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Review for Cy-Hope Inc., Houston, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am lucky enough to be a volunteer and employee of Cy-Hope. Every day I get to see first hand how Cy-Hope is making a difference in the lives of people in our community. Families are being fed through our back pack program, school coaches are learning the importance of transformational coaching through our Dierker's Champs program, high school students are receiving scholarships to take AP & Dual Credit classes through our POP program and our schools are being able to re-instate important Music programs through our Music Initiative Program. And I could go on and on. What was just a little spark in the minds of a few people back in 2011 has now flamed into a huge fire throughout our whole community. It is truly amazing and I am so lucky to be a part of it.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Cy-Hope Inc., Houston, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Cy-Hope is in the "business" of bringing Hope to the children in Cy-Fair ISD. As a volunteer with this organization I have seen hope be restored in children's eyes, but more than that, I have seen hope resonate throughout the whole district....teachers, community leaders, adults, parents, business owners and children alike. I volunteer at one of the organization's Hope Centers. Cy-Hope has a trailer in a trailer park community within the district. Every week I go and spend time with the children in this community. We read together, play games, work on homework, learn basic life skills like cooking & sewing and basically share life together. These children are absolutely precious and so "hungry" for our time and love. I know we are making a difference in their young lives and they are most assuredly making a difference in mine. Cy-Hope also provides 7 tons of food a week to eligible students in the district through their back pack program. It is an amazing sight to see all of that food in their Jersey Village warehouse and an even more amazing sight to see all that food leave the warehouse through the many volunteers who take it to each participating school. Another wonderful program of Cy-Hopes is Dierker's Champs. Larry Dierker of the Astros was instrumental in founding this program and it's relational coaching concept. Because of Cy-Hope every coach in the CFISD attended a program on relational coaching. This program reminded our coaches to look beyond the "game" and see the positive impact they can have on our young men and women. They were inspired to develop in our children good character traits and positive attributes, not just develop athletes. This is just a few of the great things Cy-Hope does for our community. If you have a passion for kids and want to see Hope spread across a community and change lives for the better, then Cy-Hope is where you need to be.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer