About Us

One Step a la Vez (OSALV) is a non-profit, 501c3, teen advocacy agency that serves low income, isolated, minority populations of the Santa Clara Valley, specifically the communities of Fillmore and Piru. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve the communities of Santa Clara Valley by providing a safe environment for 13-19 year olds and preparing informed, empowered youth who are equipped with the tools to lead, cultivate cultural awareness, bridge the gaps of inequality and advocate for fair, just and healthy individuals and communities.


OSALV began in 2004 to bring services and programs, and to address injustices in the Santa Clara Valley. Prior to our 501c3 status, which was granted in 2012, we worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County and with the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley as our financial and administrative advisers.