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erynljohnsons

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Review for Creative Action Institute, Ipswich, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was a volunteer for ArtCorps in the first years of the organization's work. The ArtCorps model is unique in its ability to levarage the power of the arts to transform struggling communities. My experience living in Guatemala for two years as an ArtCorps artist was transformative for me as an artist and activist and transformative for many of the Mayan girls that my program supported. I am currently the Executive Director of a small non-profit that promotes youth development through the arts for low-income, "at-risk" youth. I credit ArtCorps for giving me the opportunity as a young artist to apply my skills and for helping to get me where I am today.

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

the opportunity it gave me as a young professional to take on an important and challenging project and see the direct benefits of my work, the opportunity I had to connect with the people of Guatemala and the privilege of calling them my friends.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2002

Role:  Former Volunteer & I was an ArtCorps artist placed in a social service organization in Izabal, Guatemala for 2 years.