Our Mission:

One Common Unity (OCU) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization charged with the mission of breaking cycles of violence and building compassionate, healthy communities through the transformative power of music, arts, and peace education.

Since the year 2000, One Common Unity (a non-profit organization) has successfully created spaces to transform the lives of youth and families. Through arts-based peace education in schools, summer youth initiatives, and through festivals and concerts, we have created spaces for people to tell their stories and share them with others. We believe much of violence is a learned behavior, and therefore, if someone can be taught violence, they can also be taught compassion, cooperation, and the skills necessary to create healthy and thriving communities.

18 Years of Impact:

25,000+ – Youth and Families Engaged in our Dynamic programming

9,200 – Teachers Trained in Arts-based Peace Education

52 – Concerts, Festivals & Art Showcases

26 – Schools Worked In

5 – Youth Musical CDs Created

3 – Documentary Films Produced

Our Objectives:

  • Come together across generational lines as an effective vehicle for artistic-cultural expression.
  • Promote & produce a variety of positive & uplifting community projects & events that create space for dialogue & personal transformation.
  • Serve as a bridge between people in need and organizations that meet those needs.
  • Inspire youth and adults to live nonviolently by providing quality and comprehensive social and emotional learning programming.


Learn more about our programs at http://www.OneCommonUnity.org