What is OTA?
Operation Turn Around (OTA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to provide creative grassroots solutions for issues affecting underserved and disenfranchised communities. We design tools and support necessary to overcome these issues through a number of programs targeting children and young adults.
Operation Turn Around consists of volunteers, professionals, students and concerned members of the community driven by the need to bring about positive change. Since 2009, OTA has been providing youth an array of culturally diverse educational opportunities, such as neighborhood revitalization projects, community events, youth empowerment initiatives and reentry programs. We have introduced hundreds to the power and voice afforded plays on Broadway and conducted several financial literacy and employment development workshops. We have received NY1 News' "Staten Islanders of the Month" award as well as recognition from NY Daily News, Staten Island Advance and SI Live for our services and dedication to the NYC community.
OTA seeks to provide a fun, safe environment where kids have the freedom to be themselves and feel inspired to reach their goals. We want to equip young people with life skills and confidence to overcome adversity. Our goal is to change people's attitudes, provide mentorship and stability, help them see opportunities that exist, get them to make better decisions in pursuing those opportunities, and motivate their friends and family. Then we will have built a community of leaders, sharing ideas, energy and respect with the next generation.
You, too, can join us! OTA Partnership is the perfect way to participate, stay involved and give back.
OTA is a grasroots organization funded through individual donations. EVERY contribution makes a difference.