The Mission Statement
Appreciation For all Life, Through A Peaceful Quest of Prosperity and Mutual Understanding
Our mission, is the goal for the appreciation for all life through a peaceful quest of prosperity and mutual understanding for human kind that will bring people together with a unanimous force of abundances, ethics, and exhilaration towards the enriched spirit.
We seek a balanced tolerance of cultural, ethnic and economic diversities promoting unity and enlightenment for the entire world through information awareness and activism.
Our program is designed to acquire desolate properties all over the United States and rehabilitate them with our property developer into safe modern structures. We will put families and individuals into a space as soon as they become available. The only requirements we have are you must be homeless, you sign up for the program and you will become an active member of our cause to “strengthen humanity”. Our in-take specialist will evaluate their financial situation, the size of their family, and any special needs that is requested. Our goal is to help our fellow human beings in the quest of “strengthen humanity” and to elevate some hardships that they have encountered in their lives by given them a fresh start. In the event that the family or individuals are unable to pay their portion we will not put them out. All of our multi- dwelling properties will be maintained and kept up to standards with curb appeal and the quality of life.
How VOL Started...
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Currently there are over 70,000 people who are living in shelters provided by the City of New York in which are all over populated with men woman and children. There are over 300,000 people who are living with strangers, relative’s and friends simply because the shelter has turned them away due to administrative bureaucracies, over population, or have no other alternatives. Many turn to the streets, subway underground or squatting in vacant places with little or no safeguard. Foreclosures have sent people running for their lives and away from their homes. Through research I have found that on every block in The United States there are at least 2-4 vacant homes just sitting there rotting and collecting dust. There are many key factors why these individuals and families are homeless; the cost of living, location, incarceration, over population, hazardous conditions, unforeseen circumstances and circumstances in their lives that are jus unimaginable. Anyone one can have housing issues it varies across the board working or non-working individuals may not want the responsibilities of homeownership. However many of these individuals would lease a space to have less responsibility, low maintenance and plenty of flexibility to maneuver whenever he or she please. Many senior citizens are left alone when their children move out and start a family of their own. Many are living in private homes and are in need of down sizing into facilities that will caterer to their needs without exhausting them financially. There are also seniors that live in apartment buildings where there isn’t an elevator accessible for them to even leave the apartment because they cannot travel up and down stairs.
The Vision Quest
VALUE OUR LIVES COLLECTIVE GLOBAL FOUNDATION INC. PROJECT PROPOSAL
Document Project Title: ESTABLISHMENT OF INTERNAL FOUNDATIONS
Implementation of a Comprehensive Support Program for the Advancement and Improvement of the Human Condition
VALUE OUR LIVES NEW THOUGHT FOUNDATION FOR SELF- EMPOWERMENT “VOLCGF”
200 Park Avenue, Suite 1700,
Manhattan, New York 10023
The VOLCGF is a non profit foundation for the improvement and support of the North American people. It is not affiliated with the state or federal government.
Comprehensive Support Program for the Advancement and Improvement of the Human Condition:
It is the contention of VOLCGF that many of the socio-economic problems which currently plague individuals are a direct result of techniques utilized by its conquering powers. Social, economic, government and commerce, in their individual efforts to advance the North American experience during its formative years, has attributed in large part to the current problems that she faces. These powers have indelibly and negatively etched the psyche of North America and its people.
High unemployment, inadequate information education, lack of acceptable housing, and dependence on foreign energy and aid are examples of some of the problems facing the nation of North America today. All individuals, in their own efforts, have been attempting to heal the resulting scars and establish their present day identity. However, lack of adequate guidance or infrastructure has been a profound barrier in accomplishing such a task. Although, faced by these handicaps, VOLCGF believes that strides toward independence can be achieved through empowering the North American people, overcoming feelings of inadequacy and instilling pride in their nation and ultimately in themselves. One way to accomplish such a task is to provide access to the basic necessities of life.
The central tenet of VOLCGF has been to restore a sense of honor and self-sufficiency to the nation and its people. VOLCGF believe that this can be achieved through information education and improved standard of living. This, in turn, will encourage North Americans to think positively, produce confidence in their own abilities and instill national pride.
