Author: Administrator

It is through the Program Committee that the Orisa CDC delivers its true value to our community. The PC implements programs of the Orisa CDC by coordinating program delivery through Orisa CDC member organizations, external resources, and direct delivery from the Orisa CDC. Orisa CDC programs are grouped into three program areas being Economic Development, […]

Recruits, processes and provides orientation for new Orisa CDC members and then deploys them to their assigned committees. Also holds events to facilitate networking, social interaction, etc. Will also develop database of all members of the Orisa community to enable to the Orisa CDC to develop a demographic profile of the community.

Under the direction and leadership of the committee co-chairs and treasurer, the FF Committee is responsible for fundraising (grant writing, fund raising events, capital campaign development, etc) to fund activities of the Orisa CDC and move group towards having a full time staff. The finance section of the committee is responsible for book keeping, approval […]

Develops communication strategy to enable rapid dissemination of information throughout the community regionally, nationally and globally. Maintains the Orisa CDC’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, my Space, etc. and keeps Orisa CDC website current. Promotes all Orisa CDC programs and events by subscribing to appropriate e-groups and developing and growing e-mail databases and address lists. As […]

Please complete our online application using the membership button to the left. Being current on your requested donation also enables you to receive membership discounts on Orisa CDC programs and events, nets you an Orisa CDC t-shirt and all donations are tax deductable to the extent allowed by law. We thank you for joining us […]

Joe Quinones Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board Joseph T. Quinones (Obakanla) is the first African-American born into the Yoruba Orisa tradition and his mother, Marjorie Quinones, was the first African-American initiated into the Yoruba tradition in North America. Joe is descended from a long line of Sango worshipers from the Yoruba town of Ilesa. […]

The African world view and the Yoruba tradition acknowledge and recognize four major modes of thought or consciousness: collective consciousness, or that of a philosophy of a communalistic society; connection with and reverence for Egun (the ancestors); connection with the Creator or a divine being(s) and the recognition of the presence of that divinity within […]

This Orisa CDC, both directly and through member organizations, will offer high quality social programs and initiatives that will support the social, cultural, and religious development of the Orisa Community. These and other initiatives will seek to give aid and support to the Orisa community and reclaim and preserve the tradition and cultural practices that […]

The Orisa CDC intends to provide programs to strengthen already existing Orisa-centric entities such as Orisa Houses, Egbes, etc. The organization will serve as a researcher and innovator in the community, seeking to understand current barriers to success and offer new ideas to build stability and capacity. The organization intends to offer forums, conduct research, […]

The Orisa CDC seeks to fulfil its mission and vision through programming in three (3) main categories: Economic Development, Community Development, and Social Development. Economic Development The Orisa CDC intends to provide leadership in the development of community owned economic assets such as a facility for ceremonies and programs, an operating fund and an endowment. […]