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Review for Arriba Juntos, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

I really like that there are organizations like Arriba Juntos i believe though that there needs to be more exposure to the public not only so as to educate the public about the organization but to bring it to light and allow the Administrator to show what they are doing and it helps them to be accountable to all including those they help. Transparency is the best polcy for any non-profit. I really love this organization but as i worked there they seemed to not want public exposure ? so i asked why? The more transparent we are to the public the more above board we are. One thing i did notice is there is a Dept. head that has a tendency to take things personally and she has a record of over 30 or 40 fireings/dismissals of employees. I asked myself if that many terminations is reasonable? but then i had to ask myself is that abuse of authority and then i asked why is this organization not in the public eye? I've volunteered for AJ for over 6 months and seen all this and i've even suggested for public exposure but all i get is blank statements. I've asked some of the paid employees if they'd like public exposure they say yes but will not speak up due to the fact that they dont want to get fired. Well i've said enough overall i really enjoy working at AJ.

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

The GED/BRE programs And the ESL Program. Also the Homework program.

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

There would be more communication and people would know there job description.I would be hands on all areas of AJ,and spend less money on luncheons .Also abuse of authority would not be tolarated.

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

Is working with the Youth.

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

For the most part good intentioned people although there were some who abused their positions and some who didnt know what their positions ment there were alot of good people.

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

Help alot more people.

Ways to make it better...

The Administrator would take a more active on hands role and would be more of a communicator to all involved employees and volunteers.There seems to be no protocol for any area of the organization .

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

Is proper administration. Communication.

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

Its great to have organizations like AJ aslong as there doing the right thing and being accountable and transparent.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & Helped in many areas of the organization.