About Us

The Open Hand name comes from Deuteronomy 15:11. It symbolizes compassion, generosity, partnership, friendship, service, community, and ready to work. An open hand can give and receive. 

Our Mission

Open Hand seeks to empower youth ages 14 to 19, their families and the community by providing needed resources to build skills and confidence, so they can identify and pursue opportunities that inspire and create a vision for the future.

Our Vision

To establish long-term relationships with each youth in our program, helping them gain a sense of God-given purpose, productivity, and dignity in obtaining employment, building their career, and contributing to their community. 

Core Values

The following core values are the fundamental guiding principles that dictate behavior.

  • Faith

  • Community

  • Dignity

  • Career

Leadership & Staff

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Robert (Bob) Becker

Board Position: President

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Tamara X. Brown-Driver

Board Position: Member and Grant Writer

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Wayne Karl Driver

Board Position: Member and Director of Technology

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Elisha Sese-Khalid

Board Position: Intern Program Coordinator

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Paul F. Jany Jr

Board Position: Member

Open Hand is a faith based 501c3 organization.

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Robert (Bob) Becker

Board Position: President

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Tamara X. Brown-Driver

Board Position: Member and Grant Writer

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Wayne Karl Driver

Board Position: Member and Director of Technology

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Elisha Sese-Khalid

Board Position: Intern Program Coordinator

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Paul F. Jany Jr

Board Position: Member

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Robert (Bob) Becker

Board Position: President

Tamara.jpg

Tamara X. Brown-Driver

Board Position: Member and Grant Writer

Wayne.png

Wayne Karl Driver

Board Position: Member and Director of Technology

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Elisha Sese-Khalid

Staff Position: Intern Program Coordinator

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Paul F. Jany Jr

Board Position: Member

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Denise Brown Haggins

Staff Position: Assistant Grant Writer