December 11, 2012
Baltimore Reads is a nonprofit organization that is full of energy and new ideas. I worked with Baltimore Reads through a service learning class at Loyola University. I really enjoyed my interactions with everyone at the organization. Speaking with the students in Mr. Dabney’s GED class and learning about their life experiences helped me to put many of the concepts we read about in my class into the context or real people and real life experiences. Hearing the stories of students who had gone through much of their adult lives without a comprehensive set of literacy skills was eye-opening. It was also a pleasure to work with inspiring people like Rachel Dolcine and Michael Dabney. both of whom had formed clear bonds with Baltimore Reads students. Rachel Dolcine was very open to new ideas for how to promote Baltimore Reads and make a difference. Michael Dabney is also an extremely powerful speaker. Every time he interacted with our class, he had many motivational and inspiring words and it is not difficult to see why the students at Baltimore Reads love Mr. Dabney and Rachel Dolcine.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?