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Review for Art Studio Inc, Miami, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Art Studio Inc (aka Art Studio Miami) looks to help children at risk in the inner cities (Miami in particular as well as Globally--Haiti too)by providing refuge and hope to a generation of children that normally fall through the cracks in the system. I went to one of their fundraisers back in May and had the honor of seeing how their system of support, help and empowerment gave rise to hope that the young people caught up in a cycle of poverty to prison can disrupt this cycle and position themselves for something much more than anticipation of the same old life choice outcomes in an environment where there usually is no choice or hope

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in Miami & seeing first hand the children helped by the work of Rachel Hughes and Soralee Ayvar. I can honestly say, that if if weren't for their continuing efforts, I'd fear for these children

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

I would give them more resources to carry out and fulfill their mandate of helping at risk inner city children as well as help them to help other NPO organizations achieve their own objectives as well

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

hope and perseverance no matter how great the obstacles

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

were exceptional and could not be more suited to handling everything placed in their path

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

Having lots of resources would be nice, but I think diversity allows organizations like Art Studio to truly shine & make the right financial choices. But having no money & then having say, $10Mil. would enable Art Studio to make truly enlightened choices

Ways to make it better...

could have stayed in Miami for longer periods of time to help them achieve their major fund raising goals and objectives related to getting Art Studio into the schools with it's effective educational objectives

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

short term funding, bureaucratic red tape, and lack of understanding of the truly monumental place & purpose in society that Art Studio serves by individuals & organizations that can really help this NPO

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

No matter how much money Art Studio has, they always seem to provide just what's needed most and that is hope to these children, so please help them to help others, because I certainly will do my part

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


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