My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Chicago Freedom School, Chicago, IL, USA
I first learned about the Chicago Freedom School (hereinafter CFS) while an undergraduate. As a former public policy debate champion turned high school debate instructor, CFS' mission quickly caught my attention, and I knew that I wanted to get involved with the organization. It blends civic engagement and action through teaching about past social movements and making connections to current situations. It does so by engaging inner-city youth in discussions that lead them to think more critically and analytically. Youth develop a sense of individuality, while learning to collaborate with the community at-large, in addition to a sense of purpose and power that enables them to effectively translate ideas into actions.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the youth and the communities that have learned about and/or collaborated with CFS, or communities that have been indirectly and positively affected by the organization's/youth's work.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
provide them with additional funding so that the work that they do can reach farther, and the projects they envision can become realities. most importantly, CFS would be able to scout a greater number of student fellows, thus allowing the organization to grow and create greater impact.