The vision for the Orisa Community is for us to prosper as a unified community of Orisa worshippers with a cultural foundation based on Yoruba tradition, African-centered values, high moral standards, and professional excellence. We will have community owned assets that fund a social agenda that fosters within the community a sense of empowerment and stake in itself.
The Orisa Community Development Corporation will spur the advancement of the Orisa Community by providing leadership in the development of a Yoruba tradition based social model that fosters collectiveness, economic empowerment and self determination.
We will fulfill our mission through providing strategic planning, programs and initiatives that build sustainability, pride, and the perpetuation of our way of life in the context of modern society.
We will develop the financial base of the Orisa Community through fund raising, social entrepreneurship, and other economic activities.
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Who We Serve
Recognizing the survival of Orisa traditions globally as both a miracle and blessing, The Orisa CDC serves practitioners of Yoruba Orisa tradition within the New York and Philadelphia metro areas who honor Africa, regardless of their most immediate ethnicity or nationality, and recognizes all the Orisa lineages of the Diaspora as different branches of the same tree. The Orisa CDC has programs that support Orisa Communities in Nigeria, Brazil and Cuba. The Orisa CDC also plans to establish affiliates in other regions, nationally and internationally, in the future.