Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
OIC's mission is to continue to be the nation's leader in providing quality education, training, employment, and housing services through a national network of local affiliated organizations enabling economically disadvantaged people of all races and... Read more
OIC's mission is to continue to be the nation's leader in providing quality education, training, employment, and housing services through a national network of local affiliated organizations enabling economically disadvantaged people of all races and background to become productive fulfilled members of the American society.'
Montgomery County Opportunity Industrialization Center (OIC) was established in 1966, using the already successful model of the Philadelphia OIC, founded by Rev. Leon Sullivan. OIC is a non-profit organization dedicated to training residents of the county so they can gain employable skills to become productive patrons of the community. In addition, we are active in the revitalization efforts of the Municipality of Norristown and Montgomery County.
OIC’s main goal is to help stamp out illiteracy which causes many of the social problems in Montgomery County. It has been established that poverty, juvenile delinquency, crime, and a lack of social awareness all stem from illiteracy. Research has shown that children born in poverty are more likely to leave school before graduation. Therefore, OIC feels it is imperative to reach as many adults and children as possible. Programs at the OIC include: GED courses, English as a second language, Camp Xtreme Math and Science Enrichment, Xtreme Learning Daycare Center, Norristown Youth Development Coalition, and The Norristown Project.
by Shae A. from Norristown, PA
(Administrator for this Organization)(2013-09-11 17:14:09.0)
Montgomery County OIC is the only job opportunities organization in the county. They express the importance of literacy and promote youth development. Today, the younger generation is in need of volunteer opportunities to stay out of trouble, Montco OIC and The Norristown Project is that resource for them.