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At The Crossroads
May 24, 2011

I've been involved with At The Crossroads for almost 13 years now: first as a foundation program officer, coaching the executive director in submitting applications for funding, then as a sounding board for the E.D. as the organization grew, then an advisory board member, and now as head of the board of directors of a 501c3 organization! I am really proud of ATC: this organization has strong values of non judgmental support and yet everyone is encouraged to hold themselves to high standards. It sounds like a contradiction, but staff and board and volunteers work hard to make it possible for our outreach workers to help youth on the streets of San Francisco. ATC has a great record of helping homeless youth to envision an outstanding future for themselves, and then helping them to make that happen!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting to know one of our alums, Nick Coley, who is a remarkable painter. It's thrilling to see Nick doing so well in his chosen career, and to see his talent.

Ways to make it better...

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

help to make it bigger. There are more young people who are homeless and who need ATC's services than our outreach workers can meet with.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I have been an advisor and I am now the Chair of the Board of Directors.

At The Crossroads
August 30, 2008

I have known about this organization from very early in its life: I work for a group of family foundations, so part of my job has been to learn about and follow At The Crossroads. Last year, I was honored to become part of a group that will be the Board of Directors as ATC goes through the process of getting its 501(c)(3) status. The thoughtfulness and care that Rob and his team give to every decision is admirable, whether it is choosing how to train new outreach workers or what kind of event is appropriate to celebrate ATC's 10th Anniversary. This agency is a unique mix of heart and mind, and the young people on the streets who are ATC's clients perceive that and respond to the genuine caring evidenced by staff and administration.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the number of young people on the streets whom ATC has touched, helping them to determine what they want to be and do.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I have recommended ATC for foundation funding, I've worked at their monthly volunteer events, I attended their fantastic 10th Anniversary party, and I serve on the Advisory Board, soon to become the Board of Directors.