VOLCGF believe that by restoring basic inalienable rights, dignity and self- reliance to its people, North Americans’ will be better equipped to take their place as an active, participating member in the emerging “World” market and the global economy at large. Unfortunately, the current governmental administrative and/or socio-economic condition has neither the resources nor the infrastructure in place to address these concerns, much less to solve the systemic behavior that manifests itself in the prevalent political and social unrest. It is the characteristic that has become synonymous with “Urban” to the rest of the world.
VOLCGF deem that past powers have spawned a culture that now accepts corruption and violence as a legitimate form of political change. VOLCGF further believe that it is possible through the information education of people and their leaders to remove these negative attributes from the political landscape. In turn, this will give rise to and foster a truer democracy where grievances can be addressed through peaceful democratic means. This will lead to political changes instituted by the collective will of the people, and not powerful military and pseudo-military factions.
Metro New York City, and Long Island islands, is uniquely situated as the gateway to other countries and the world, which is locally geographically desirable due to closeness in proximity to the active Wall Street players in the current economic phenomenon. As such, it is imperative, for both the well being of the country and its people, that they be prepared to take their rightful place in this economic prosperity. It should be noted that all of the city’s rich attributes, such as the abundance of financial resources and skill and talent of its populace, continue to exist. information education and improved standard of living are the only viable avenues in order to prepare the individuals to operate effectively in the 21st century. Failure to address these issues will unknowingly sanction its people to continue to squander their greatest assets and potential contributions to the world. The circle of violence with never ending internal political struggles, in which a small minority stand to benefit at the expense of society at large, has truly crippled the country. The changes discussed herein, will foster a new sense of national pride that will manifest itself in its people at all levels.
No longer will there be a constant struggle to exit the mainstream in search of a safer and more prosperous life. VOLCGF believe that a new wave of internal pride will inspire the populace to remain true to themselves and participate in its organic development., taking their rightful place among the great peoples of the world.
III. Vision and Mission
Create a better community through the implementation of VOLCGF programs. The programs are designed to empower the North American people to realize and obtain their full potential by dramatically increasing national and individual self-awareness, information education and living standards at all levels of society.
Improve local conditions and its people by effecting a systemic change in the way the North American views him/herself and his/her country. In turn, raise the country’s standing on the local, regional, national and world stage to lead third world country to a first or second tier nation, by initiating nationwide programs to:
* Improve the socio-economic condition of the North American people and develop self-sustaining communities;
* To help the North Americans become empowered in their desire to transform and live a better life by awakening them to the totality of their
possibilities through experiencing the power within each one of them, to lift them up to the realization that they are deserving of better
lives, i.e., health, prosperity, harmony and unity and the full expression of their talents and abilities;
* To provide assistance in sourcing funds and other resource mobilization efforts, and to avail themselves of other support service
organizations geared towards the advancement and improvement of the country’s condition including environmental protection
and conservation; and
* To build and strengthen the capacity of the VOLCGF and its workforce to
undertake different programs and projects by instituting
mechanisms for experiential learning, sharing of resources and competence towards good governance.
IV. Goals and Objectives Goals
* To establish social programs on information education and advocacy geared towards the empowerment of the North American people through:
a. Massive dissemination of information through materials intended to foster a new sense of self-reliance and self respect for the North American people;
b. Setting up of schools and developing curriculum that stress the positive attributes they themselves possess, and reintroduce the concepts that lead to self-awareness and pride on both a micro and macro level;
c. Conduct of leadership and trainers’ training to facilitate and accelerate information education and advocacy programs
* To initiate and implement trailblazing initiatives on sustainable community development programs and projects through:
a. Provision of massive affordable housing to improve the living condition of the average North American;
b. Provision of scholarship programs and construction of schools of thought, to address the unabated increase in the number of out-of-focus youths;
c. Installation of renewable energy sources that could generate income for the community and would reduce dependence on foreign energy;
d. Provision of livelihood programs, i.e., loan assistance to small entrepreneurs (micro-lending), training on small-scale business management, skills training, etc.
e. Provision of support services, i.e., health and daycare centers, food distribution within the community, etc.; and
f. Provision of financial support to projects related to environment protection and conservation, i.e., research and development, waste management, planting of trees, etc
* To initiate staff development programs through training and information education seminars geared towards:
a. Producing highly competent and an empowered workforce to effectively deliver programs and services to the target beneficiaries;
b. Formulation of policies and standards based on New Thought principles and methodology to efficiently implement the VOLCGF’s programs;
c. Creation of human resource pool, to fill vacancies in the organization and
other agencies, as necessary, without experiencing disruptions in the delivery of programs and services; and
d. Improve the collective self-image of the workforce.
