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pamela8

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Review for COALITION OF ADVOCATES FOR EQUAL ACCESS FOR GIRLS, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I became introduced to the Coalition during my senior year of high school when I began my senoir project to reduce abuse in foster care homes. As a foster youth, I was determined to insure that this did not happen to other kids in care. The President of the Coalition became my key advisor for the project and connected me to the people I needed to know to change policies at the state level. With the Coalition's support, I presented my project to the Oregon Child Welfare Advisory Committee and then helped them rewrite policies around face to face contact between caseworkers and the youth on their caseloads. After college I returned to the Coalition as a Board Member and continue my advocacy work today to make foster care better in Oregon. The Coalition's support opened many doors for me as a young woman and I am honored to continue to be involved in thier advocacy on behalf of girls.

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

that is focuses its advocacy efforts around vulnerable girls and young women.

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

extremely knowledgeable about the issues facing girls today and what gender specific services are needed.

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

insure that all at-risk girls in the entire nation have equal access to gender specific services and treatments to meet their specific needs and challenges.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Former volunteer & I was a volunteer board member for 2 years.