Meet Our Founder

Chandra G. Pitts
President & CEO, One Village Alliance Humanitarian

Philanthropist | Global Advocate for Justice

 

A dedicated visionary, philanthropist and social entrepreneur, Chandra Pitts leads a global social justice organization committed to growing youth into their true greatness through education, entrepreneurship and the arts.

As founding President & CEO, her primary work is gender specific with a focus on historically marginalized children and their families. “Girls Can Do Anything!” empowers girls to redefine womanhood and what it means to be a healthy girl. Raising Kings changes society’s prominent image and expectations of men and boys of color by elevating the level of positive male engagement in the lives of boys. Her reach spans the Delaware Valley and beyond. In 2018 she won a nationally competitive grant award through the Obama Foundation which expanded her impact into 240 schools in West Africa!  

Named Delaware's 2020 Businesswoman of the Year during a global pandemic, Chandra Pitts leads the state's only Black-owned cooperative workspace and community-based social justice center. Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year issue featured her as one of the nation's 50 Hometown Hero's. Ebony Magazine highlighted Chandra's work among Afro-Latina leaders making transformative impact across the nation. She's been honored at the United Nations Global Women Leaders Forum; is a recipient of the NAACP Youth Impact Award; and was named one of Delaware's most influential 40 under 40. The Center For Urban Families selected her among the Nation's 10 Most Promising Practitioners in Fatherhood, Family Strengthening and Black Male Achievement. She is the youngest person ever inducted into the Hall of Fame for Delaware Women and recently graced the cover of Delaware Today Magazine as one of 36 Most Intriguing Delawareans

While Ms. Pitts continues to be recognized locally and nationally, her greatest reward remains the impact made through her life of service and the unparalleled honor of raising her son, Jahlihl. ​

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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