Arts, Culture, and Humanities

On The Move

Napa, CA


On The Move partners with communities and mobilizes emerging leaders to take action in pursuit of social equity.

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Executive Director

Alissa Abdo

Main Address

780 Lincoln Ave

Napa, CA 94558 USA


emerging leaders, leadership, social change, social justice, equity





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

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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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On The Move

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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