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k-j-barry

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Review for PLACE, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Our family relocated thousands of miles in the hope of being part of something new and something great; a community of working artists living in affordable, eco-friendly residences in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. We have not been disappointed, and indeed our experience has exceeded all hopes. A huge amount of ingenuity has clearly been put into both the project as a whole and each individual aspect, from the design of the living spaces to maximise natural light to the selection of artists to ensure a balanced yet diverse community of individuals and families. The creating of a community, both in the bricks and mortar (a phenomenal achievement in itself) and in the people who are now living here, signals a radical yet brilliant vision. The lives of all those involved have been deeply enriched. These benefits are apparent after only a few months of the project being operational. The long-term postive impact on the community and the surrounding society is likely to be immeasurable.

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

the way in which the sheer, uninhibited splendor of the project's vision infects all who encounter it with optimism and energy.

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

always able to combine excitement in the large scale of the project with loving consideration of each individual's needs, and to realise there is no contradiction between the two.

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

have found a way to put the extra money to great use, either in this project or the next. PLACE seems to have an uncanny skill for wringing the maximum value out of each cent.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & Our family lives in the WAV building.