We use a model called The Art of Good Fellowship – Paying it Forward One Neighbor at a Time. It’s a hybrid of the Pay It Forward and the Good Neighboring movements. OCMV meets people where they are at and works with individuals and families to achieve a dream or overcome a temporary barrier in order to regain financial sustainability, self-confidence, and/or a healthy lifestyle.
Based on the findings of really smart people, good acts – like acts of kindness, generosity, and cooperation – are contagious.* OCMV believes many individual and community issues can be resolved by focusing on aiding one neighbor at a time.
*Researchers from the University of California-San Diego and Harvard University provided laboratory evidence that cooperative behavior is contagious in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: March 2010.