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Review for The Maura Clarke-Ita Ford (MCIF) Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been the Head Instructor at MCIF for over a year, and I was drawn to this organization because of its community-centered environment. The Center not only offers a range of classes (ESL, GED, citizenship, computer, and entrepreneurship), but also brings in outside resources and workshops for students such as nutrition classes, legal assistance, and safety presentations. Students participate in regular celebrations, a weekly flea market, and have a daily coffee break during which they mingle with students from the different ESL classes. The Center even has a student council - elected by peers - that works to communicate about issues and events related to the school. We have a dedicated staff who, due to the consistent work hours and paid staff meeting time, really get to operate as a team. It's a fabulous place that deserves all the support it can get.

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

The organizations needs more resources and space to support the learning needs of students.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

A lot

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