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CONNECTIONS  COLLABORATIONS  COMMUNITIES

A Vehicle for Empowerment

Open Arms Community Leaders is a non-profit organization 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

Building Bright Futures

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.

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Community Wellness

"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.

 
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PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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.

 

COMMUNITY ATTRIBUTES

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.

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COMMUNITY MIND

Equity

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.

COMMUNITY BODY

Livability

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.

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COMMUNITY SPIRIT

Connectedness

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.