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CHEWONKI FOUNDATION INC
April 22, 2010

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.

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

noticing the changes within myself after my semester ended, particularly with my new interest in green energy and conservation.

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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.

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I had been more willing to open myself up to other people earlier on in the semester.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I was a student at the Chewonki Semester School for three months.