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Get to Know Who We Are

About Us

One Village Alliance was founded with a mission to uplift children and their families on a holistic journey toward excellence through education, entrepreneurship and the arts. Our vision is one village of thriving communities, strong families and healthy children. Be a part of our impact: Donate, Mentor, Volunteer!

Why We Exist

One Village Alliance fosters a community-based, people-fueled approach with a mission to uplift children and their families on a holistic journey toward excellence through education, entrepreneurship and the arts.

 

Our vision is one village of thriving communities, strong families and healthy children. Join our impact: Donate, Mentor, Volunteer!

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Our History

One Village Alliance (OVA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded with the assertion that it truly does take a whole village to raise a child, raise a family and raise a community. With programming in 33 schools and 5 neighborhood sites throughout Southern New Jersey and Delaware since 2009, we create strategic alliances to bridge the gaps, fill the voids and leverage existing resources in the heart of marginalized communities that need us the most. OVA has successfully managed local, federal, state and private funding to impact the lives of more than 600 families annually. One Village Alliance is the proud recipient of the 2012 NAACP Youth Impact Award.  

Our Approach Towards Excellence

OVA takes a collaborative approach to transformative community impact with the goal of healthy, well-supported young and adolescent children.  We target the whole family as parents are the primary educators of their children. All OVA services are built on the cornerstone of family and community to ensure sustainable supports that foster the holistic development of children. Cognizant that each individuals journey is unique, OVA employs trauma informed, culturally relevant and innovative programs. Our work is community-based and people-fueled, connecting families in need with uniquely qualified professionals, evidence-based programs, and a myriad of wrap around services.

The One Village Alliance Family

One Village Alliance is comprised of a culturally competent team of individuals and decision makers who are uniquely qualified to effectively reach youth and families experiencing such challenges as unemployment, unstable homes, abuse and academic struggles. We engage volunteers, staff, board members, and partners from the community we serve who not only bring proven methods and expertise, but also have themselves, overcome many of the same challenges faced by our youth and families.

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VIRTUAL MENTORING

Join our virtual mentoring where you will have the option to be mentored for success or be a mentor. Our virtual mentoring is sure to help you unlock your true potential.

You can expect to get clarity on your goals, overcome life's challenges,  and achieve true success!

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RAISING KINGS

One Village Alliance's "Raising Kings" Initiative strives to change the image and expectations of African American males by elevating the level of positive male engagement in the lives of boys through exposure and education. 

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GIRLS CAN DO ANYTHING!

One Village Alliance’s “Girls Can Do Anything!” Initiative strives to educate, empower and uplift at-risk girls by connecting girls to mentors, resources and opportunities that foster healthy lifestyles. Our mission is to propel girls on an inspiring journey toward overall excellence! 

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AROUND THE WORLD IN A SUMMER

One Village Alliance incorporates cultural diversity and enrichment fun with evidence based curricula to take youth and teen participants on an educational journey "Around the World in a Summer!" (ATWAS).

Our Recent Projects

Around The World In A Summer 
Around The world In A summer (ATWAS) is an 8-week course that immerses children weekly in different cultures from around the world. Through literature, music, food, arts and crafts the children travel to the corners of the globe. 

 

One Village Alliance Hosts Federal Grant Writing Training

  • Best Practices for writing Winning Grant Proposals.

  • Where to locate Federal & Foundation grant funding.

  • How to successfully write/complete each section of the grant proposal, including language used in Winning Grant Proposals.

  • How to make your proposal stand out among others.


Raising Kings Weekly Sessions
Young men participate weekly in mentoring sessions, discussing relevant issues, and gaining valuable life skills.


Girls Can Do Anything!! Weekly Sessions
Girls (ages 9-17) participate in leadership and diversity sessions where girls have FUN, and discuss real issues faced by real girls with real women. 

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