Continuum of Services
One Common Unity’s continuum of services supports youth through prevention, early intervention, and therapeutic treatment. We emphasize cultural sensitivity in our staff and curriculum to ensure that we genuinely understand and center the needs of DC’s youth and empower them to reach their true potential.
Our flagship program, Fly By Light (FBL), trains the next generation of youth leaders in social-emotional literacy and non-violent communication and empowers them to use art, music, and creative expression to create positive social change in their communities.
Licensed school-based behavioral health clinicians provide individual and group therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-focused CBT, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and other evidence-based programs, to the most vulnerable youth.
Peace Together ensures that young people ages 24 and under, who have been impacted by gun violence, receive therapeutic interventions to support their healing journeys. The program helps youth process grief and trauma and teaches them healthy coping skills.
The Intention Room® is an alternative to in-school suspension. This space allows students to explore restorative justice practices, art and music therapy, mindfulness, and dialogue around the challenges they are facing.
Through spoken word and poetry, music and dance, visual arts, and filmmaking, OCU youth are empowered to use artistic expression as an alternative to violence. Throughout the years, youth have recorded music videos, and our documentary films have won local and international acclaim.
Our Partner Schools
Today, our school and community-based programs serve youth and families across nearly all eight wards of the District of Columbia, currently partnering with 26 public and public charter schools. This list details our current schools, delineated by program (Fly By Light (FBL), School-Based Behavioral Health (SBBH), Intention Room (IR), and Peace Together (PT).
|4)||Alice Deal MS||3||✔|
|8)||HD Woodson HS||7||✔|
|9)||Johnson Middle School||8||✔|
|11)||Mary McLeod Bethune PCS||5||✔|
|12)||Maya Angelou Academy at Youth Services Center||✔|
|15)||Perry Street Prep PCS||5||✔||✔||✔|
|17)||Richard Wright PCS||6||✔|
|18)||School Without Walls HS||2||✔|
|21)||Theodore Roosevelt HS||4||✔||✔|
|22)||Roosevelt STAY HS||4||✔|
|24)||Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS||8||✔||✔|