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Review for Everybody Wins! USA, Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I was brought to this organization through AmeriCorps and immediately found a connection to their mission. Reading, from childhood to now, has played an integral role in my life by providing me with hours of exploration in worlds only accessible in my head and experiences had vicariously through my "friends" in the books I read. I was one of the lucky few who was read to constantly as a child and find it disturbing that among under resourced students, the students come to school with an average of less that 25 hours of reading time. I find myself feeling for those families that are so busy striving to make ends meet they can't afford the time to sit and read purely for the joy of reading. I find myself wanting to support efforts to instill in children the importance of reading and the benefits it can bring. This effort is called Everybody Wins!

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

watching the volunteers reactions to questions like how did last year go? They always come back with a light in their eyes and a desire to do more. If they like it, the students have to.

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

increase the amount of children served by this organization. I would create a revenue model that paid for the organization to exist and allowed for increased growth.

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

working with the staff and volunteers here. They truly care about the mission and it shows in their daily interactions.

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

kind, caring, truthful, giving and dedicated. Like any group there are those that make extra noise but this is far outweighed by the true givers in the organization.

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

Grow to meet their goals of serving 100,000 students. They could develop evaluation models that could serve to improve the program and its effectiveness. They could use their time to create a revenue based model that was sustainable.

Ways to make it better...

there were more staff and more time to do things.

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

the unsustainable nature of grant funded organizations.

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

through diligent efforts by the members of the EW! staff they can make this organization a scalable one.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I assist in the fund raising and donor relations efforts at the Minnesota affiliate.