During the summer of 2007 at the Los Angeles Campus of SpringfielCollege, Team B was seriously concerned about the future of at-risk youth. While working on Project III, the team realized their dedication to effect change in their homes, schools, and communities
Research began by asking three questions:
1. How effective are community based youth empowerment programs?
2. What are some of the issues affecting positive youth development?
3. How can early intervention in the home, schools, religious establishments or churches and the community in general contribute to positive youth development?
The team conducted a quantitative and qualitative interview of nine local youth organizations and concluded the organizations work was not recognized enough and they are pressed for funding although they continue to keep strong moral values of leadership.
OCAF Annual Fundraiser
The Fundraiser is held the second Saturday in October to raise funds for youth empowerment programs and to recognize the youth organizations.
Participating Youth Organizations:
- Monthly phone contact.
- Listen to youth. No face to face
- Provide no financial support.
- Do not give last names or phone
- Give encouragement.
- Give referrals if needed
One Caring Adult makes the difference.
Team B Members:
Welcome to One Caring Adult Foundation. The One Caring Adult Foundation (OCAF) is a multi-cultural and charitable 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to supporting Leaders of our community youth organizations. Our purpose is to promote education and public awareness for effective Leaders of Youth Organizations.
An annual awards ceremony is held to recognize the “Best and Most Effective” Leader. Through education and mentoring, OCAF provides direct support to Community Youth Organizations in under served areas of Los Angeles and Inland Empire.
One Caring Adult Foundation is hosting the 2018 awards ceremony for the “Best and most Effective” Leader of Youth Organizations. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location is the Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles/Baldwin Park and the address is 14635 Baldwin Park Towne Center, Baldwin Park CA 91706
There are many ways to support OCAF in its mission. Some of them might be easier than you think!
Career Networking: Encourage youth by supporting their applications for internships and jobs, in the organization where you work, or where friends and colleagues work.
Philanthropy: Your gift or donation of any size to OCAF makes a direct impact on community youth organizations. During the year OCAF supports community organizations by providing backpacks filled with school supplies, and education resource materials. All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated
Awards Ceremony and Reception Luncheon will be at the
14635 Baldwin Park Towne Center, Balwin Park, CA 91706
Email your nominees name, organization, contact information, and a brief statement how the nominee inspired you, by 8/31/18.
For further information: Contact Christine Giddings
One Caring Adult Foundation 1004 West Covina Pkwy #225 West Covina, CA 91790