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!
The 3rd Annual Community Career Fair is in the books. We appreciate all who helped plan, conduct, and spread the word about the event. Thank you!
The resume/interview workshop preceded the career fair on March 7th and had 28 participants. It was at LSINC and led by Jasilyn Austin (Human Resources from LSINC), Tomeka Cross (Career Placement Coordinator at J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College), and Mary Gladden (Human Resources at Quantech Services).
AOD is proud to have awarded seven new scholarships in July 2014 for programs at J.F. Drake State:
Dasha Vaughn and Sharee Brinson-Mitchell each received a full tuition scholarship for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program - a two-week/80 hour training program to be conducted August 4 - August 15, 2014. AOD will also assist with licensing exam fee and uniform expenses.