Our Mission


OIA is a non profit public benefit corporation organized for  charitable, educational, cultural  and  literary  purposes.  OIA  sponsors and facilitates programs that are aimed to foster the Armenian spirit, traditions and culture with the aim  to preserve and enhance Armenian life  in order to  ensure the survival of the Armenian Nation. Specifically, OIA promotes education through scholarships as well as a variety of  programs designed  to educate the youth and adults in the history, culture and heritage of the Armenian Nation in general; the rich heritage and the memory of the Constantinople  Armenian culture in particular.OIA  takes part in social action, fundraising and related community activities in synergy with other Armenian organizations to maintain a vibrant community that preserves the Armenian identity in Los Angeles and beyond.

OIA History