My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Earth Force, Inc., Denver, CO, USA
In a world increasingly driven by organizations or initiatives with stylistic visual "packaging", but often lacking in substance, Earth Force rises above the fray with high quality youth programs with long-term impact. Beyond the logos and graphics, which Earth Force does well, one quickly realizes the organization is about the people and community. Earth Force representatives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina have always been there for us as a partner in a regional education consortium. Phone calls like "Can you help us spread the word about summer camp?" to "Can you help gather a youth group for storm drain marking", are always answered with "Yes, we'll be glad to support the effort!" There are no territory issues, no egos, just the work, a spirit of collaboration, and the community goals. In the field of environmental stewardship, it becomes evident that change begins at the community-level, and often youth are the ripples in the pond that impact their families and communities. Earth Force programs reinforce the community ideal and aim at developing a long-term relationship, not just an episodic event, with youth.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The programs that we partner together on, including after-school youth programs, summer programs, GREEN program, stormwater runoff education programs (such as storm drain marking, wetlands and oyster reef restorations).
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Give them more opportunity and resources to expand their efforts.