The Alliance for Opportunity and Development (AOD) is a 501(c)(3), Christian, non-profit organization established in January 2012. Our mission is to provide education and training opportunities for low-income families that reduce poverty. We currently serve the greater Huntsville, Alabama community as well as students in Aberdeen, Mississippi. AOD has four flagship programs:
"Learn and Earn" scholarships provide low-income adults the opportunity to learn new skills in vocational/technical training programs and then earn their way out of poverty.
"Imagination and Aspiration" scholarships provide science and technology summer camp experiences to children from low-income families.
The annual AOD Community Career Fair targets jobseekers without degrees and connects them with local employers, educational institutions, and nonprofits.
Operation Spyglass: AOD supports Air Force Junior ROTC cadet programs at Aberdeen High School in Aberdeen, Mississippi.
Read more about our programs, scholarship recipients, success stories, and news on this site. Consider supporting us with funds, volunteer effort, and prayer. The AOD board funds all administrative costs so that 100% of your donation is applied to programs. Thanks for visiting!
AOD awarded two new scholarships on November 18th. Monica Tackett (right) was awarded a scholarship for the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program at J.F. Drake State and Destiny Echandie (left) was awarded a scholarship for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program at J.F. Drake State. More bio information coming soon on our Scholarship page on this site. AOD is pleased to be part of helping these ladies achieve their education and career goals. We are grateful to all of our donors such as Venturi Aerospace, Trideum, and our Combined Federal Campaign donors.
Meet Martha Collins, our newest scholarship recipient at J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College. Martha is in her final semester in the Licensed Practical Nursing program and will graduate in December 2015. Martha is working two part-time jobs as a caregiver to pay the bills while she attends classes and raises her 17-year old daughter. Martha has lived in the Huntsville area for seven years after moving here from Selma, Alabama. She loves to help the elderly, especially those who don't have family able to visit often. Martha plans to eventually become a Registered Nurse.