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Review for SMART, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Watching a new student from a disadvantaged background access the resources and personal attention of a private school inspires me as an educator. SMART students often become the first member of their family to attend college, thus breaking the cycle of poverty in their families. SMART students also enhance life in private schools by bringing a hunger for knowledge, an appreciation for learning and new perspectives into their new schools. It can be easy to be cynical about non-profit work and feel that no real differences are made, but SMART students grow and achieve in real and tangible ways that will positively affect their families for generations. SMART is a small non-profit and and has to rely on a lean staff and budget, but is making huge differences in the lives of its students and the schools they serve.

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

the growth of the students they serve and the improvement of the schools they attend.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & I have worked with SMART students as they enter new middle schools through their search for a new high school.