Using a model called: the Art of Good Fellowship – Paying it Forward One Neighbor at a Time, which is a hybrid of the pay it forward and the good neighboring movements. OCMV meets people where they are at and works with individuals/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/community issues can be resolved by focusing on aiding one neighbor at a time.
*Researchers from the University of California, San Diego and Harvard provided laboratory evidence that cooperative behavior is contagious (online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: March 2010).