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Review for California Association Of Student Councils, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My first experience was at Stanford Summer Camp 2008 in which I was a Track I delegate and completely new to CASC. Admittedly it was a really overwhelming experience with all the curriculum taught as well as the high expectations counselors have on you to participate and be respectful. Yet, despite these set backs that I encountered in my first experience, through continued exposer to the organization I grew to love and appreciate what the organization did and what I could contribute back. By staffing in year conferences, going through SDP to be trained as a summer camp counselor, and then going through Track II, I would say that it was money and time well spent. Every moment I learned, grew, and achieved at levels I had never expected. As an inherent skeptic I found this organization surprisingly refreshing from other leadership organizations I have come in contact with. It has been such a pleasure that I pursued the prestigious positions on the State Council. Now as a member of that group, I truly feel that the benefits from being associated with this organization stem not from what you get from CASC but what you can give back due to what CASC has taught you.

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

Within my everyday life. I've learned skills such as presentation skills as well as ways to handle conflicts in a tactful and democratic manner. The education legislation that has been passed by CASC recently, SB1422, has led to great reform at my school.

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

Suggest that there be greater visibility of the organization and that they make an effort to be given credit for the hard work they put into education legislation as well as in training leaders of tomorrow in extremely effective ways.

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

the people. They are fantastic and are the most passionate and hard working peers I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

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

Friendly, competent, and extremely helpful.

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

Spread the word of CASC 2020, as well as be able to increase diversity in socio - economic representation at all conferences year round.

Ways to make it better...

I had been more familiar with the organization prior to my first summer conference experience.

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

the support it needs from the greater California community. The accomplishments made by this organization often go unnoticed because it is student led.

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

CASC changes you and in turn, you change CASC.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & I served on the State Council as Resource and Research, guiding and overseeing my 12 regional counterparts and working closely with fundraising, publicity, and networking.