We were pleased to have the “Dr. Phil” show come to one of our town hall gatherings where community members and local first responders gathered to discuss improving the Dallas-area community.
Toni Brinker talks about the importance of revitalizing our communities and public safety at the TEDx OStateU event on the Oklahoma State University Campus.
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Shop Talk Black History Month Program 2022
The Shop Talk program is growing.
The initiative features Irving police officers making regular visits to barber shops to build relationships with the African American community. Supported by One CommunityUSA, Shop Talk has expanded to a number of other cities. Watch to see a Black History Month program at Dallas College North Lake Campus.
BizTV’s Create. Build. Manage. w/ Toni Brinker & Arlington Police Chief Al Jones
Listen in to hear more about how One CommunityUSA is working with Arlington PD to help bring unity to the commUNITY.
Dallas PD receives donation of K9 officers from One Community USA
The Dallas Police Department has four new police K9s thanks to a non-profit group that works to build stronger relations between police and the public. Read the full story here – https://www.fox4news.com/news/dallas-pd-k9-donation-one-community-usa
Interview with One CommunityUSA Founder, Toni Brinker on Biz TV
Hear the latest happenings at One CommunityUSA with an interview from Biz TV.
Pathways to H.O.P.E. Interview on ‘Local Closer Look’ on Air1 / K-Love
Bob Dittman talked with One CommunityUSA’s Bill Curry, Senior Dir. and Chaplain of Pathways to H.O.P.E (Helping Offenders Pursue Excellence) about how we help offenders leaving prison to reintegrate with society. Curry says the difference in our program is our mentor system, where we impact the lives of former inmates in a very personal way. We focus on veterans who wound up in prison, helping them to acquire tools needed to overcome PTSD and experiences while incarcerated. Pathways works with those in prison and continues until well after they have been released.
$10,000 Grant Pays for Barber Shop Renovations
A $10,000 grant paid for renovations at Mitchell’s Beauty & Barber Salon in Irving, TX. One CommunityUSA provided the grant to recognize Mitchell’s participation in the Irving Police Department’s Shop Talk program. Watch to see how the renovations progressed, and how the Shop Talk program has grown. Courtesy of ICTN.
Irving Barbershop Gives Back With Community Outreach
The owner of a barbershop in Irving wanted to give back to his community in a special way. Noe Araiza put together a back-to-school event with free haircuts and supplies, and Irving police were on hand to meet and greet everyone. NBC 5’s Vince Sims talks with the owner of Noe’s Kustom Kutz Barbershop.
More Than a Haircut
From Spectrum News with Lupe Zapata. A wonderful Back to School event held by Noe’s Kustom Kutz in Irving, TX; in conjunction with the Shop Talk program ran by Irving PD and One CommunityUSA.
Back to School 2021
Shop Talk’s Back to School Event at Noe’s Kustom Kutz was all about giving back(packs) and free haircuts.
Boxing Camp with Mesquite PD
Irving Police Offer Pizza with a Cop | Shop Talk on ICTN
Toni Brinker on The Jeff Crilley Show
Toni Brinker on America, Can We Talk?
Listen to a recent interview with One CommunityUSA Founder and CEO, Toni Brinker on ‘America, Can We Talk?’
Pathways to H.O.P.E. Latest Addition
Tarrant County Starts Pathways to H.O.P.E. Prisoner Re-Entry to Life Program. The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office has started our prisoner re-integration program to help released inmates coming back to society.
Community Conversation: Irving Police ‘Shop Talk’
One CommunityUSA’s Shop Talk program was featured on NBC DFW’s Community Conversation hosted by Vince Sims, in an awesome interview along with Irving Police Department Sgt. Jon Plunkett.
Irving Police Black History Month Program Honors Shop Talk Participants
Here and Now: with Fox 4 KDFW
On ICTN’s City Source
CEO of One CommunityUSA on JBJ Podcast
Shop Talk and UNIDOS Programs on JBJ Podcast
Shop Talk Program on the JBJ Podcast
Brad Deason, Director of Shop Talk, and Toni Brinker, CEO, discussing One CommunityUSA’s Shop Talk program, on the JBJ Management Podcast: “Let’s Talk About It” with host Willis Johnson.
Shop Talk Update on ICTN’s Open Line
Shop Talk Featured on CBS 11 News in DFW
Shop Talk 4 Year Anniversary with Irving PD
Putting with Heroes – San Angelo
Putting with Heroes-San Angelo paired area youth, citizen superheroes and first responders in a fun filled morning of competition on San Angelo County Club’s putting greens. The smiles, high fives and hugs were a reflection of putting UNITY back into the commUNITY.
