The Community Impact Initiative
This week I traveled to Oklahoma City to visit with the Oak Grove Community Impact Initiative. I had a blast! We told stories, played board games and even played tag! Using a recreational center in the middle of Oak Grove Housing NOVO Ministries transformed the Oak Grove neighborhood into a 3 block classroom, by providing a safe enviornment for underserved inner-city youth. Operating under the direction of NOVO Ministries, the Community Impact Initiative serves more than 300 children less than 100 ft. from their front doors! Students who participate are able to learn christian principles and how they apply to everyday situations. Students are also offered math and reading tutoring as well as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts programs! The creation of the Community Impact Initiative allows NOVO to meet the immediate needs of the children they serve as well as the community. Click here to read more.
Marissa serves as an AmeriCorps member for the Oklahoma Afterschool Network (OKAN). To let her know what cool things your community is doing in afterschool, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 405-236-5437 x 109.