My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Skyline Literacy, Harrisonburg, VA, USA
I was an Intern this past summer for Skyline and worked mostly in programs area. I was able to sit in on classes, help out with childcare, and meet learners who were just beginning their time with Skyline. During my time with them, I was able to understand the the many roles they play for the community they serve. Skyline plays a crucial role for an under-served population in Harrisonburg by offering customized learning environments for learners who may not fit into a traditional setting. Among the possible reasons students may not fit into a formal class setting are that learners may have a learning disability, not have reliable transportation, may need childcare, or have specific learning needs, among others.
One of the neatest aspects of this organization, I think, is that it relies on community members as volunteer tutors and instructors. It seemed to me that many students developed strong relationships with their tutors that at times even extended beyond the classroom. Harrisonburg is becoming an extremely diverse community, and the exchange of language and information seems to be a great platform for understanding among these different groups of people. I am very glad to have recently accepted a position at Skyline to help them fulfill their many goals.
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Thanks for your insightful comments, revealing the reasons area adults need our program.