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COMPASS for kids
December 28, 2010

I was an intern at COMPASS for kids for four years. Initially it was just a job but after seeing change occur in the lives of the homeless clients, and even the early childhood educators. This program has inspired me and as it grows I see myself informing those in need about it. The organization is located in Lexington but serves clients in Great Boston and the Greater Lawrence area (and will some day span across Massachusetts). I can see this program being piloted in other states as well. I hope I can continue to make a difference with the company despite no longer working there.

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

I've known many of the clients when they were homeless at the shelters in Waltham and watched them grow into self-sufficient working parents.

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

I'm not sure I would change anything besides expanding throughout Western Massachusetts as I am not sure how many resources our available out there. Maybe a bigger staff as I know how much energy the staff puts into this cause.

General Member of the Public & Senior Intern - I'm not really sure how to define it but whatever someone needed done I tried my hardest to do so.