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Members of Oak Grove Improvement Association

The Oak Grove Improvement Association (OGIA), established in 1897, is one of the oldest community groups still in existence in the City of Malden. But don't let our name fool you: we're not just about Oak Grove — we're about all of Malden. Learn more about OGIA's history.

The Harvest Moon Festival, at Fellsmere Pond,
is one of OGIA's annual events.

Enjoying the train ride on Fellsmere Pond
during the Harvest Moon Festival

OGIA enhances the well-being of the community by fostering creative expression and dialog to bring about positive change. We see ourselves as a catalyst in the establishment of a strong, healthy, and safe community with an environmental purpose. Further, we encourage volunteerism, and welcome and encourage community participation.

We are dedicated to the support, development, and advancement of the residents of the City of Malden. OGIA's purpose is broad in spectrum, but focuses on promoting our community. Some of OGIA's goals, and subsequent activities, include community beautification projects (rejuvenation of the Oak Grove Community Building, beautification of Lincoln Commons), student scholarships, and the annual Harvest Moon Festival.

The Oak Grove Community Building

We believe in community. In 2003 we expanded our corporate purpose to benefit the residents of the entire City of Malden, not just those in the Oak Grove neighborhood. Oak Grove Improvement Association was revitalized — as of 2003, OGIA was incorporated as a Massachusetts public charity as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the IRS tax code. Learn more about OGIA's current history.

The OGIA is a proud member of the Malden Chamber of Commerce.

Most importantly, we are an all-volunteer organization. New ideas are always welcome ... Just like you!