Operation Understanding DC
October 7, 2009
I was never fortunate to be a participant in OUDC but i had friends in high school who were part of the program. It is such an important organization to bridge African American and Jewish youth in our DC community. My friends made invaluable friendship and learned an incredible amount about their peers' cultural backgrounds, which in so many ways were similar to theirs. The students shared holidays, milestones and generally bonded as high school friends in an educational, challenging and fun setting. The summer trip that the group took to important Jewish and African American sites in the South was an opportunity that every student should have. I wish I had been able to see the places and meet the people that they did.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
getting to see the participants learn about their peers' cultural backgrounds and learn how peoples with such seemingly different backgrounds share so much history and struggle. And, the students make life-long friends who they may not have otherwise met.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
General Member of the Public & I know participants of the program and was able to participate in a few events as a guest.