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W.O. Smith Community Music School
February 10, 2010

This is an organization where mission, management and participation of board, employees and patrons all come together. The school, with only three full time employees, manages approximately 200 volunteers to serve 400 students. In addition to just teaching music to underserved children, the school is now reaching out to help these children apply for college, teach the volunteer teachers and provide music events for the community. The only problem is that even more students want to learn at W.O. Smith Music School.

The Great!

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

seeing kids who want to learn music and need a grounding go from hopeless to college graduates with great careers.

Ways to make it better...

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

I really can't think of anything.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

when a student "gets it." Whether it's about music or something bigger in life.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate, professional, fun.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve more.

Ways to make it better...

the volunteer teachers were given a little grounding in how to teach.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

continue serving a growing population.

One thing I'd also say is that...

having been associated with many non-profits, this is possibly the best managed that i've seen.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Volunteer & I teach music to underprivileged children and serve on advisory board.