We are Community


Is the IGBO word for both "city" and "community"

The Igbo people are one of the largest and most industrious ethnic tribes of Eastern Nigeria.
Our name comes from the Igbo word for both city and community - we believe that it takes active and ongoing involvement in our neighborhoods to turn a region into a community.

Under the guidance of our local executive directors, we offer strategic solutions for community problems, funding opportunities for service providers and grassroots leaders, and support for the people of these beautiful neighborhoods who have long been overlooked, marginalized and oppressed.

Our Why

We must support our community.

These are our homes and neighborhoods. There is a long history of systemic issues that need to be addressed, and our staff and volunteers at Obodo are committed to the long-term work of transforming our community into a vibrant, healthy and supportive place to live for generations to come.

We can't do this alone.

We rely upon the services and support of our sister aid agencies, our generous donors, and most importantly we rely upon our community members to engage in the work to make our neighborhood a great place to live. We believe "Get help, give help" captures what Obodo means: When we are invested in each other we create a resilient neighborhood.