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Review for Good News Partners, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Since 1985 our church, Blacksburg Presbyterian Church in Blacksburg VA, has taken youth to work for a week at GNP and since 1991 GNP has spent a weekend in June at BPC. What has impressed me the most over this time is to see how influential and important Good News Partners has been in the life of the children--giving them love, structure, opportunities, and support. Most exciting is seeing so many of these young people become caring, committed, responsible adults--because of the nurture the received from GNP. The difference GNP makes in the lives of so many is amazing, but I am especially impressed with the difference they make in the lives of our young people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how it so positively affects young people.

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

Have more experiences outside the neighborhood for the young people.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Living and working with the community at Good News Partners--getting to know the young people and the people in the neighborhood.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

AMAZING! The commitment of staff and volunteers is fantastic! I have been a close friend of the president Bod Ogle for many, many years and his incredible foresight, commitment, care, and ability to "make things happen" is phenomenal.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the lives of many, many, many more people, helping them from hopelessness, homelessness, and despair to lives of hope, homes, self-respect, and opportunities to use their gifts and talents.

Ways to make it better...

I could have spent more time at Good News Partners. It is always very difficult to leave our brothers and sisters in Chicago.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The transition of leadership now that Bud Ogle is retiring.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The deep commitment and caring of the staff to the neighborhood and to EVERY individual that comes to Good News Partners is truly remarkable.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I coordinate Blacksburg Presbyterian Church in Blacksburg VA mission trip to GNP and the annual visit of GNP to BPC.