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What I want to do

have fun and help people along the way

What matters to me

Western PA, the environment, sound economic policies, international affairs, particularly in L.Am and C. Europe.

What inspires me

people, the newspaper

Pittsburgh, PA USA

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Parental Stress Center
November 8, 2007

PSC provides so many cool opportunities to engage students and their families in programs. Its location is perfect to reach a wide variety of people.

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

the success it has had in fulfilling its mission.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I spoke with the staff.

Riverlife
November 8, 2007

I love the idea of creating a great, contiguous park in downtown Pittsburgh. I would love to see Pittsburgh among the greenest cities in the world, in every sense of the word "green" and this organization is moving the city towards that.

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

the way the riverfronts have already changed in the past couple of years.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I visited it.

Life's Work of Western PA
November 8, 2007

I wish that every organization was so concerned about the dignity of their clients. I wish I was always treated with as much respect and care as it seems this organization treats its clients.

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

the programs, such as the Ben and Jerry's store.

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

seeing people work.

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

so enthusiastic and kind.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I visited it.

Bethlehem Haven of Pittsburgh
November 8, 2007

The mission and the commitment that BH has to the city of Pittsburgh is awesome. It was obvious that the staff members looked at their position not as a job, but as a way BH’s mission intersects with their own vocation.

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

the sheer number of clients it has served.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Ways to make it better...

I had time to spend more time there.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I visited it.

3 RIVERS CONNECT
November 8, 2007

This organization provides a great resource, particularly for nonprofits in the Pittsburgh area. The information for so many different services is in one location. For instance, I was looking for a comprehensive list of after school programs in the area through the humanservices.net, and it was so nice to just be able to go there to find the information, instead of having to google it and hope I get good results.

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

the resource database.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Ways to make it better...

the website were easier to read and more navigable.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I had to look for after school programs in the Pittsburgh area.

Sustainable Pittsburgh
November 8, 2007

Sustainable Pittsburgh provides an amazing resource for making Pittsburgh the best it can be now, and particularly in its planning for the future. The staff is so committed and excited about their projects.

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

Pittsburgh policy moving towards more sustainable friendly practices.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

advertise what we do more.

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

the staff!

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

awesome, intelligent, insightful, and friendly.

Ways to make it better...

I knew how I could easily get involved in it.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I visited it.

YouthWorks, a Program of Goodwill of Southwestern PA
October 29, 2007

The staff is so welcoming and energetic. You can just tell they are excited to go to work in the morning. The programs seem like they are innovative and effective- helping youth through many different aspects of getting an internship that puts them on the path towards a career.

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

very enthusiastic!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & General member of the public, worked with them in collaboration with another nonprofit.

Communities In Schools of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County
October 24, 2007

The CIS management and staff obviously really care about the life, both present and future, of every child it works with. The staff is invested in the success of each youth. They are trying innovative ways to reach the students, through field trips, flexible schedules, and one on one learning.

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

the students who have succeeded.

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

learning from the staff

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

so helpful, caring, and knowledgeable.

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

expand its programs at the existing schools and build new sites for its academies; pay their community connectors themselves so every school in the PPSD could have one

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Heard about it through many different avenues, was placed there for six weeks during Coro.

Coro Center for Civic Leadership
October 16, 2007

Coro provides people with an experience in leadership that is almost impossible to duplicate. It is unlike anything I ever expected to do or even knew existed, but it is equipping me with skills that I would not be forced to work on if it weren't for Coro. It also has an amazing network of connections, both through its alumni and the organizations that Coro works with, and it makes that network accessible for everybody who works with it. Coro could service more people, and extend their network, by having fellows from more socio-economic backgrounds, because right now, even to apply you need to be from a certain background.

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

its networks.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

work on their website.

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

the experience. This is really vague, but I cannot pick just one thing that I learned. It is the people, the interviews, the long sessions discussing policies. I don't always like all of it in the moment, but I enjoy where those experiences have gotten me.

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

very nice and helpful. It seems like they would do anything for anybody connected to the organization.

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

serve more people.

Ways to make it better...

there were people from more diverse backgrounds.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

balancing meeting their mission and raising money.

One thing I'd also say is that...

everybody should be lucky enough to be connected to a Coro program at some time in their lives.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Coro Fellow.