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Review for Foundation For Students Rising Above, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering my time with Students Rising Above for nearly 2 years. I have been extremely impressed from day 1 with the organization and execution of SRA's mission. The students who benefit from the existence of this program are more than deserving. The determination, intelligence and confidence these students posses is rare. This is what separates SRA from many other programs with similar goals. SRA students are truly the leaders of tomorrow, and SRA's graduates are proof. From the top down, this organization is unique and necessary. The professionalism and compassion shown by the executive team, the advisory team and the volunteers is not only exemplary, it's contagious!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In the nearly 2 years I have been involved with Students Rising Above, I have had the chance to interact with numerous students in the program. Many have expressed how fortunate they feel to have been accepted into the program as well as the relief they feel for knowing where they WON'T be alternatively, e.g., homeless, minimum wage job, etc.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

My goal is to help the organization continue to grow. As the volunteer group and funding to SRA grows, so follows the number of students that can be accepted into the program.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

None. I have greatly enjoyed volunteering my time thus far.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I feel anytime one volunteers his time with a positive goal in sight, the outcome and affect, subconscious or otherwise, is positive. I have met and made good friends with a lot of good people as a result of volunteering my time with SRA.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Worthy, important, confident, happy, determined.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I am a current student mentor and have been on organizational committees for numerous fundraising events.