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Mission Statement


The OC Career & Education program takes a holistic approach on facilitating educational, career and leadership growth for persons over the age of 18 in Woodlawn and the surrounding South Side communities of Chicago. Participants explore higher educational opportunities and meaningful vocational and career paths that will assist them in future social and economical success.

Vision: Residents in low-income communities escape the cycle of poverty through higher educational obtainment and pathways to meaningful careers that will provide them with social and economic stability and success.


ü High quality, innovative, holistic approach to personal and community development

ü Individualized exploration and attention in connecting participants to educational and career resources and opportunities

ü Strength-based approach in bringing out uniqueness, values, and assets of each participant to facilitate higher education, career planning, and leadership.

ü Participants take action and create solutions to community issues


Volunteers Needed- Southside of Chicago G.E.D. Program!

Serve your community. Community Outreach Service Center seeks volunteers ages 18 and up who can volunteer at 1 hour on Tuesday 1-4p.m. or who would like to be a direct tutor in the classroom on Mon, Weds, or Fri 1-4p.m. for the OC Education and Career Training Program. Must have a G.E.D. or high school diploma and be passionate about working with adults students. Call (773) 675-4610 or email me at allisonoliver@theocchicago.org for more information.




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Would you recommend The Community Outreach Service Center?

by Jessica S. (2009-12-18 00:39:19.0)
I have tutored here for the GED and the students are lively and it is challenging. The staff are dedicated and I loved working here. This is a place that requires you to put your heart into into it and I love it. I love the people and their mission.