My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for THE GENERATION PROJECT INC, Chicago, IL, USA
Hello! I am Monique - a gift implementation intern for The Generation Project :) The Generation Project was my very first opportunity in getting hands-on (VERY hands-on considering it was still very much a start-up when I began) experience in the NPO world. I really must say that I cannot be more grateful that I am to be working for this organization - especially during a time in which my greatest desires have been to contribute to society and to feel like I truly am a part of the larger world. TGP has given me the following opportunities: to work directly with passionate people who desire to give and receive for the next generation, to see how my work directly contributes to young learners, to grow personally in how to manage cases on a micro-level and to work with other interns who also care and believe in our cause. The highlight of my position is when I see the photos of students enjoying the gifts that I helped implement...it's beyond words.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Viewing the uploaded photographs of students all over the U.S. engaging with the gifts that we've implemented. THIS is why we do what we do.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Perhaps further down the road, I believe it would be effective in terms of inspiring donors and other interested people to have an interface on the TGP website where students themselves (educators as well, of course) can submit videos. With videos, I think online donors can experience the impact in a more engaging way, and I personally would love to hear from the students. How did the gifts affect them? Did the gifts inspire them to do something (a project, select a college major, etc.)?