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Review for Movement Exchange, Half Moon Bay, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of Movement Exchange at Indiana University for 4 years and I honestly believe this is one of the most unique nonprofit AND service organizations I have heard of. The IU chapter focuses on providing dance opportunities to children in Bloomington that may not have access to them otherwise. Personally I have participated in, hosted and led dance workshops, classes, and flashmobs all over our Bloomington community including The Boys and Girls Club, Girls, Inc., The Middle Way House, and travelled during winter break to lead dance workshops to children in orphanages in Panama. Movement Exchange truly aims to bring awareness to the benefits of creative expression and bring attention to the various kinds of 'needs' all people need, not just the physical survival needs. We bring awareness to social justice issues, cross-cultural understanding, civic engagement, and sustainable service. Chapters across the country travel to Panama throughout all parts of the year to continue the (free) dance education of our Panamanian communities, which is also supported by donations and funding for the national organization. In Movement Exchange, not only do the communities we serve benefit, but our members/volunteers benefit from our service experiences too, gaining cross-cultural understanding, leadership and responsibility skills, gaining relationships with local communities, and more!

Role:  Volunteer