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Operation Understanding DC
September 29, 2009

The term "life-changing experience" has been reiterated and repeated by my daughter and her fellow OUDC particpants over the past few years. The opportunities for experiece and exposure to the 'real' world, as a positive learning tool, with chances for self-discovery and growth, is the plus not often afforded to our youth. From the dark pages of historical discrimination to the opportunities for historic change, OUDC provides this springboard and more.

The Great!

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

noting the change and growth of students, including my daughter, who have grown and achieved as they moved into adulthood. These participants have remarkably taken a lot of what OUDC fosters to another level.

Ways to make it better...

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

expand the number of annual participants and replicate these efforts in other areas across the USA.

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

The opportunity to work with the youth and see the positive changes a program like OUDC can make in the lives of our future generation.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring, nurturing and positive. All were very knowledgeable and informed about current and historical insights into race relations.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand its mission and help create a less judgmental and a more peaceful world.

Ways to make it better...

I had had the opportunity, as a youngster, to have been involved in a program such as OUDC.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial. The budget contraints are a constant with which OUDC must continue to navigate and still focus on the MISSION.

One thing I'd also say is that...

OUDC is a most wonderful way to bridge the great divide in society.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Board Member & Parent and student recruitment efforts.