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Review for Abrace Inc - Brazilian Association of Culture and Education, McLean, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have known ABRACE for many years, first as a parent of a student and more recently as a board member. It always amazes me what this organization does with so little. As a board member, it has been a pleasure to see the organization grow, not only in the size of the student body, but also in the professionalism of its management and financial structure. I also admire the dedication of all of the professionals involved with the organization, most of whom are volunteers but also of those who receive a nominal fee but give so much more. As a parent of a student, I love that my son can learn about my culture and, more than that, understand that it is his culture too. For Brazilian children growing up outside of Brazil, who may not travel to Brazil frequently, ABRACE's work helps maintain that connection.

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We are working to better integrate the community into the work of the organization. If we already do so much with so little, imagine what we could do with greater participation from our community.

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Role:  Board Member