96% of every dollar raised provides direct programming in the most high poverty families. Thanks to our We take a people-fueled approach to propel children and their families on a holistic journey toward excellence through education, entrepreneurship and the arts.

Founded and led by uniquely qualified young people who represent the same population we serve, OVA is deeply committed to transformative change through innovative, culturally relevant and outcome oriented initiatives. We’ve become widely respected nationally for our work to increase outcomes for one of the Delaware's most marginalized populations: men and boys of color. Our unique approach to addressing the root causes of poverty incorporates an evidence-based curriculum into two impactful opportunities that promote economic equity and social justice among young men and fathers. 


One Village Alliance (OVA) is a social justice agency with a mission to uplift children and their families on a holistic journey toward economic development through education, entrepreneurship and the arts. Our vision is one village of thriving communities, strong families and healthy children. Join our impact: Donate, Mentor, Volunteer!

Founded with the assertion that it truly does take a whole village to raise a child, raise a family and raise a community OVA is a 501(c)3 community development corporation. In 2010, OVA launched in 42 schools and neighborhood sites in the heart of communities in Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Success agency-wide has relied on our highly collaborative approach; effective youth and community outreach, and program popularity.  We have built a strong reputation for creating strategic alliances to bridge the gaps, fill the voids and leverage existing resources with a fierce commitment to marginalized communities that need us the most.