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Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday!

November 28, 2022
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Please help us reach our ambitious end-of-year giving goal of $15,000. When you give to OCU, you give DC’s youth a chance at healing. OCU’s Fly By Light program teaches youth the healing power of the arts, nature, and community connection. Fly By Light nature retreats offer youth a chance to get out of the city and…

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Get to know Kim Y. Jones

November 17, 2022
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As an opportunity to help staff and our community better get to know our new Executive Director, our Development Director, Brittany Nixon, took all the crowd-sourced questions from staff and sat down with her to get her take on things like life, work and family. It was a lot of fun, and a bit surprising, to hear some of her answers.

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Announcing OCU’s New Executive Director

October 26, 2022
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One Common Unity is thrilled to welcome Kim Y. Jones as its next Executive Director following a unanimous vote by the Board of Directors. 

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The Harambee Summit!

July 4, 2022
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The word “Harambee” is a Swahili word that means “to pull together, to come together, and to push together.” It reminds us that we’re stronger together than we are alone. In 2021, One Common Unity organized a Harambee Summit at Roosevelt Senior High School to serve as the climax of a professional development series hosted at the school.

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Hawah Kasat: Leadership Transition

June 3, 2021
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Dear Community, After over 20 years, I will be leaving my role as Executive Director (ED) of One Common Unity (OCU).Birthing and serving as the Director of this organization has been one of the greatest joys, learning experiences, and privileges of my life. I’m not going to say I never dreamed we would be this…

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America, We Have A [Gun] Problem.

March 24, 2021
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It’s been just six days since the last mass fatality event. Another mass shooting. Another public venue. Another 10 lives lost—another 21-year-old male suspect in custody.  Countless families traumatized. Devastated. Grieving the loss of their loved ones. Let’s remember their names: Officer Eric Talley, 51, first responder; Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Suzanne…

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Response to the Breach of the Capitol

January 7, 2021
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January 7, 2021 At One Common Unity, we feel deeply shaken and appalled by yesterday’s reprehensible attack on our democracy. We also find strength and hope in witnessing a clear victory for democracy as record-breaking numbers of Black, Latinx and Asian voters turned out to the polls and elected the first African American Senator and…

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OCU Stands in Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

June 1, 2020
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We know that the work of justice and peacebuilding starts within each of us. As such, at One Common Unity, we have initiated a long-term internal process to ensure that OCU embodies fully anti-racist and anti-white-supremacist practices.

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ONE COMMON UNITY, UNRWA AND AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS HOST YOUTH EXCHANGE FOR PEACE

October 4, 2019
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District and international youth leaders share critical issues and envision leadership in their communities WASHINGTON (September 27, 2019) — On September 27, One Common Unity, in collaboration with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and Amigos de las Americas, was proud to facilitate a youth exchange…

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ONE COMMON UNITY LAUNCHES INTENTION NOT DETENTION™ CAMPAIGN WITH ‘INTENTION ROOMS™’ IN D.C. SCHOOLS

September 13, 2019
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One Common Unity is proud to launch a new campaign, Intention Not Detention™, to focus on providing effective alternatives to traditional school discipline measures like suspension and detention.

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