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Review for Renewed Minds Community Development Corporation Inc, Vineland, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Renewed Minds came about as one mother's way of creating an avenue of positive change for youth in her community. Seeing first-hand the risk of losing a child to gang activity, poor choices and limited program options for children deemed 'not bad enough', she began a crusade to educate, empower and inform. The results have led to the humble beginnings of the company in her home in 2007 and have, within the span of 18 months, expanded to include 2 afterschool programs, a female rites of passage program, advocacy for the at risk in her community and a contract with the Cumberland County Juvenile Detention Center! Promotional opportunities have included locations such as Las Vegas and California. Speaking engagements have included local schools in Cumberland County,a Women's Forum hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in the Spring of 2009 and even Rowan University!

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

Youth who have experienced programs offered through this company follow up by staying connected and utilizing them as a support network. This is helping decrease negative behaviors among its particpants.

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

continue on the path outlined by its founder because it works!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I've had an opportunity to be an advocate for those who need it most!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated and committed to being professional and effective in the arena of helping youth change their lives!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide more than enough advocacy and character buidling/personal accountabiltiy programs for the under-served in ANY community!!

Ways to make it better...

if I had been able to fund everything out of my own pocket,but that is not economically feasible.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

securing funding in a community that is impoverished and has limited resources.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the parties invovled in any way with Renewed Minds believe it its mission! They live by the tag line they promote...'it takes a combination of Faith AND Works to change lives!'

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Role:  Board Member & As much as is needed to make the vision successful!.