Community Engagement Programs

Education   |   Health  |  Second Chance Reentry  |  UNIDOS   |  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 Hope
Reentry and Diversion Program

Pathways to Hope Reentry and Diversion evidence based program prepares military veterans and civilians seeking to reenter the workforce and became productive law-abiding citizens in the workforce, their families and ambassadors-of-hope within neighborhoods. Pathways Reentry integrates a ‘behind the wall’ PreVocational and WorkForce Readiness component with a 18-month long ‘outside the wall’ Vocational and Leadership program, including a restorative justice component. Pathways Diversion begins ‘outside the wall’ and includes our Vocational, Leadership and Restorative Justice Component. Qualitative and qualitative data is tracked 30 days prior to release 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.

UNIDOS
Hispanic Outreach

One CommunityUSA | UNIDOS is a Hispanic Outreach program designed to foster relations and improve constructive, positive dialogue between the Latino community, law enforcement and first responders. The objectives of the non-enforcement outreach program are to create a foundation of trust, hope and unity that strengthens community bonds, educates, increases awareness and promotes a sense of collective identity and an improved quality of life.

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.

Community First | Unity Through Sports

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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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.

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