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water-buddy

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Review for New Education Options, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This public benefit educational corporation has served Greater Los Angeles and now the Inland Empire since 1999 and formed in 2002. It has been nominated for the Irvine Award by the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley and its work can be seen on Great Nonprofits.org. Betty White gave us a "Hero in Education Award" in a segment of the California Lottery program and we have continued to work with Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows", eco-literacy, English Language Arts and Reading Development throughout the LA Basin and our precious Californian Bionome.

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

Developing ongoing River related programming that reflects STEMS, VAPA, ELL, LEP and Title 1 learning goals in children, youth, and in training professionals and their volunteering parents through rigorous and relevant research and live events.

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

Give it the capacity funding to expand the curriculum with its watershed touring planning that will support teachers, and as the LA River is reborn again with new EPA standards, young citizens, now growing up, will be better water and coastal stewards.

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

Their music and their approach to school success and literacy.

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

Lively and kind.

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

Connect community through music and science across the watershed while saving water, and building lives through the development of English skills and reading. Support teachers with new skills that include rapport and new pedagogy skills. Create jobs.

Ways to make it better...

The program was able to work with more schools or had more published about its important work.

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

Gaps in funding in 2010.

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

The board and the staff are committed to making a difference. Mr. Robert Adam made it possible to serve at risk children at the Route 66 Rendez Vous, the Public Library, and in Pasadena and was a sterling volunteer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & I have just helped in the recording of the Water Buddy Anthem and have been enrolled in Graduate School to study the method behind our musical linguistics program in order to develop school readiness in at-risk elementary school children.