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What I want to do

Have a positive impact in the lives on my students.

What matters to me

My students, their self confidence and their belief in their own greatness.

What inspires me

My students

ME USA

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Mano en Mano | Hand in Hand
February 6, 2012

Mano en Mano is a great nonprofit because they are able to do so much with so little. The board, staff, director, community and volunteers are all totally committed to making Mano en Mano as successful as possible. By making Mano en Mano successful, we are making the families, students, and individuals we serve successful too. We are all working towards the day that our organization will no longer be needed.

Right now we provide educational support services, help with interpreting and translating, provide low-income housing, create opportunities for cultural expression and enrichment, and advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. And, we want to do more.

If the future, we hope to create an Educational Resource Center that will help individuals, students, families, and businesses find the resources that they need to be successful. Resources like classes for ESL, Spanish, home ownership, personal finance, and business development and individual instructional programs that can help students focus on the areas where they need the most help.

Supporting Mano en Mano can help make this happen.

The Great!

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

As a teacher, I have seen the impact this organization has had on my students and their families. Students have more self confidence and more personal pride. Parents have better resources and are able to play a bigger role in their child's education.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would continue to work hard at finding the best ways to help the community be more successful.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

I found out about Mano en Mano while I was looking for a way to help support the diverse community in Milbridge, ME.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Outreach and educational support services.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Educational Resource Center

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I am a volunteer, a doner, a seasonal employee, and a board member. .

Mano en Mano | Hand in Hand
February 1, 2011

I first started working with Mano en Mano in the summer of 2010. I worked providing educational services to migrant youth working in Maine. During that summer, I experienced first hand the huge difference this organization made in the lives of the people that they served. Through Mano en Mano, many families are able to access services they would be not be able to otherwise. They can have an interpreter at a doctor's appointment. They have access to affordable housing. They are supported in their education with scholarships, GED classes, English classes, and tutoring. They can documents translated for them. Without Mano en Mano, many adults, children, and their families would have to face the difficult challenges of trying to be successful alone.

The Great!

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

I work as a teacher in the local school and I know how much this organization means to my students and their families. My students are able to get help with homework and receive free tutoring. Their parents can attend free English language classes and are supported with interpreting and translating services.

Ways to make it better...

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

I will continue to support this organization in any way that I can so that it can continue to grow.

More feedback

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member & During the summer, I worked as an English language teacher with migrant youth.