Irving Police Officer Honored by US DOJ for Shop Talk on Fox4 DFW
One CommunityUSA has partnered with the Irving Police Department (IPD) and formalized a trust-based communication program between law enforcement and owners of African American Barber Shops and Hairstyling Salons. “…through the Shop Talk Program, we are growing relationships that lead to better understanding and ultimately safer neighborhoods”… Chief Jeff Spivey, Irving Texas Police Department (ICTN Interview). Congratulations to Irving PD Detective Jon Plunkett who received US Attorney’s Distinguished Service in Policing for our program.
Chief Spivey on Shop Talk KXAS Channel 5
One CommunityUSA’s Shop Talk program engages and promotes communication and trust between first responders and owners and their customers of barbershops and salons, in underserved neighborhoods. Super proud of our partnership with Irving PD and Chief Jeff Spivey.
Fox4 News Introduces
We have changed our name to One CommunityUSA. We are bringing law enforcement, first responders, civic leaders and citizens together to build safe, secure and thriving communities for everyone. Thank you to Clarice Tinsley and Fox4 News.
One CommunityUSA Makes Summer Camp Possible
One CommunityUSA partners with the City of Mesquite Police Department to create an unforgettable camp experience for twenty-five kids celebrating summer. Another perfect example of UNITY in our commUNITY!
Toni Brinker on Marcus & Joni – Daystar Television
Toni visits with Marcus and Joni on Daystar Television to discuss the latest tension in the US. But also about how Operation Blue Shield dba One CommunityUSA is bringing about positive change in communities.
Cielo Ranch Learning Center
A safe, secure place where students can gather after school, holidays & summer break. Thanks to Cheryl Rischer, her team & the involvement of Dallas Police Department Youth Outreach Group for their excellent mentoring, tutoring, counseling and guidance.
“We’re All In Together” San Angelo
Dale Vazquez, Downtown San Angelo Business District, and Toni Brinker, One CommunityUSA, discuss the importance of neighborhood leaders, citizens, law enforcement and first responders working together for a better world. One CommunityUSA – San Angelo’s staff, SA Fire Department, SA Sheriff Dept, SAPD and business leaders bringing the message to the surrounding West Texas area. Special thanks to Concho Valley Media.
Run With Heroes
Superhero citizens and first responders run and walk together in a sign of mutual support and unity. This fun event assists and supports the goal of breaking down barriers and dispelling stereotypes, which help our communities grow stronger. Take a look at this video from our most recent race.
Toni Brinker on Joni’s Table Talk
Toni visits Joni’s Table Talk to discuss the hope that Operation Blue Shield d/b/a One CommunityUSA can bring to the table, across America.
Good Morning Texas
On July 7, 2016 the city of Dallas struggled to cope after the ambush and shootings of five Dallas police officers who were in charge of crowd control at a peaceful protest. Operation Blue Shield d/b/a One CommunityUSA discusses how citizens, first responders and law enforcement can move forward and unite for the common good.
OBS Plays Important Role for Dallas and Beyond
It’s not uncommon today to witness a war of words on our streets, but when it boils over into a barrage of bullets the obvious question is: how can the city move forward?
National Police Week Grand Prairie
During National Police Week Operation Blue Shield, the Grand Prairie Police Department and citizens worked together wrapping blue and yellow ribbons on trees throughout a Grand Prairie, Texas neighborhood, in a show of support and unity. A special thanks to everyone for their participation.
LIFE Today TV
Toni Brinker the founder of One CommunityUSA makes a visit to Life Today TV to discuss what drives her to building One CommunityUSA and many of the programs within it. Listen to her amazing story and find out how you can get involved today.
Paul Quinn College “Power of One” Lecture
The Power of One lecture series brings people together to create positive dialogue in order to strengthen our neighborhoods and work together as one community. It’s about hope, building strong neighborhoods and connecting with what’s good in all of us.
CW33 Operation Blue Shield Kick-off
At the AT&T Performing Arts Center on Presidents Day 2015, Operation Blue Shield, now One CommunityUSA, kicked off its efforts to unite the community and rebuild bridges of trust between law enforcement, first responders and the community. People from across the city participated in a blue and yellow balloon release.
Fox 4 News Dallas Police Department
We were pleased to have former Dallas Chief of Police David Brown make an appearance on Fox 4 News to discuss all of the great things One CommunityUSA (formerly known as Operation Blue Shield) is working on to help share the good messages and stories coming from first responders around the country.
At One CommunityUSA we are building trust and common ground with citizens and first responders. We are creating a safer tomorrow, more prosperous neighborhoods, and a stronger tomorrow. Take a peak at some great photos from our previous events and see what truly inspires us to help others.