STANDARD OF LIVING AUGMENTATION
Since it’s founding in Greencastle Pennsylvania by Gershon Bai-Lama, a
Philanthropist first generation immigrant from Sierra Leone West Africa in 2014,
Standard of Living Augmentation (SOLA) has become one of the trusted
nonprofit agencies and a leading provider of education and career services for
individuals attempting to enter the workforce.
SOLA is a 501 (C) (3) not for profit organization with its corporate headquarters
in Greencastle, and operates in Franklin, Cumberland and Fulton Counties.
Although SOLA is licensed to operate in Mary Land and West Virginia, it will
only operate its Veteran Assistance Program (VAP) in Washington County MD
and Berkley County West Virginia.
To fund our mission, we collect donated items such as clothing, household
items, computers and automobiles to sell. The revenue generated from our retail
sales, along with revenue from salvage & contracts operations help to
supplement the fees for service we receive from referral agencies to provide the
range of training and employment opportunities that assist individuals in
overcoming barriers to employment, achieve a higher level of independence, and
participate more fully in life, thereby improving their quality of life in their
communities for the common good.
Standard Of Living Augmentation Inc, (SOLA) is dedicated to excellence and quality service. The
most important aspects of SOLA’s mission are to offer high quality programs to young and adult clients’ and to foster clients’ to attain the success of their chosen career. To these ends, SOLA attaches primary importance to excellence in training to fighting poverty and dependence on public aid by making quality skill training available to client’ of all educational levels, disabilities and criminal backgrounds, especially those most in need and hardest to serve.
CORE VALUES- RECIT
Respect - encourages an inclusive environment where clients, staff and the community demonstrate respect for self and others
Excellence- provides the highest quality of services and training through continuous improvement, counseling, coaching and mentoring
Courage- honors the courage needed to take the steps toward self-sufficiency and life-long empowerment with commitment to providing quality services with measurable results and acknowledges the individual's dedication to serving a greater purpose to accomplish SOLA’s Mission Statement
Integrity- conducts operations with the highest standards of honesty, fairness, and personal responsibility, maintains and enforces a set of policies and procedures that ensures compliance, audit requirements, performance and accountability to funding agencies and all stakeholders
Trust- develops trust by demonstrating respect and responsibility among colleagues, communities and our clients’ served.