My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for New Latino Visions, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
I have had the opportunity to volunteer and become an actual board member for New Latino Visions in the last 2 1/2 years. This organization has educated me not only on non-profit work but also different Hispanic cultures, soccer, event organizing, fundraising, organizational skills, leadership skills and the list goes on.
I have been directly involved with many events, classes, meetings, fundraisers for New Latino Visions to name a few:
Cinco de Mayo 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 1st Annual Hispanic/African American Cultural Event, 1st Annual Day of the Homeless in partnership with other nationwaide Hispanic groups, tejano fundraising dances, raffles etc........Just to name a few again.
New Latino Visions is a great non-profit in the mentoring piece. New Latino Visions takes every opportunity to help out local schools and colleges to name a few: Edison Magnet school (Halloween & Green project in process), El Sol elementary school (Boxtops for Education), Phoenix High School (Mentors classes & possible Cinco de Mayo), Washington Writers Academy (Afterschool programs since 2005 to 2010) and the list goes on. Not only is our Mission focusing on the Michigan YOUTH but also focusing on the whole community.
The organization is restructing and obtaining dedicated, passionate and committed board members and all are getting their hands wet in all areas of the organization and understanding how to communicate and respect each other and the community. We have had some ups and downs but are working hard to keep making a difference in the whole State of Michigan. Additional information on New Latino Visions Facebook that shares everything we have accomplished throughout the last few years. Proud to be a part of this organization!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Communication skills Leadership skills Mentoring skills Finacial & Accounting skills Public speaking skills Teamwork skills Problem solving skills And the list goes on.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Website restructure Obtain an official office. (Presently working as a virtual office.) Obtain a couple hourly employees and/or volunteers to do all of the office paperwork.