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A Vehicle for Empowerment
Open Arms Community Leaders is a non-profit charity that strives to improve the wellbeing and longevity of communities by serving the underprivileged and prioritizing connectedness, livability, and equity within communities.
We are a team of social justice advocates and educators who are committed to providing services to underserved communities to promote spiritual, mental, physical, emotional, and social wellness.
Open Arms Community Leaders Inc at a Glance
A Distinct Identity
Open Arms Community Leaders Inc. knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. In 2020, our non-profit organization realized that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch Open Arms Community Leaders Inc.
"Community wellbeing is social, economic, environmental, cultural, and political conditions identified by individuals and their communities as essential for them to flourish and fulfill their potential". -Wiseman and Brasher
Wellness is defined as optimal health, a way of life, making responsible decisions and lifestyle choices.
Open Arms Community Leaders Inc. promotes community development and empowerment within communities to give purpose and rebuild foundations for communities to thrive.
Communities are comprised of individuals with unique qualities and attributes. In order to build strong communities, each individual must focus on and strengthen self which includes mind, body, and spirit.
Our organization believes in a healthy mind filled with positive thoughts, gratitude, and joy. There is a desire for knowledge and learning. How you think about yourself and life determines how you engage with others.
Our goal is to build a healthy body that is free of disease, illness, and pain. As an organization, we promote a healthy diet, good nutrition, and regular exercise.
We believe that being spiritual implies being centered and knowing that there is something bigger than yourself. Being part of a community of love is essential to developing a healthy spirit.
"Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don't make it wait any longer."
Dr. Steve Maraboli
Individuals within a community make up the fabric of that community. The characteristics and essence of a community lies within its foundation and the growth and development of a community lies with its members. As the essence of indivduals is mind, body, and spirit; there is also a mind, body, and spirit essence of a community.
We see every challenge as an opportunity, and our initiatives help communities be the best version of themselves. This includes having access to the best education, members feeling safe, adequate parks, recreation, sufficient housing, and access to culture and the arts.
Most of our efforts pertaining to our organization involve supporting values of diversity, social justice, and empowerment in communities. We believe that all members of a community should be treated fairly and justly. Our efforts entail working with other organizations to ensure the basic needs of all members are met and there is equal opportunity for education, employment, and individual potentiality.
Our organization offers social support and enhances social trust within communities. One of our goals is to support members of the community with harmonious living and civic engagement. We seek to empower members to support each other in an effort to increase participation and democracy.