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Pittsburgh Action Against Rape aka PAAR
November 8, 2007

PAAR offers a wide range of services, outlets and resources to assist survivors of sexual assault with the healing process. The staff of the organization is informed, genuine and devoted to its mission.

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

the immense impact they make on the lives of the clients they serve-- from one client they reach out to on their hotline to the thousands of students educated by advocates in schools across the county. The building design is also very effective in creating a nurturing environment

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

having the opportunity to learn more about sexual violence from the openness of the therapists, advocates and clients.

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

Friendly...very willing to share their knowledge and answer any questions I had

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

staff more programs and take on more clients in need

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Worked with PAAR as part of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs.

East End Cooperative Ministry
November 8, 2007

The diversity of programs and people that EECM reaches out to is inspiring. The programs they offer visibly impact the community. For instance, last year Meals on Wheels provided 25,239 meals to homebound and/or elderly individuals.

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

Its programs

Ways to make it better...

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

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

Friendly, engaging staff...Extremely willing to involve themselves in projects occurring in the community

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

Same as above

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

Build affordable housing and purchase advanced technology for the population they serve

Ways to make it better...

I knew exactly where the entrance was!

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

The unjust stigma of "homelessness"

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Visited the organization to work with GPNP.

Coro Center for Civic Leadership
October 16, 2007

There have definitely been moments when I felt like I was cast on a reality show. The Coro Fellows Program immediately throws fifteen people with different passions, backgrounds, and experiences into challenging projects. Coro prides itself on experiential learning, and teaches its members practical lessons that go beyond the scope of the classroom. Fellows have access to prominent leaders in various sectors, mentors, and a great support system of talented, intelligent peers. You need to understand, from the beginning, that there are rigorous time constraints and expectations. If you enter the program willing to explore new perspectives and experiences, there are endless opportunities for you to grow both professionally and personally. The projects we have worked on are worthwhile ones that have the power to create large-scale systemic change. Just as important, though, the program allows you to explore who you are, including the goals you want to accomplish and the skills you want to develop.

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

the depth of the projects we've had the opportunity to work on and the alumni.

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

the quality of the other fellows. It is amazing how such dynamic people with completely varied interests can come together with the outlying goal of improving the communities in which we live.

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

encouraging and challenging. They push you to think critically, test boundaries and provide inspirational quotes (intentionally and not). They are always there to assist you, though I'll stop myself from posting their cell #s on this site.

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

ditto to the stipend remarks of my fellow fellows. Also, they would be able to guarantee us all full-time positions post-graduation...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Coro Fellow Program in Public Affairs.