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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, International, International Cultural Exchange, International Exchange, Youth Development - Citizenship

Mission: Arizona Russian Center fulfills the assistance, educational, nesesary social interaction, as well as individual's cultural progress and stabilization need, that exists in the State of Arizona and has existed as such for a very long time, as no other organization in the Greater Metro Area is capable of, has provided or is interested to provide the needed services to the persons of Russian Speaking heretage, or any other persons that would like to lern about Russian Culture, and Language and History here in Arizona.

Geographic areas served: State of Arizona

Community Stories

112 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with Arizona Russian Center was excellent! They helped me to move for free, and collected and brought the furniture for me and my child for free. I never saw such help from Russian organization before. Since then I went to their events. New Year party and Children's Protection Day party were very nice organized, happy for everyone and very, very friendly. Thanks everyone, who volunteers for ARC!

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azrussian1 Thank you, Friend! We are always ready to help! Very nice that you remember us! Please, come to our summer picnic!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for excellent event on March 9, 2014! I was very happy to be a part of your meeting in ARC new office. Everybody were so friendly! Office is bigger and more inviting, food was super great, people were super nice! I will participate at your future events with my family. Waiting to see you soon!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteered for AZ Russian Center just very recently. Very friendly staff! We helped low income family to move, and translated for them all necessary documents and their contract for new home. Everybody were very happy!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am preparing to participate at the Easter Tea party of Arizona Russian Center. This will be real celebration of Russian culture and language! Volunteering for Russian Center gives me opportunity to practice Russian language and to make new Russian friends. Besides that, all meetings are very friendly and happy! Welcome to join!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I got help from this people when I already quit... I was thinking that nobody can help...They are unbelievably Great! like SUPERHEROES in the movies. When I meet them, my understanding about life, and actually my life were completely changed... Thanks to them!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am pretty happy to help AZ Russian Center with their new project started this spring. Organization's first meeting was so welcoming, friendly and informative, that I decided to donate my time, professional help and money towards community services. I am looking forward with the hope of big success of ARC charitable work!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great fun was to be a guest of AZ Russian Center! I never expected so much entertainment, food, drinks and so many happy and beautiful Russian ladies at the party! That was the best party I ever been in Arizona! Thanks to everybody involved!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very exited to participate in the new project of this wonderful organization. My experience in the past was very pleasant, and right now I can say to everyone that ARC's new office and new projects are reaching to the higher level of services. Welcome to participate!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent job did Arizona Russian Center lately! Their New Year program for kids was great, and the last New Year party was awesome! My kid enjoyed Russian Father Frost surprise visit at our home, and I with my wife and parents enjoyed Russian New Year Celebration party very much! Thanks, ARC! We are waiting for another event!

Krista Lynn D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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Students have their own spending money and insurance. Host families provide the home (bed and meals) and most importantly a caring atmosphere to include them as true family members. There is no financial compensation, just soul compensation!
If you are interested in opening your home and sharing your family life with a young person from abroad, please email local Area Coordinator Krista Detterbeck at krista@world-heritage.org. Please also visit our website at www.whHosts.com.
World Heritage, a well-established, non-profit student exchange program, is seeking local Area Representatives to dedicate their passion for people to provide high school students from all over the world with program support and host families. There are many opportunities for financial bonuses and stipends as well! Your role would be to match people with the list of eager teenagers.
If you like working with young people, have loads of energy, enthusiasm, and a genuine desire to help make your community a little more international, please check out the website at www.world-heritage.org or email Krista at krista@world-heritage.org, the Area Coordinator, to get involved today!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just recently I called to AZ Russian Center for help, and they answered right away! I got very detailed consultation, friendly talk and new contact information for Russian speaking people in my area. I like AZ Russian Center a lot!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I 'm a happy guest of Arizona Russian Center for several years. Many meetings with other Russian speaking people and Americans, who are interested in Russian culture were done by this organization in friendly and happy way. I'm very satisfied, and ready to go to their future events and activities! Thanks to ARC staff!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I appreciate this opportunity to express my gratitude for your mission connecting Russian people and keeping such an outstanding legacy of our national roots as tenderness, heartfullness and desire to help!
Thanks to the Arizona Russian Center I found not only a cosy room for staying in Phoenix for my 3-week professional courses in July, but new wonderful friends! I can’t stop amazing how it happened in the smoothest and easiest way when I applied to this site, so that I was immediately connected with a family with which we had so much of common interests!
It must be emphasized how helpful all those advices concerning the use of transport, location of stores, rules of conduct may be for each of new arrivals in Phoenix!
It is hard to overestimate this generous support and this sense of community!
I wish you new ideas and new achievements, increasing the number of participants, like-minded assistants and sponsors of this undoubtedly important and necessary charity!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thanks to those, who established such needed, friendly, helpful and charitable organization! Their idea to connect people together is perfect! They doing good job , and following our (public) needs and requests. They are truly charitable and very professional in their life, and in their work. Thanks to Artt, Olga, Terri, Elena, Natalia, Gennadiy, Viktor, Ange, Alina and all others, who giving us the opportunity to be happier in our lives! Thanks ARC!

