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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.