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Clinica Verde
August 14, 2013

Clinica Verde had me the very first time I heard its story. It is an inspiring, on the ground, effective, service provider that is changing lives. I finally got my chance to visit the clinic itself in February 2013 and it is everything we could have hoped, and more. In addition, being there made it so clear why Clinica Verde is such an important effort. Boaco has a huge number of private clinics and doctors but the vast majority of residents in the area have no access to health care at all. Susan Dix Lyons and the Board and the team on the ground are doing extremely important work. If you don't know Clinica Verde go to the website and see the videos. And get involved!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help Clinica Verde raise enough money to continue free services to the needy and expand services to the counseling, nutrition services and older child and parent health care arena.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Donor

Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)
July 2, 2013

I was a Congressional staffer for 20 years and White House staff for 6 years. I grew to respect and support EESI because it is a trusted source of excellent, substantive information on some of the most complex issues of our time. This non-profit makes a unique and necessary contribution to the understanding and problem solving needs of Congress, state and local government, corporations and NGOs. I am glad I can finally give back to EESI through Board service.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Enlarge the audience for their briefing and products. They get excellent reviews from the most improtant players on all sides of every energy and environment issue. Our challenge is to expand their reach and provide their services to more people who will benefit.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Board Member

Center for Inspired Teaching
January 6, 2013

Utilizing a unique and supportive teacher training and professional development model - Center for Inspired Teaching passionately believes that every child has the capacity to learn and thrive and that all teachers can be inspired teachers.

Inquiry based learning - helping children learn HOW to think, not WHAT to think - is the secret sauce for this amazing non-profit.

Come and visit the Center for Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School at one of our monthly tours and see us in action!

Center for Inspired Teaching is passionately committed to the DC public schools and has worked with hundreds of teachers. We are now working with the entire DC school system through a partnership that will empower and train DC's social studies teachers in the Common Core Standards as well as create the first ever social studies curriculum written by DCPS teachers.

In Baltimore, Center for Inspired teaching brought the Common Core Standards to middle school math teachers and are working with teacher leaders to help Baltimore transform the pratice of all of its math teachers. The results are already apparent in the classroom and in the enthusiastic endorsement of teachers.

Empowering, mentoring and strengthening teachers and the experience for students is the core of what we do and the results for both teachers and students are mind bending.



Get involved! Visit our website. Tour our school. Sign up for training (whether you're a life long teacher seeking to re energize your career or a person contemplating entering the field for the first time).

And of course - CONTRIBUTE! We're growing and need every extra dollar.

We are a 4-star charity as measured by Charity Navigator - so you know your money will be well managed and well spent.



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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Board Member