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Review for Open Field, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Open Field is an organization dedicated to the "development of youth through sport" specifically soccer. It was started by a young man, Justin Forzano, in his native city of Pittsburgh, PA. Through his efforts, young men and women in Pittsburgh have learned skills that are necessary to succeed not only in the game of soccer, but also in life. Forzano also brought his program, along with its mission and methods, to young people in West Africa, specifically to Cameroun. The program has been so enthusiastically supported that another West African country, that of Guinea, has welcomed Open Field. The kick-off to that program will take place in the beginning of December. The lives of hundreds of young people have been touched by Forzano's efforts on their behalf, and there is no end in sight - only further expansion.

Role:  Board Member

Review for Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, Inc., Falls Church, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I began volunteering with LCNV as an assistant teacher two years ago, and it has proven to be one of the best decisions I've ever made for myself. LCNV is a warm and inviting place to work with students from all over the world who have a thirst to learn how to communicate in the English language. I'm not sure who I'm more fond of - the teachers or the students! I've worked with the same teacher so far and have so enjoyed the enthusiastic learning environment she creates in her classroom. It's also been a great joy to witness the energy and motivation of the students. They are so appreciative of all that LCNV offers them. It's more than a school; it's a haven where students can improve their English language skills in an environment that respects and appreciates their cultures and their traditions. I've been amazed at the progress these students make in a short period of time. I attribute that swift progress to a combination of things: proper class placement, skillful teaching, and student commitment. It's a winning combination! I'm very grateful to LCNV for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such a rewarding endeavor. I hope to continue volunteering for many years to come - Inshallah!

Role:  Volunteer