Community Engagement Programs

Education   |   Health  |  Second Chance Reentry  |  UNA Comunidad   |  Civic Engagement  |  Safety  |  Advocacy

As America’s community partner, One CommunityUSA™ comprehensive, cause-minded community programs for education, safety, income and asset building, health, employment, civic engagement, safety and advocacy create a stronger America.

Pathways to H.O.P.E.

Helping Offenders Pursue Excellence

Pathways to H.O.P.E. helps prepare military veterans and civilians offenders seeking to reenter the workforce become productive law-abiding citizens and ambassadors-of-hope within their communities. Pathways integrates a prerequisite 40-hour curriculum classroom-based PreVocational and WorkForce Readiness component followed by an 18-month long Vocational and Leadership program which also includes a Restorative Justice module. Pathways to H.O.P.E. is either court mandated or voluntarily taken. Quantitative and qualitative data is tracked upon admission into the program and continues for three years.

Shop Talk

Shop Talk is a evidence based community engagement program which seeks to improve mutual trust and communication between frontline first responders, owners and customers of community barber shops and beauty salons primarily located in underserved neighborhoods. Shop Talk incorporates neighborhood inclusion programs that encourage open and honest communication about contemporary social issues. Additional focus is placed on neighborhood improvement, employment, youth assistance and assisting neighborhood civic ambassadors/leaders. Program effectiveness tracks quantitative and qualitative data points measuring neighborhood building, increase/decrease in trust, unity within the community as well as crime data and direction.

UNA Comunidad

One CommunityUSA | UNA Comunidad Hispanic Outreach program incorporates neighborhood inclusion programs that encourage open, honest communication about contemporary social issues, strengthens community bonds, builds trust and creates UNITY within the community. Our focus is placed on neighborhood improvement, increasing employment accessibility, youth outreach and assisting neighborhood civic ambassadors/leaders within their communities. Program effectiveness tracks quantitative and qualitative data points measuring neighborhood building, increase/decrease in trust, unity within the community as well as crime data and direction.

Foundation of Trust

The One CommunityUSA | Foundation of Trust is a comprehensive, curriculum-based program conducted in a classroom setting that rebuilds bridges of trust between citizens and first responders. It brings real-world applications of community-specific social and safety issues into classrooms with an emphasis on initiatives that instill and encourage such critical elements as fairness, integrity, human dignity and community trust.

Community Learning Center

The One CommunityUSA | Community Learning Center is a safe, secure after-school facility where students can gather after school, on holidays breaks and during summer vacation to do their homework, read and receive tutoring. This unique public/private partnership between One CommunityUSA, apartment building owners and the first responder community provides children living in underserved communities with additional educational resources to thrive and achieve a brighter future.

Community Learning Center

The One CommunityUSA | Community Learning Center is a safe, secure after-school facility where students can gather after school, on holidays breaks and during summer vacation to do their homework, read and receive tutoring. This unique public/private partnership between One CommunityUSA, apartment building owners and the first responder community provides children living in underserved communities with additional educational resources to thrive and achieve a brighter future.

Kickstart Kids®

One CommunityUSA and Kickstart Kids (KSK) have joined forces to incorporate weekly participation of a first responder into the KSK classroom creating an environment for positive interaction, better understanding and trust. The strategic partnership is designed to enhance mutual respect between the students, their families and first responders working in the neighborhoods they serve ultimately creates safer schools and more secure communities. 

Community First

The One CommunityUSA | Community First initiatives are designed to bring unity back into communities. Family-focused activities create much-needed opportunities for citizens and first responders to build bridges of understanding and trust. We are always developing new programs to introduce to communities.

Coalition of American Heroes

An alliance of first responders and superhero citizens willing and ready to lend a hand whenever and wherever needed.

Power of One

Public figures and first responders convene a town hall-style lecture to discuss relevant social and political issues.

Beat The Heat

Community leaders, first responders and volunteers pay it forward – distributing water and sports drinks to help beat the summer heat.

Run With Heroes

Superhero citizens and first responders run and walk together in a sign of mutual support and unity.

Putting With Heroes

Children are paired with hero first responders and golf pros in spirited friendly putting competitions.

Baseball With Heroes

Citizens and first responders celebrate our country while watching America’s favorite game.

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Introducing
One CommunityUSA

We are proud to welcome you to One CommunityUSA (formerly known as Operation Blue Shield).  We invite you to explore our new website and upcoming programs.

To learn more about the evolution of our organization we invite you to read a message from our Founder, Toni Brinker. 

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