My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Empowerment International Inc, Boulder, CO, USA
I have been volunteering with Empowerment International for the past 6 months. I looked for a while around Granada to find an NGO that fit with my skills and also seemed to be offering real, tangible benefits for the people they are serving. EI was started 10 years ago out of the needs of the community, which accounts for its sustainability and productivity. The organization now serves over 300 young people in many different capacities including English tutoring at their community center, access to books, computers, and ipads, a thriving photography program that regularly welcomes photographers from the US and further abroad to support, and work with their students, a bike blub that competes in competitions throughout Nicaragua, and an intern program that supports students in continuing their education by providing scholarships to high school and university- just to name a few. The program is run entirely by a local Nicaraguan staff, which also contributes to its sustainability and success. EI is a committed, dynamic, and thriving non profit that is making a real difference in the lives of the young people they are serving, as well as the families and communities in which they work. Can't recommend it highly enough!