Meet Our Team
Ade Oguntoye received his BA from Emory University (1999) after double majoring in Economics and Psychology.
Mr. Oguntoye then went on to Columbia University to receive his MSW (2001) in Social Policy (focus International Social Welfare) and minor in Business. While attending Columbia University, Mr. Oguntoye provided counseling/social work services to foster children at Edwin Gould Services for Children and homeless men at Fort Washington Men’s Shelter.
Mr. Oguntoye also interned at the United Nations in the Department of Economics and Social Affairs (Youth Unit). He was responsible for editing the Secretary General’s report, and preparing for the World Youth Forum
He moved back to Atlanta to accept a job as Coordinator of the Refugee Empowerment Program where he managed three grants and designed and monitored programs that supported Refugee education helped them to get jobs. After September 11th Mr. Oguntoye moved on to Hands On Atlanta where he supervised up to 35 AmeriCorps members a year in a school–based AmeriCorps program. He was responsible for recruiting, member development, program supervision, project management and after school program development.
In 2008 he co-founded One World Link. In that time he has lead mission trips to Haiti and South Africa. He has served full time as the Executive Director since September 2010. Since that time he has been responsible for fund raising and strategic development.
Mr. Oguntoye also received a Certified Volunteer Management degree in 2007
Jason A. Griffin
Jason A. Griffin received his B.A. English Clark Atlanta University. He has spent his life in community service including as an Americorp member at Hands on Atlanta School’s program. As a Corps member he tutored students, developed and ran after school programs.
In 2008 after three years of programming, he co-founded One World Link. He also has served as a Level II Supervisor at Jefferson Place Assessment Fulton County Human Services for almost 10 years. Last year he developed the R.E.A.L Talk pilot program to teach “at risk” teens and young adults in the Fulton County Accountability Court.
Through a combination of social entrepreneurship training and mentoring, 90% of active participants have started a business, started an apprenticeship or internship or gone to school. Mr. Griffin also serves on the advisory committee of many nonprofits and for profit entities.