My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The first 2 words that come to mind when I think of After-School All-Stars are impact and grit. I've worked with ASAS through my role in Social Responsibility at T-Mobile. ASAS is one of our key youth partners that we work with on Generation T- a career exploration program for middle and high school students.
Through my role, I've worked with ASAS for almost a year, and this organization is lean, agile, creative, and effective. Earlier this month I attended a Generation T visit with ASAS at our signature store in San Francisco. The young people got to tour the store, discuss careers at T-Mobile and learn about marketing products. They young people were engaged and thoughtful, and it was clear that ASAS is their community.
Working with ASAS staff has also been great. The organization's centralized communication model is efficient, and the staff are professional, agile, and have clear passion for their work.
ASAS is, without a doubt, a 5 star organization!
Review for Soccer Without Borders, Baltimore, MD, USA
Ask any young person who participates in SWB in Baltimore, Oakland, Boston, Colorado, Seattle, Uganda, or Nicaragua what SWB means to them, and they will say “family”. And that’s what it means to me too. I started with SWB Baltimore as an intern, coaching soccer and doing research on newcomer trends. I then shifted to Academic Director, overseeing all of our academic programming for middle and high schoolers. Then I left my official job at SWB to go to grad school. But here I am 3 years later and 3000 miles away serving on the advisory board of SWB’s newest site - Seattle.
SWB impacts young people in the most holistic sense. It’s a place where newcomers make friends, practice English, learn to navigate a new country, and can ultimately flourish into the best versions of themselves.
And on the day after the international day of the girl, I am especially happy and proud of the work SWB is doing to empower young women to be strong, confident, and badass on and off the soccer pitch.
I know I’ll remember my work with SWB as the most valuable work I’ve ever done.