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 their lives around for the better!
Our vision stems from the age-old story of Noah's Ark. In the story Noah is warning people of a literal flood whereas we help people with a figurative flood. Offering a hand onto the Ark where we will pare 2 by 2 offering resources, education, advocacy, and much more. The part of the story many don't talk about is the Dove. The Dove is sent out several times on in the end it returns with an olive branch. Just as we provide resources and guidance we are preparing individuals, families, and youth to survive and strive!
The Ortiz Ark Foundation is committed to creating and sustaining Families and Communities with resources to develop the capacities of under-served families in the community, increasing their access to resources, education, food, services, health, reentry and effectively addressing 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.
We’re On a Journey
The Ortiz Ark Foundation believes the more diversity we have in our team, the more unique our perspectives and bright ideas will be, creating unique and original solutions and programming. At The Ortiz Ark Foundation, we are driven by the value of excellence and consistency. In community servitude, excellence means everyone deserves the best care, regardless of their race, color, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical abilities, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or criminal history. We embrace everyone from these underrepresented groups to help make this vision a reality. The Ortiz Ark Foundation does not discriminate in their hiring practices or delivery of services on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, age, pregnancy, genetic information, or service in the uniformed services.