History

KIDS ALLEY is the main program of One Accord Inc., a nonprofit ethics-based organization reaching out to inner-city children and their families with weekly programs.  Kids Alley has been reaching out to children in Camden, NJ since 1998 with a mission and a vision.

Prior to 1998, our founder Vivian Tan visited Camden for the first time.  During this visit she met children who told her of their experiences as Camden residents.  They mentioned in offhand comments to Tan that they were unable to play in parks because of the violence and the drug paraphernalia that littered the ground.  Soon after this time Kids Alley was born.  Vivian Tan began driving into Camden every Saturday morning with a fifteen-foot trailer that she would set up in abandoned lots.  By turning up the music and taking out her puppets, it wasn’t long until Tan began  to attract young children and families by not only entertaining them, but caring about them.

 

Today, Kids Alley serves Camden and Camden County residents ages 3-adult with a variety of different programs.  We encourage you to visit the programs portion of our website to read about what Kids Alley is doing today!