Sensei David Armstrong

Sensei Dave is a powerful motivational speaker, author, and accomplished martial artist who has dedicated his life to helping at-risk youth and the caring adults who serve them. With an inspiring personal story of overcoming adversity, including a childhood spent in and out of youth correctional facilities, foster homes, and group homes, Dave has become a beacon of hope for those facing similar challenges. He is the author of two books, “From Gangs to Greece” and “Why Me My Fight For Life,” and has owned several successful martial arts schools in the United States. Dave is also a U.S. Air Force veteran with 24 years of service receiving several distinguished awards and medals, and he has been recognized as the #1 public speaker in 14 countries among 200+ competitors. Currently, Dave travels the world speaking on stages and impacting caring adults, helping non-profits raise funds and connect with donors and potential donors. With his inspiring message of hope and empowerment, Sensei Dave is truly changing lives and making a difference in the world.

The Open Table

In the central Open Table model, through a “Table,” individuals are trained to use their vast relational capital and social networks (Open Table has named them Relational Assets™) to impact the social determinants of health for an individual or family. A group of volunteers forms a “Table,” guided by a “life plan” that outlines goals specific to individuals and families requesting assistance, and that are defined by the individuals and families. Over the course of a year, Open Table volunteers meet on a weekly basis to work with the person or family seeking support to create positive change.