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CITY SINGERS YOUTH CHOIRS
July 2, 2013

Ten years ago I had a daughter who wanted to sing. She wanted to sing much more often than the one day each week she got to at our public school. I went looking for a quality program that was inclusive and would take the time to give her a complete, well-grounded choral education. I found those things and more with City Singers. She was with the choir for 9 years before she graduated and went on to accept a music scholarship to college. I doubt that she could have achieved as much as she has without the support, training, education and opportunities she found through City Singers. Three years ago, I agreed to serve on the board of directors. I love it that our directors are always challenging themselves and their students to come up with new ways to expand their creativity and talent.

Ways to make it better...

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

Expand the board and the budget so that we could continue to increase the number of children served. So far we have never had to turn away a student for financial reasons. We need to keep it that way!

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

Likely

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

Review from Guidestar
MOBIKES MOBOOKS MOBILE
July 2, 2013

Books on Wheels has been a tremendous resource for The Messages Project. We record and send messages from inmates to their children. When we are able, we like to make books available for the inmates to read on camera and then send as a gift to their children with the DVD they have made. We feel strongly that the tangible gift of a book in this situation conveys very forcefully that literacy is important. Since literacy and educational attainment are correlated with keeping kids out of prison when they become adults, we are really excited to have a partner like Books on Wheels which helps us keep supplied with paperbacks we can offer as part of our programming.

Ways to make it better...

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

have them get enough community support that they never run short on books.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Client Served

Review from Guidestar