We operate with a model we developed called The Art of Good Fellowship – Paying it Forward One Neighbor at a Time. It’s a hybrid of the Pay It Forward and Good Neighboring movements. One Community Many Voices and its partners work with individuals and families to overcome temporary barriers so that they can regain financial security (and sustainability), self-confidence and 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.
* In the March 2010 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of California-San Diego and Harvard University cite findings that cooperative behavior is contagious.