These people are just KIND and they manage to mix it with being the most professional and tightly-knit community group too. I didn't feel I was wasting my time (and I've volunteered lots in DC, soup kitchens, sandwich making nights in other places - bad organizing can really be the saddest thing for everyone concerned). I really felt alive when I was there, and that we were on the cusp of something great. I had such a fun time organizing and felt part of the family immediately. Lots of different people show up and their background philosophy is quite zen/sufi, it's quite great to see people like that who are also so active and know how to do things efficiently, it's how development organizations should be, philosophically sound, and practical. Great vision, 100% recommended! PS- I Just read that shoddily written negative review and felt compelled to write a tiny bit more in response. My two cents: firstly, there is nothing 'going on' "behind the scenes" at Worde, take it from someone who was there for over a year (as opposed to that reviewer who claims he had just ONE meeting and seems only to be able to write/think with dollars in mind)- I think it's clear from his/her vague ramblings that it's just some bitter individual trying to pose as a regular person (hence the laughable 'happy new year' at the end of the vitriol, are you kidding?), the only thing I agreed on was the advice that you absolutely SHOULD get in touch with everyone who works with Worde, whoever you can,, do your homework completely- they are a great group with a positive aim to bring people together. In this money hungry world it would not be possible or feasable for WORDE to put on as many community events as they do if their intentions weren't straight, it would just make no sense. So don't let one dumbo reviewer tarnish their image, go meet them, talk, if you have a goal in mind, pursue it with honest intentions and most of all, use your own judgement and intelligence just like I did. I'm quite sure you'll come to the same conclusions I've written so clumsily here. Thanks :) J.