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Multicultural Education and Counseling Through the Arts
February 16, 2010

MECA has done so many things to enrich my life. I began my MECA experience as an art student at the age of 5 and even though I did not continue with my studies in visual art, I did return to MECA in 2004 as a hip-hop dance student. I returned two years later to become a hip-hop, ballet, modern, and salsa student. Eventually in my junior and senior years of high school, I focused solely in ballet and modern dance. I loved my teachers and the dance program because I received personal attention that helped me achieve my goals. I also received many amazing gifts from MECA, including a $2,500 scholarship to go to Spain on a trip with World Learning and The Experiment in International Living for 5 weeks. MECA put me in contact with the program's financial resources department which helped me take this life-changing trip. I also received tutoring and mentoring at MECA that helped get me through rough studying. Last, but not least, MECA gave me a $2000 scholarship for college to use on my books and such items at the University of Houston. I grew so much through MECA because I learned how to dance, and become more independent through them. I am a responsible, educated, eager to learn student because of the amazing programs at MECA. I spent so much time at the school that I felt like it was my second home. I met so many wonderful people including the staff and other students there. I love MECA and will always be thankful of everything they have given me.

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

all of my scholarships that I have received from them. They have helped me so much. I have also received an amazing dance education through MECA.

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

The people that work within the organization. They are all kind and want to help you whenever you need anything.

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

amazing people that donated their time and their talent to the school. Many volunteers came and went, but there were also quite a few that were always there to showcase their talent and help in whatever they could.

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

finish its' renovation project that will allow the original Dow Elementary School to stay in place and simply renovate the historic building. It could also use money towards its' art departments to buy more supplies and new technology for the students.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I was a student in the dance department for 4 years.