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Review for Create Now, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteering for Create Now and more specifically for Camp Scott was a very enlightening experience. The need is great for this demographic; I am happy that Create Now had the vision to provide educational programs for these young girls. My hope is that more funding be made available or granted to the organization so that more of our disenfranchised youth can benefit from the gifts each special volunteer has to offer them. Thank you Jill, for your persistence and your vision.

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

two communication dimensions: personal and interpersonal. I learned first-hand how my personal leadership and communication styles shape the environment of those around me. Create Now taught me how to favorably impact these fragile girls.

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

place a larger focus on hiring grant writers who have the expertise to expand Create Now's reach by bringing in more financial support.

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

being provided the opportunity to positively affect someone's life.

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

Compassionate, professional, and willing to help.

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

touch ten million more lives!

Ways to make it better...

I had more time and the nonprofit had more funding.

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

funding, that is, from my narrow exposure and perspective.

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

I commend Jill Gurr for her desire to make a change and for her dedication to ensure that the Create Now volunteers are prepared to make her vision happen.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & Taught Creative Writing and Life Skills.
create-now (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments, Penny. You're a great "sounding board" for the girls at Camp Scott and know how to reach them. The fantastic newsletter that you helped these girls to create has impacted everyone at the detention camp. It’s something they’ll always treasure, and that will impact them for a long time. I can’t wait to see the next issue!

Jill