Arts, Culture, and Humanities
On The Move partners with communities and mobilizes emerging leaders to take action in pursuit of social equity.
780 Lincoln Ave
Napa, CA 94558 USA
emerging leaders, leadership, social change, social justice, equity
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VOICES provides healthy, welcoming and lively community centers where transitioning foster youth have access to comprehensive housing, education, employment and wellness services. VOICES’ unique approach blends powerful youth engagement with meaningful support services that young people need as they leave systems of care. VOICES youth are active leaders in coaching their peers, guiding the evolving vision of program delivery and advocating for youth voice in the community. Each center focuses on empowerment and action, mobilizing members through leadership opportunities that challenge communities to build better and more innovative systems to support youth, caregivers and professionals. Today thousands of transition-age youth utilize VOICES’ peer-based resources to find connections and build a foundation for their futures.
LGBTQ Connection, an initiative fueled by youth and other emerging leadership, fosters a healthier, more vibrantly diverse and inclusive community. Each year, LGBTQ Connection engages 3,500 LGBTQ people, their families and community, and trains 500 providers from local organizations across Northern California to increase the safety, visibility and well being of LGBTQ residents. In Napa and Sonoma Counties the program operates local LGBTQ community centers, supporting underserved LGBTQ youth and elders. The Napa and Sonoma offices of LGBTQ Connection each provide a safe and trusted space to cultivate hubs of vibrant activities and caring community.
On The Verge
On The Verge is the flagship program of On The Move that supports emerging leaders in building knowledge, clarity and strength at the personal, interpersonal and professional levels. Since 2003 On The Verge has mobilized over 275 emerging leaders to build and sustain a culture of effective action while enhancing California’s nonprofit and public sector. Offered through year-long cohort programs, each leader, or “Verger,” builds life-long connections with peers that sustain the Verger’s efforts to continue in the nonprofit and public sector, and works collaboratively to develop projects based off of community need. Currently, On The Verge is offered in 7 communities throughout Northern California.
The Neighborhood Initiative is a place-based effort to shift the academic and professional trajectory of children attending McPherson and Phillips Elementary Schools. School leaders and On The Move staff collaborate to raise academic outcomes from preschool to college and career. Campus-based family resource centers support family health and wellbeing while promoting parent leadership and learning. Elementary, middle and high school youth leadership academies foster an inter-generational pipeline of community leadership and work to secure educational equity. This combined focus on academic achievement, parent engagement and youth leadership results in young people who build vibrant communities and pursue a future in which all possibilities real and attainable.
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
THRIVE Enterprises and its corresponding THRIVE Café actively reduce the barriers to employment faced by Napa’s most underserved populations, including those with mental illness and young people exiting foster care, group homes and probation. Clients receive employment coaching, paid on-the-job training, community development internships within On The Move’s programs and job placement within food production, gardening, clerical, janitorial services and hospitality career pathways. At the THRIVE Café, clients have the opportunity to work in a customer service role, gain food production skills, train in janitorial skills or receive clerical training and experience. THRIVE Café also offers an urban farm, where clients work in community gardens, gain farming, irrigation and landscaping experience and harvest produce that will be prepared and sold at the Café.
People with disabilities
Unemployed, underemployed, and dislocated people
Innovations Community Center
The Innovations Community Center is a consumer-staffed mental health program that supports individuals from underserved communities. The Center explores the complex interplay between mental health services and aging, poverty, race, immigration status, sexual identity and substance abuse. The Center promotes collaborative relationships between mental health consumers and Napa County mental health practitioners. Providers and consumers work together to foster healing through storytelling, artistic expression, healthy living, spiritual practice and social connections. Members of the Innovations Community Center participate in support groups, one-on-one peer coaching, work experience and volunteer opportunities.
People with diseases and illnesses
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On The Move holds the following core values which guide its work and programs: • Integrity: We work to develop processes, values and standards in pursuit of social equity in every community; we expect that all OTM staff operate by these same processes, values and standards across all programs and services. • Inclusion: We intentionally create and embrace environments that are inclusive and equitable. • Experiential Learning: We take risks, learn together, reflect on experiences and grow from failure. • Shared Leadership: As we create new opportunities together, we share power and decision-making in addition to responsibility. • Relationship: In order to do great work in the world, we must be known and know others. Healthy and authentic relationships create shared purpose. • Impact: We intentionally focus our efforts on actions that make a difference.
• Culturally Relevant Approaches: On The Move co-creates culturally relevant programs with children, youth and adults that meaningfully address their most pressing needs. OTM invokes participants to design and develop programs themselves, ensuring that programs are relevant to the communities being served. • Youth & Leadership Development: Through a specialized curriculum and defined approaches, On The Move develops the capacity of emerging youth and adult leaders using hands-on community projects and intergenerational coaching strategies. • Effective Partnerships to Avoid Duplication: On The Move builds interdependent partnerships that result in high impact programs and avoid duplication of services within the community. • Marketing and Communication: On The Move focuses on and invests in marketing and communication strategies that persuade participants to feel inspired and comfortable in accessing the resources and opportunities available to them.
In alignment with OTM values, OTM staff are committed to excellence on every level of service delivery. OTM staff are committed to continuously developing as leaders and providers of high impact services. OTM is intentional in ensuring all staff have a regularly updated staff development plan and provides in-depth training and coaching to each staff in partnership with consultants who support the integration of evidence-based practices into program implementation. Other characteristics of key staff include a focus on the importance of authentic relationships and team-building with an ability to inspire and motivate others into action. In addition, all OTM staff, partners, volunteers and programs approach youth and families with sensitivity to their individual ethnic, racial, gender, sexual, socio-economic and language background. Staff mirror the ethnic and language backgrounds of the youth and families served.
On The Move has implemented Efforts to Outcomes (ETO), a web-based, automated data information and evaluation system that allows OTM to correlate dose and intensity of services against proposed outcomes in order to continue to develop the most effective practices for the populations served. OTM also uses Participatory Evaluation to assess program effectiveness. In this process, youth and adult leaders will work together to identify evaluation questions, plan the evaluation design, select goals and measures, collect data, and synthesize findings. Additionally, OTM contracts with a consultant who works closely with staff and participants organization-wide to maintain systems that track participation as well as program success and changing needs. Annually, OTM develops a comprehensive logic model for all aspects of its programs as well as an evaluation plan that guides the ongoing evaluation activities for each year.
For the past fourteen years, On The Move has developed young people as leaders to address the most pressing and critical educational, social, health and economic inequities as identified by our communities. Through strong community partnerships, we have built youth-led initiatives that explore approaches to closing the achievement gap, promote wellness and inclusion, reduce social and economic barriers, support youth in their transition into adult independence, increase family self-sufficiency, and develop emerging leadership in the public sector. Today, On The Move’s initiatives offer a powerful and groundbreaking combination of strategies seeking to engage and develop new leaders, collaborate with partners in rigorous systems change, and foster communities that are inclusive and equitable. Moving forward, On The Move will continue to provide programming for at-risk and underserved populations to address the needs of families and individuals in the community.
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as of 7/17/2018
Leadership Dynamics Inc.
On The Move
Tipping Point Community
On The Move
Psychiatrist & Mental Health Educator
Attorney and Mediator
Management Consultant & Executive Coach
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