Julia14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi, I just would like to say that this is a really great organization. I have known them for awhile know and I am really impressed by what they do. God Bless You!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I remember ARC New Year parties 2011 and 2012 with very much appreciation and happiness. What a great events! Very friendly to every guest and culturally oriented. We're enjoyed a lot! Hoping to attend New Year 2013! Thanks our beloved ARC!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello, my name is Vera, and I would like to say: "Thanks!" to staff of AZ Russian Center for great events and given to us opportunity to meet new friends! I and my friends enjoyed a lot! We are ready to come to the next one!

Client Served

Rating: 5

i have gone to many of this organizations events and think that they are fun and enjoyable. Every event that i have been to was well put together and just amazing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for this organization many times and it has been a wonderful experience that i will never forget. the experience you gain from volunteering is great.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If there is any organization out there who knows how to throw a great event, it is this one! I only recently discovered the Arizona Russian Center and decided to attend a few of their events and was shocked at how well they were put together and organized. Not only that, but they made it seem like the Russian culture had taken a vacation from Russia, and came here to Arizona in the form of the Arizona Russian Center! I recommend everyone to visit this organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to the new years celebration event held by the Arizona Russian Center and it was incredible! They really took their time and effort setting it all up so that it would be enjoyable to everyone. There was a patio outside where it was quite if anyone wished to go out, they had a great DJ playing a mix of Russian songs, they even had an act with Father Frost and the Snow Maiden! I did not see a single person leaving the event without a smile. Everyone had a great time, including myself.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have attended event with Vladimir Sorokin, who traveled around the world on the bicycle. It was very interesting event that combined interesting travel stories of Vladimir with New Year celebration. Vladimir also was the Grandfather Frost who came to wish as the happy New Year. The event was very warm and interesting. This type of events bring close people, and provide opportunity for meeting the new people with the similar background and interests. I am looking forward to more of this kind of events. Thank you.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I went along with a friend to one of the events of the Arizona Russian Center and thought it was amazing! They had plenty of food and there was popular Russian music and everyone was having a great time. When the people began to walk onto the open dance floor to dance, they attempted to get everyone else to join them. My experience was quite fun.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very happy with everything they doing. Very grateful for help provided to me. Hoping for their progress and prosperity, and will be very happy to attend their events in the future.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a fun to be at their events! I and my family were very surprised that ARC not asking much more higher donations or entrance price for all their parties. They doing amazing job, and making their events affordable to everyone, who interested to attend. They even inviting old people or veterans, or poor families for free! I never seen so honest charitableness before.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello, my name is Tania, and I would like to express my gratitude to the staff of ARC for all help and entertainment provided to me and my family. All people involved in ARC are great! They are helping others very well, and they are preparing events very thoroughly and professionally. I am hoping that soon we will have our Center at particular building and available for us all the time. But even before that I am happy to be at their events with all my family!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Was very very happy to party with ARC! Great events, great people and very friendly, professional, helpful staff! I'm like ARC a lot!

