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Review for Westside Children's Center , Culver City, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with WCC for about 9 years and am so proud to be affiliated with such an organization. The children served are so fortunate to have a loving pre-school and incredible social services available to their families, even as the children age out of the pre-school. Whenever I offer to volunteer, I find the children so happy, the teachers so capable and loving, and the administration working hard to make this non--profit run like a business cradled in compassion. Along with many of my friends, I have helped in many activities, including helping to create a library, redoing a faculty lounge, assisting with mailings, special events, holiday wrapping, and many other activities that contribute to making WCC a very special place. This organization "gets it." They have their goals in line with the needs of this community.

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

I would hope that someone would come along and donate money to create a building on the campus to house the offices, alongside the preschool. It would make it a complete campus. I would also love to duplicate these service in other parts of the city on another campus!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Westside Children's Center , Culver City, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

It's been about 8 years that I have been volunteering in different ways at Westside Children's Center. I have always walked in and felt the wonderful, nurturing environment the staff and faculty have created at the pre-school site for the children. The facility itself is modern, beautiful, and child-centered. The artwork that you see as you walk around the campus is done by the children; likewise, the fruits and vegetables grown on site are planted, picked, and eaten by the children. Frankly, I can't imagine a more wonderful way for these kids to spend their days. I have seen changes throughout these years, and they are all positive. This is reflected in the very professional and personable current staff, as well as in how they have managed difficult times with mandated state budget cuts and delays which come with little warning at times. When I have worked in the offices with the administrative staff, I can clearly see the many support groups available and working for and with the families. There is a keen intent to help all the children, from pre-school through the teen years. I would love to see many more centers modeled after this one, and I am so grateful to have connected with this organization and brought many friends to volunteer alongside me.

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

All I would hope for is that someday they will somehow be given money so that they could build a building to bring their offices, now located elsewhere, to the same site as the pre-school where there is land available. The staff and faculty are sound and professional, and I feel that that is a major strength that sets the tone for the organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer