My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Laamistad, Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA
LaAmistad recognizes that all children have potential and are important to our future but not all children have the support needed to excel in their schoolwork outside the classroom. LaAmistad provides a focused set of after school services primarily for Latino and other "first-generation" children whose parents may not yet be able to assist them with their studies. LaAmistad does not stop there, however, as they also provides and, in some cases, requires similar educations services for the parents such that they can alter the environment for their children in a positive way. The success of LaAmistad can be seen in the children themselves and the standardized test scores they achieve are remarkable.
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seeing the children during their after school workday.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
scale it faster to other parts of the country that could benefit.
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What is this organization's top short-term priority?
Quality replication of the program to expand capacity.
What is its top priority in the long run?
Make a measurable difference in the families that take advantage of this service such that they can become positive contributors to our country.