One Village Alliance was founded with a mission to uplift children and their families on a holistic journey toward excellence through education.
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 Delaware and Southern New Jersey, OVA creates a strategic alliance to bridge the gaps, fill the voids and leverage existing resources in the heart of communities that need us the most. Since 2009, OVA has successfully managed local, federal, state and private funding to impact the lives of more than 600 families annually. In 2010, we became the first new agency to receive United Way of Delaware funding in 27 years and are the only agency of its kind contracted to provide services for the Federal Office of Probation & Parole. One Village Alliance is the proud recipient of the 2012 NAACP Youth Impact Award.
Approach Towards Excellence
While our goal is healthy, well-supported young and adolescent children, our holistic approach targets the whole family as parents are the primary educators of their children. All OVA services are built on the cornerstone of family and community and foster the holistic development of children. Although the conditions we address often feature common characteristics and behavioral patterns, we recognize that each person's journey is unique, and tailor services to suit individual needs. We connect families in need with uniquely qualified professionals, enriching programming and a myriad of wrap around services through strategic community alliances.
Programs & Activity
One Village Alliance creates year-round impactful learning opportunities that foster positive attitudes, teach healthy behaviors and propel individuals on an exciting journey toward excellence through education. OVA addresses both the symptoms and the root causes of many inter-generational issues affecting our society through a cadre of activities:
The Village After School Enrichment Program: Academic-based Tutoring / Mentoring
Suitable Men: Fatherhood Initiative (Man-to-Man Mentoring, Professional Attire, Workforce Development)
“Girls Can Do Anything!”: Re-defining Womanhood and what it means to be a Girl (Prevention Program)
Raising KING: Developing Positive Black Male Leadership
Around the World in a Summer!: Diversity & Enrichment Camp
I.M.P.A.C.T (International Mobilization of Parents and Children Together) – Cooperative Parenting
The Peoples Festival 4Peace: Tribute to Bob Marley's message of unity and one love
The Mega Dreams Project: Youth Entrepreneurship Project
Grass Roots Initiative Partnership (GRIP): Cooperative Community Development, Organizational Support & Capacity Building for grass roots efforts
Thanks to the support of our partners, One Village Alliance serves economically challenged families at no cost.
Be a part of our impact: Donate, Mentor, Volunteer!