PLEASE NOTE: NEW LOCATION!!!
On May 31, 2012, The Weller Center at Mitchell College will serve as the site for OIC's seventh annual Community Champions Celebration, honoring three individuals who have made a difference in our community through their ideas, leadership, and dedication.
This year's Champions are: Tom Kasprzak, Vice-President for Business Banking at Chelsea Groton Bank; Jaye Wilson, Principal of Winthrop Elementary School in New London; and Ernest Hewett, Representative for the 39th District in the Connecticut General Assembly, and OIC alum.
OIC's Culinary students and graduates will work alongside the Mitchell College catering staff to prepare and serve a delicious meal, featuring "America's Bounty", fresh seasonal products that celebrate American cuisine.
All proceeds from the evening will support OIC's Employment Training and economic self-sufficiency programs and services. Sponsorships and program ads are still available and may be reserved by contacting OIC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OIC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been providing employment training and economic self-sufficiency support to low-skilled, low-income adults from across southeastern Connecticut since 1970.
OIC’s mission is to provide training, basic skills, supportive counseling and services to primarily low income persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
To achieve its mission and to most effectively serve its clients, OIC is committed to providing the highest quality training possible utilizing current technology and systems and offering students hands-on learning opportunities. OIC’s philosophy of working with the “whole person” ensures that clients are not left behind because of the barriers that they face in completing their training programs. Support and services are always available to assist clients with transportation, clothing, food, energy, work supplies, and skill-building so that individuals who may never have seen themselves as successful can begin to change that picture in their minds.
OIC’s staff and Board of Directors are consistently focused on identifying opportunities for new programs and services as well as creative ways in which OIC can partner and collaborate with other agencies to stretch limited resources to meet ever-increasing needs. With this in mind, OIC strives to say “Yes” when others have said “No.”