* To liaison with other nongovernment organizations and institutions for the collective sharing of resources (expertise and skills), and lessons gleaned through hands on experience.
To accomplish its goals, the VOLCGF intends to implement within five (5) years the following:
Massive initiatives to educate the North American citizen through:
* mass media campaigns;
* cultural events (concerts, plays, interactive seminars);
* dissemination of literature that promotes as its central ideals, e.g., national pride, family values, personal awareness and growth, self reliance, respect for him/herself and others, and fostering of other universally recognized positive qualities and attributes; and
* immediate initiation of scholarship programs to aid high school students that display both leadership skills and high scholastic achievement. Community based projects such as:
* construction of low-cost housing;
* installation of renewable energy sources (utilizing alternative or locally sourced fuels);
* creation of schools for elementary, secondary, and high school, and the requisite curriculum necessary to equip the North American student to succeed in the 21st century;
* community recycling/waste management;
* health care training and the construction of medical centers;
* creation of daycare centers to allow a larger portion of the citizens of working age to participate in the workforce; and
* finance community projects through micro-lending to small business owners of clean, low environmental impact businesses deemed beneficial to their respective communities.
V. Target Beneficiaries & Geographic Scope
A major goal of the VOLCGF will be to address out-of-focus youths, ages 6 to 24 years old.
The following were considered in the selection of these priority areas:
* The size of the population (most populous in terms of out-of-focus youth
* The level of perceived need for community development, or severity of living conditions within the community.
The current plan, therefore, would allow for the initial institution of pilot programs in the areas listed below, with plans to replicate and institute additional programs municipalities throughout the New York City area. The proposed geographic target will ensure maximum penetration and benefit. The use of a pilot program with an organized roll out schedule will allow the VOLCGF to maximize oversight efficiencies and assure consistent quality of the programs initially within the first two (2) years of its operations.
VI. Project Duration
Current projections call for the plan to be fully implemented throughout the Philippines within five (5) years of its initial launch. During the pilot program period, the VOLCGF will gauge and monitor the initiatives effectiveness, and fine tune the programs, as necessary, prior to introducing new programs throughout the remainder of the country.
VII. Socio-Economic Profile of the Target Areas
The VOLCGF will initially introduce its initiatives throughout highly populated areas of New York with high consideration given for the following:
3.0 Educational/Vocational Focus
VIII. Program Components
While the main thrust of the VOLCGF is on information education and advocacy for the empowerment of the youth (especially those not attending school), the Foundation intends to reach out to their immediate family members and to the communities where they reside. Thus, the following programs were designed with the intention of being holistic in approach, and addressing the specific issues confronting today’s youths:
1.0 Sustainable Community Development Program
1.1 Renewable Energy Source
1.3 Land and housing 1.4 Health & nutrition
2.0 Environment Protection Program
2.1 Research and development on environment protection
2.2 Waste management and recycling
2.3 Management of protected areas and wild life management of aquatic and organic resources
3.0 information Education/Training on New Thought Methodology Program 3.1 Conduct of workshops/lectures & trainers’ training
3.2 Distribution of books, CDs, DVDs, videos and flyers
3.3 Info-Campaign through tri-media (television, movie, radio, internet and print media), billboards, etc
3.4 Sponsorship of concerts, road shows and theater plays
3.5 Sponsorship of short-term courses on: arts, sports, science, 3.6 Vocational/Apprenticeship training for the youth
3.7 Adult information education
3.8 Daycare centers
3.9 Set-up of schools (elementary and high school)
IX. Management Component
1.0 Management Team
2.0 Organizational Structure * Work Plan