lot of respect.

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

my shadowing experience. I was able to attend meetings, learn about the fellowship, sit through different components of the school day, even teach my own "mini apprenticeship" for a day!

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

seek out more people of color since a majority of the populations that the organization serves are students of color.

Role:  Volunteer & Externship- Shadowning during January 2011.