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Hands Across the Sea, Inc.
October 16, 2012

Hands Across the Sea delivers modern, high-quality books to libraries and reading centers on many Caribbean islands. The impact on the children is a wonder to behold. Having access to exciting books is a key ingredient in supporting and improving literacy. Working with Hands Across the Sea, my wife and I have volunteered to help create inviting library and reading center spaces in schools on the island of Dominica.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

Michigan State University - Lyman Briggs College
August 25, 2010

Lyman Briggs College provides a unique experience to science and math undergraduates. I see several key advantages of the program: 1. As a residential college, Briggs provides a sense of community and support to students who might otherwise be overwhelmed in a large state university. 2. Professors for the Briggs programs are selected because they are truly interested in teaching undergraduates. So many times a large research universities, undergraduates are treated as a necessary nuisance. At Briggs, I never felt second class to graduate students or research projects. 3. The Briggs program is designed to encourage science and math majors to broaden their intellectual horizons, and to make room in their class schedules for humanities, social sciences, art, and all of the other wonderful disciplines that highly-focused science majors sometimes miss out on.

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

My own educational experience, in my career, and through the impact on several family members who also participated in the program.

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

The fabulous education that I received

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

Absolutely committed to teaching excellence, and truly interested in their students.

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

Improve labs and infrastructure

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I attended this institution.