My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Achievement Center of Texas, Garland, TX, USA
The Achievement Center of Texas held their 9th Special Arts Festival bringing in artists and performers from all over North Texas to inspire people with special needs to find self-expression through the arts. It was a tremendous day of discovery with 33 live stage performances, 40 tables of exhibitions and art activities. ACT's own performance group called Unique Inspirations performed 6 numbers (4 group and 2 solos) along with many other performers like Lisa Smith, KadieLynn, Rick Richards, Sharon Quintal, Randy Davis, and, of course the highlight of the day was John Bramblitt, internationally recognized blind artist who painted while he live-streamed the event on YouTube. John Bramblitt lost his sight due to a seizure condition, but trained himself to be an artist. He is also an author and lecturer, inspiring people to never give up. We had a packed house and lots of fun as we inspired others while being inspired ourselves. The event was sponsored by the Garland Cultural Arts Commission.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would continue to expand the Exploring Special Arts Program with more venues like the Special Arts Festival to help more people with special needs to be able to find new avenues of self expression through the arts. It's a whole world of possibilities just waiting out there..
Review for nonPareil Institute, Plano, TX, USA
I think this is an amazing program that trains people with autism to create video games and other programs which they can sell. Gary Moore the Director is enthusiastic, creative and it shows in the work of the students. I run a center for people with disabilities myself and I know the work that it takes to make a program great and they have done just that. It is a must see to believe. You will be amazed.