My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for CHEWONKI FOUNDATION INC, Wiscasset, ME, USA
Right from the start, Chewonki worked towards fostering a close community of students and teachers. Together, we developed a sense of unity and comfort between all members of Chewonki, such that anyone could take a seat at any table at a mealtime and feel included. The relationships developed between students and teachers, advisers, and other faculty have proved to be long-lasting and meaningful, months after the semester ended. The knowledge I gained at Chewonki, from identifying bird calls to graphing sinusoidal curves, from learning how to milk a cow to the details of American economy during the Civil War, and from lighting a woodstoves to whitewater kayaking, all came from a great experience. Chewonki has taught me countless lessons that extend beyond sustainability, transforming me into a more valuable member of any new community.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
being a part of a community that nurtures individual talent with care, while helping to serve a larger, collective purpose.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
friendly, interesting, and all more than willing to work hard for the benefit of the community.
Ways to make it better...
I had been more willing to open myself up to other people earlier on in the semester.
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