Transforming schools into spaces for healing.

Working inside schools and out in the community, our innovative programming skillfully blends art, music, and culture with social-emotional learning, conflict resolution, and mental health services to improve students’ behavioral health outcomes and transform school cultures. Together, our continuum of services centers the needs of DC youth, unleashing their full potential.


“I was not doing well in school but Fly By Light made me a more confident person and more confident in my abilities. It is the people within the program, who over time, helped me change into the person I really want to be.”

— Leighton, Fly By Light Alum

Community Updates

Peace Together: What Is It & How Can You Bring It To Your Community?

One Common Unity’s Peace Together intervention, funded by the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants, aims to create safe spaces where young people can utilize their creativity and self-expression skills to heal from violent incidents.  The Peace Together staff collaborates with trusted adults in the community of the youth that have been impacted by…


Marina T. Eisenberg Named Senior Director of Finance and Administration at One Common Unity

Washington, DC, October 23, 2023 – One Common Unity (OCU) proudly announces Marina Eisenberg as their new Senior Director of Finance and Administration. A mission-driven nonprofit leader, Marina has dedicated her career to developing efficient systems, building strategic infrastructure, and expanding access for students and families from underserved communities. Impacted by her experience of growing…


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