November 8, 2009
I moved to the United States from Russian in 1994 and studied hard to learn English and do well in school here. HIAS helped me to afford college, and I am deeply grateful to them. In addition, I was new in NYC last year and looking for a meaningful organization to volunteer with. I found that in HIAS-I attended their "Interview skills" workshop where we helped recent immigrants work on their job seeking skills. In addition, I attended the Presidential election celebration in November 2008. I met some interesting people in the Jewish community and it opened up worlds for me in NYC. So, HIAS provided me with the opportunity to afford college and also give back after I finished with college.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
how it went out of its way to engage me in meaningful experiences that were relevant to me.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
create a community for responsible giving in which those it has helped would turn around and give back to the new people.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Helped recent immigrants with their job seeking skills, received a scholarsip, celebrated the presidential elections, found out about my heritage.