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Review for Operation Understanding DC, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is amazing! They take a group of teens in the time of life where they are very self-focused and introduce them to the world! I am so impressed with this group. They select a group of teens who would never intersect in real life, then they challenge them, stimulate them, educate them, and show them their history, their culture and the world in which they live. They come through the experience not only older and wiser, but committed to promoting social justice and working to better the planet. Hooray for OUDC!

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

watching my teen's participation and in talking to the other teens (and their parents) who are part of the program.

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

Expand it so more teens could benefit.

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

their ability to get people to challenge their fundamental assumptions combined with their ability to transform people into change-makers

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

... kind, compassionate, considerate, intelligent... and consummate educators!

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

expand the number of teens it serves and expand the number of cities where they opoerate

Ways to make it better...

We had more time to meet, challenge each other, share stories and interact.

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

financial restraints

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

The quality of the organization is unmatched! The staff is amazing, the board is amazing, and the people who work with the organization to reach the teens are amazing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I helped support the work of the organization by supporting fundraisers and hosting gatherings for the participants to facilitate group bonding.