2006-2014 - Philadelphia, PA

I created this program in 2006 and it continues today. OKA is a community based arts program located in the Hunting Park neighborhood of north Philadelphia providing therapeutic creative experiences for both youth and adults.

MISSION: OKA is a Christian arts program cultivating safe space for youth and their families in north Philadelphia to explore their artistic abilities and spiritual calling enabling them to initiate positive change in their own communities.

VISION: OKA’s vision is to see youth and families in North Philadelphia and the broader community awake to their call to hope, to belong, and to powerfully stimulate renewal in their own spheres of influence.

STATEMENT OF OUR HOPE: "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe." Ephesians 1:18-19