Operation Understanding DC
September 30, 2009
This is a phenomenal organization that has a deep and lasting impact on the students who participate in it and the communities that they serve. As a rabbi, I have encouraged several students to take part in this program over the years and all have come back to thank me for letting them know about the opportunity. For many, it was their first real exposure to issues related to the civil rights movement and their first opportunity for real cross-cultural dialogue. The students report back several years later that they are still in close touch with the friends they made in the program and, in some cases, it has affected their career choice.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
seeing dozens of high school students transformed by their experience and eager to share what they have learned with others.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Professional with expertise in this field & I refer students to the program on an annual basis. In a previous job, I worked directly with teens to teach advocacy skills from a religious perspective.