My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Multicultural Education And Counseling Through The Arts, Houston, TX, USA
I have been a donor of MECA for over 25 years or more. As a former school teacher and an active volunteer in the arts, I appreciate the many cultural and educational programs provided children ( for the most part from liminted resources) who live in the inner city of Houston. I have attended many cultural programs not only on the site of the Center but at other educational and cultural venues of Houston. Each child is counselled to excell to the best of their abilities. Parents are actively involved and in that way, not only appreciate the talents of their children, but expand in their own social and cultural education. There always haas to be an energetic and visionary person in each organization who formulates and guides the activities and goals of that entity. Alice Valdez has dedicated her life and talents to MECA and has been able to overcome the many adverse econmic and political roadblocks that the organization faced while conserving her
interest in the social, cultural and educational benefits that were necessary for the children , youth and families served by MECA.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
seeing the success of many of the children and youths served by this organization. Some have returned to be teachers and volunteers for the next generation. I also appreciate the programs in visual and performing art that are presented at MECA and at other venues of the City of Houston.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
hope to see more financial aid available so that the programs would be always available under talented and well paid instructors and teachers. As with most educational arts, cultural and social agencies, funding is difficult, specially in these economic times.
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What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?
The purpose of providing educational and cultural programs to an inner city population of children and youth, under professional instructors and teachers and with the participation of parents.
Why did you make your donation at this time?
I have always been a donor and more funds are necessary due to the cutting of state government support as well as the limitation of funding from businesses, corporations and foundations due to the economy of our nation.
What would you tell others about this organization?
Please support a proven organization which will continue to serve the growing inner city population of Houston.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?