Our family of 5 has spent many years dedicating ourselves to the members of the Allentown Community. We have put in countless resources and efforts to make our community better. We decided that it was time to expand beyond the 5 of us and become more and better for the community. We have a drive and passion for helping people turn theirs live around for the better!
"When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him."
The Ortiz Ark Foundation is committed to creating and sustaining a Family and Community Resources Ark in order to develop the capacities of under-served families in the community, increase their access to resources and effectively address the roots of societal inequities.
The Ortiz Ark Foundation is committed to creating and sustaining Family and Community Resources in order to develop the capacities of under-served individuals & families in the community. By increasing their access to resources and effectively address the roots of societal inequities. The business and purpose of the Ark is to provide a variety of services to individuals & families to build on individual, family, and community strengths and develop the individuals’ and families’ capacity to thrive. Services shall include but not be limited to life skills and education, reentry, etiquette classes for youth and adults, trade labor skills, free legal, clinics, sporting workshops and training, educational workshops, parent leadership programs, parenting support and education classes, after-school programs for youth, recreational and social events, housing, grants & scholarships.
The philosophy of The Ortiz Ark Foundation shall be to link community members to existing services offered by community-based organizations, coordinate service delivery with existing organizations, and offer direct services that are non-duplicative in the community.