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Community interests

We envision a world of “parenting communities” where everyone living in a community is invested in the safety and strength of its families; where support manifests itself through the local businesses, community service providers, resources, and neighborhoods within it. Your support is critical in creating the conversation in communities across the globe and supporting the leadership that will emerge when families take the lead. There is a lot of work to be done to spread the message across the globe and develop new resources that support families in strengthening themselves by getting real, living the protective factors, and waking up to their potential.

Our Parent Leaders will engage you in how you can engage your family and create solutions to the negative influences facing them. We will support your violence prevention efforts of your community. They will create conversation and dialogues and assist you with creating and implementing solutions to the issues that affect you daily.

Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC)

Parent members are ambassadors in the community, by offering other parents information about proven “parenting techniques” related to protective factors (and community-based programs to refer their teens to); addressing issues of stigma and help-seeking; and countering the shame and negative experiences that other parents of adolescents are facing.

Violence Prevention Consortium

The initiative was established in 2012 in answer to a series of public conversations across Chicago about the increasing problem of violence in our community and schools. Originally established as a component of the Governor's Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, the Consortium now serves as a primary point of contact for anyone interested in stemming community and school violence. In just a few years, the Consortium has gained community prominence from its comprehensive research and innovative program support.

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Become an OFA Community Engagement Fellow OFA supporters are change-makers. We're bold. We speak out for progress. And we fight for change by getting organized. Right now, we need folks like you—smart, passionate people—more than ever. The Fellowship equips new organizers with the tools and training to bring people together ...