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MIAMI MUSIC PROJECT INC
April 15, 2014

As a music educator for the past 4 decades, I can attest to the dedication and commitment of the teachers and staff of the Miami Music Project. Their mission to bring music to socioeconomically disadvantaged youth is amazing and embraced by each child and family whose lives they touch and change. They bring a focus of caring and create a sense of family and community through music education. Parents and siblings are similarly affected by Miami Music Project's positive outcomes. The students' personal attitudes change and, in turn they realize they can affect the lives of those with whom they interact. It is a truly remarkable system and one which should be wholeheartedly supported.

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Increase funding sources so they would have the necessary equipment and teaching staff and resources they need to impact even more children and families.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

THE MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED INC
April 5, 2013

As a music educator for the past 30+ years, I have taught all types of students will a myriad of disabilities but I've never seen or been a part of an organization whose dedication is at the level of the Miami Lighthouse. Every person there is committed to their mission statement. They are friendly, hard working people whose sole purpose is to make the lives of the clients a little better each and every day.

The clients receive a snack in the morning and a free lunch, if they wish. They are treated with respect and dignity. Every staff member from executive officers down to maintenance and custodial workers alike all pitch in to ensure the staff is taken care of.

Virginia Jacko, CEO and President of the Miami Lighthouse sets the finest standard she wants her staff to emmulate. It is her standard that the staff strives to live up to. I have nothing but the finest regard for the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

THE MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED INC
November 29, 2012

As the Vocal Director for the Better Chance Music Production Program and one of the co-authors of the Music Braille on line course, I feel privileged to be a part of such a magnificent organization. The scope of services which the Lighthouse offers to the clients far exceeds its expectations because the staff takes the time to provide those special personal touches which mean so much to those we serve. The Better Chance Music Production Program offers young people the chance to express themselves through music, while receiving instruction from world-class musicians. They also have the opportunity to compose and record their own music right at the Lighthouse. The Music program is unique because it is an inclusion program which combines blind, visually impaired and sighted students in a musical setting where everyone is equal and everyone is valued for their talent and expertise. The Lighthouse is very excited about our new Music Braille course! With the assistance of the Carroll center, we are about to launch a ground- breaking project wherein blind and visually impaired students can learn Music Braille independently, via the computer. This type of instruction has never been attempted before and we believe we have the key to bringing the gift of music to blind and visually impaired people.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field