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Collegetracks
October 13, 2010

College Tracks is a powerful educational model for bringing the community together to support low income students and their families. It provides unique and sorely needed opportunities to educate students about the college process, obtain pubic grants and private scholarships, and balance their current needs with their dreams for the future. College Tracks also educates parent volunteerss on the college process and the challenges facing underserved communities. Its a win-win partnership and its leadership deserves the highest commendation!

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

Ive personally experienced the results in witnessing the students navigate the complexities of the college and scholarship process, be accepted and attend college, and express pride and joy in their accomplishments!

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

If I had to make changes, I would fund College Tracks more heavily, hire more staff, and take the model to every underserved high school in the country.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I guided students in how to fill out their college applications and helped find parttime employment as required by some of the scholarships.

Open Arms Housing, Inc
May 28, 2010

My family has developed a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding homelessness and seen the best efforts carried out effectively through Open Arms Housing. Open Arms Housing demonstrates the effectiveness of partnership between people who are homeless and volunteers, non profit leaders,corporate supporters and government agenicies. Open Arms is a great example of the broader community coming together to improve people's lives and to feel good about the hard work.

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

By visiting the open house in the spring at which new residents as well as Open Housing staff and board members proudly gave my family and me a tour and spoke about the benefits of such housing.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Donor & Gave money and attended openings.