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Yestermorrow Design/Build School
September 16, 2010

This is the place that both changed and reaffirmed the direction in my career. I came to this school as a novice carpenter, and through a summer internship, became an empowered novice carpenter :) All kidding aside, this was the best learning experience in any discipline in which I have worked/studied. The instructors and staff are world class professionals, the campus environment is focused but relaxed, and the educational experience intertwines the classroom with the job site. Yestermorrow is a one of a kind experience and offers the best opportunity to learn the skills of the past while preparing for the challenges of tomorrow.

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

Since attending the school in 2008, the skills and knowledge attained while at Yestermorrow have allowed me to start a sustainable business in renewable energy, renovate a historic home, and take on other projects in sustainable building.

Ways to make it better...

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

Set up satellite campuses/classes in other cities/countries. Yestermorrow is already experimenting a little with this idea.

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

that it was the most worthwhile experience I've ever had.

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

dedicated and passionate practitioners of craft, environmentalism, design, and building.

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

build the kinds of educational programs that are sorely needed in today's world. Educational programs that don't just tell you how to do something, but actually make you go out and do that thing.

Ways to make it better...

it was longer.

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

publicity and growth. The organization needs more publicity to grow, but there is also the concern of what would be too much growth. Part of the experience is the charm of how small it is.

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

The food is amazing, and the interns are the best. people. ever.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Former staff & I was a summer intern.