Programs and Initiatives
Weekend of Honor was created to show appreciation and gratitude, but more importantly, to emphasize the value of a life. The inaugural WHO was held in Dallas, Texas, in July 2017, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the ambush killing of five Dallas police officers. WHO events are held across the country to honor veterans, community servants, law enforcement and public servants, caregivers and those who have made an impact in their community.
OCC specializes in restoring the homes and lives of those affected by national disasters. Help is provided in the form of financial assistance and manpower to assist those displaced by disasters.
In today’s society respect and value for other’s opinions is all but non-existent. We disagree vehemently with those who have thoughts or opinions different from our personal beliefs. Those thoughts have spilled over and affected both our first responders and those citizens who interact with them.
What needs to be done to repair those relationships allowing us to move forward together as a country? The first step is to recognize we are all humans and all our lives matter regardless of race, religion or our political affiliation.
The Value of a Life Conference will bring together groups from all areas of our society to have open and frank conversations about what brought us to this point and what can be done to address these issues in our communities.
The conference will address issues surrounding positive dialog between citizens and police, how interactions between police and citizens can end positively and the feelings of both families of victims and families of officers who have been involved in deadly shootings. Solutions will be offered for participants to take back to their communities to begin work toward reconciliation in their cities. Findings from the Value of a Life Conference will be used to provide tools and training for We Are Going Home.
They Are All Children provides educational assistance to the children have lost a parent to violence. Eligible children include those who parent was killed by police, along with the children of police officers who were ambushed and killed.
Minority Agriculture Partnerships, in conjunction with the USDA, provides rural youth teens the opportunity to build a business by giving them the education and tools needed to be an entrepreneur.
We Are Going Home is a national community policing program with one primary goal – ensuring that law enforcement and citizens both go home each time they encounter one another through community policing. Community policing is a philosophy that guides police management style and operational strategies. It emphasizes the establishment of police/community partnerships and a problem-solving approach that is responsive to the needs of the community.
We are Going Home will work to train citizens and law enforcement how to interact with each other at the point of contact. The trainings will take place at the grass roots level in barber shops, hair salons and mom and pop restaurants in urban communities.