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NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN INCORPORATED
June 5, 2012

I volunteer for Artpals, a program that teaches lessons on contemporary art to 3rd & 4th graders in the San Fernando Valley. NCJW has generously supported this fantastic program for many years. Without NCJW many children would not have the experience of learning about & participating in the world of contemporary art. We teach them how to analyze a work of art, along with the accompanying vocabulary. Each lesson includes a participatory project. I have done this for 7 years but the program is approximately 20 years old. I am grateful to NCJW for supporting us.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN INCORPORATED
April 12, 2011

NCJW supports Artpals, a program that teaches 3rd graders in the San Fernando Valley about contemporary art. I've worked with this program for about 6 years and it is fantastic! Through interactive lectures, visuals, & hands-on projects, children learn to analyze & understand how & why artists make their work. They get to see & experience art that they would not be exposed to otherwise. They also experience a field trip to a museum. Artpals volunteers help & support the children in their learning & the children love the program!

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I have found the Artpals personally very rewarding. It's exciting to see the children respond to the art. Because we offer one-on-one help with the projects, we get to know the children & they get to know us.

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It would be great if Artpals could be expanded to more schools or other grades.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I helped children learn about & experience contemporary art. I also read to children in the school library.