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Review for Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As the Community Outreach and Engagement Intern at CAASE, I have had the opportunity to create and evaluate awareness raising materials, to start seven college chapters of CAASE within Chicago, mobilizing college students to join the movement against sexual exploitation, and to collaborate with other non-profit organizations such as Buy Art Not People and the Neighborhood Writing Alliance to create educational toolkits that provide specific actions different community members and groups can take to eliminate sexual exploitation in Chicago and beyond. Most importantly, I have worked alongside a group of amazingly inspiring and passionate women and men who wake up every day prepared to fight a battle that is so often silenced within our society. I have learned how to be articulate, professional, and driven. I have watched policies be drafted to protect individuals from being sexually exploited. I have attended a press conference announcing a bill to tax strip clubs to raise money for Rape Crisis Centers in Chicago because the city has yet again allotted $0 of the budget to survivors of sexual assault. I have joined a prominent movement in Chicago as part of a leading organization in the country fighting against the demand for sexual exploitation.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

The experience has honestly been extremely positive and worthwhile. I wouldn't change anything.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I have acquired a lot of skills including writing and communication skills, research skills, creating and implementing an outreach and evaluation strategic plan, and improving my public speaking skills.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Extremely empowered, inspired, and passionate.

Role:  Volunteer & I created and evaluated awareness-raising materials and created seven college chapters in Chicago.