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vleonardo

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Review for Center For Youth Development Through Law, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I participated in the Center for Youth Development Through Law the summer before my senior year of high school. The program provided me with the opportunity to work as a legal intern at a big law firm in downtown San Francisco. At 16-years-old, this was my first job. The program not only placed me at my internship but also provided me with the training and skills that allowed me to be comfortable and really flourish as an intern. I gained valuable experience and gained skills that allowed me to get subsequent jobs and internships. I used that summer experience on my college applications and for work applications. The experience and internship placement allowed me to gain a lot of confidence in my skills and abilities. I later graduated from a 4-year university and law school. I am now a practicing attorney and credit my work ethic to my first working experience that summer and the support I received from the Center For Youth Development Through Law.

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

my work ethic.

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

increase the staff.

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

the support.

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

wonderful.

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

do more wonderful things for the community.

Ways to make it better...

the summer were longer.

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

size of the staff.

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

the program life changing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & I worked at a law firm and learned valuable work skills. I learned about civil litigation, courtrooms, and how to succeed in the workplace.