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tishgibbs35

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Review for Sostenica Inc, West Chester, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been involved with SosteNica for many years and am impressed with the vision and dedication of its founder Alan Wright. Programs are well thought out and adjusted based on reviews and changes in circumstances always with an eye toward reducing climate change and building resiliance for Nicaraguans. The staff in Nicaragua is outstanding.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Norwalk Sister City Project, Inc., Norwalk, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Year after year we grow and improve our programs. New programs include theater and English. We're working closely with the public school system to coordinate tutoring. Our college scholarship students are volunteering as tutors for younger students and what wonderful role models they make. We are having a powerful impact on at-risk kids in Nagarote, Nicaragua.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Norwalk Sister City Project, Inc., Norwalk, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

N/NSCP is having a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of disadvantaged children in Nagarote, Nicaragua by sponsoring a preschool and providing training to the staff and learning materials; giving scholarships, including tutoring, to 82 students grades 1 - college; offering afterschool enrichment programs for kids 6-19; and creating a model sustainable farm where the children learn to grow their own nutritious produce.

Now, the gangs that plagued the neighborhood are gone, the kids are growing and planting trees throughout the town, most kids are finishing high school and many are continuing on to college although most of their parents never finished sixth grade, and families are enjoying more nutritious diets with the produce grown on the farm. Plus, we've experienced very little, if any, teen pregnancy in the 11 years we've had this program although Nicaragua has the highest teen pregnancy rate in Latin America.

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

I would encourage more people to get involved and donate so they can hire an executive director

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Board Member