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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

Empowering Community Leaders: One Common Unity and NAARC’s Training on Vicarious Trauma

On May 28, 2024, One Common Unity’s Peace Together division, led by Luisa Marino (Program Manager), Johneé Wilson (Director of Training), and Hermione Rhones (OST Senior Program Facilitator), partnered with the National Association for the Advancement of Returning Citizens (NAARC) and their Cure the Streets team. The collaboration aimed to facilitate a day-long training on…

Johneé Wilson is Now The Director of Training at One Common Unity

Johneé Wilson Named Director of Training at One Common Unity

Washington, DC, February 23, 2024 – One Common Unity (OCU) proudly announces Johneé Wilson as their new Director of Training. Johneé dedicates herself to work at the intersection of global service, youth leadership development, and creative storytelling. She co-designed resiliency models for youth leadership and wellness programs with nonprofits in Abuja and Lagos and returned…


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