Maria35

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I really enjoy the events organized by the Arizona Russian Center. At the events there is always good Russian food, music, and interesting people. I always have a good time and so does my family.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The get together organized by the Russian center are invigorating. It is very pleasant to meet with people from the same culture and background.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ARC is serving excellent cause of bringing the community together. Thank you!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I would consider myself a general member of the public though I volunteered once for our Russian New Year party. It was a lot of fun and a great opportunity for me to get together with Russian people that share the same culture with me. The organizers did a great job and they sincerely want to preserve our culture as well as help the Russians in need here in America.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i really enjoyed volunteering for this center. It gave me a great experience and i would like to volunteer again.

Donor

Rating: 5

I would like to share my happy friendly experience with AZ Russian Center. In 2005 I attended picnic in the public park, hosted by this organization, and from that time I'm trying to be at every event they have. Most of the time I'm sponsoring some activity or just giving donation for ARC, and they always providing charitable donation receipt for my TAX deduction. I like them for responsible and professional understanding of non-profit, charitable operations.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to THANK! AZ Russian Center for help and introduction to Russian speaking community of AZ. They helped me to fined russian food in american stores, explained everything about live in Arizona and introduced me with russian speaking people in my area of living. They always were very friendly and helpful. I never had so professional, free and enthusiastic help before. Thanks, ARC!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks AZ Russian Center for very good and fast help to my family! They helped my parents to apply for free government medical insurance and fined a good doctor in Phoenix Arizona. I called ARC from Germany, where I was at the time, and asked to help my parents with health insurance issue due to their poor health. Week after my phone call, my mom and dad got insurance and were able to get their medicine. Several more days later my parents were assigned to the great doctor! Olga and Elena helped with translation for them, and actually drove them to the doctor. Thanks ARC!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to thank Olga and everyone else at the Russian Center for all of their help. My son was in an accident at the begining of the year and i didnt know what to do and had so many questions. I meet with Olga and she was very helpful throughout the whole process. She helped us find a doctor, helped with the insurance company and helped us find a lawyer for my son to file disability. Every time i had a question or needed help Olga was a phone call away and she was glad to help every time. It was a terrible thing that happened to my family, but Olga's help made it least painful and easier to get through. I would recomend her and the Russian Center to anyone who needs to have great people in their corner. Thank you again for everything Olga.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Arizona Russian Center ( ARC) has had a dynamic and rapid development as an organization, and has overcome many growing pains and personalities along the way. It has been very interesting and rewarding to be a part of this organization's administration, and to see the progress the staff and volunteers had made over the years. There is definitely a public need that was not being met, prior to this organization's involvement in this sector.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a guest of AZ Russian Center at the several very different events. It was: International Women's Day, International Children's Protection Day, Picnic in the public park and New year party. Every time I came there was very friendly staff of this organization inviting me to enjoy the tasty food, interesting draws, conversation in Russian, plays and other surprisingly well organized and prepared things. Every time I was very satisfied. Thank you, ARC volunteers!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that helps many people! There are wonderful events and celebrations that take allot of time, work and planning to bring people together in new friendships and support. Allot of good is done through the Arizona Russian Center.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Me and my mom went to this event and it was awesome. I remember there was this magian and he did these awesome magic tricks. I liked the food there the sanwiches were amazing. I also liked that there was this little play that the kids did and then they got prizes. The music that they put on was good to. My experice was good and i thought they sould do more stuff like that again.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

я была приглашена на встречи организованые Русским Центром Аризоны.Мне эти встречи запомнились очень дружелюбной атмосферой, професиональной постановкой праздничных выступлений особенно детского коллектива. Также очень интересными были выступления приглашенных актеров(номер с голубями,арабский танец).