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  • THE CHALLENGE

    The U.S. is one of the richest countries in the world, yet 43.1 million Americans live in poverty and 19.4 million live in “deep” poverty, which often persists across generations. Family members may remain unemployed or “stuck” in low wage jobs, lacking education and skills needed in an increasingly competitive job market.

  • THE SOLUTION

    OIC provides quality education and training services through a national network of local affiliates. We offer high quality skill development opportunities that enable economically disadvantaged and unemployed people of all races and backgrounds to become productive, more fulfilled members of society.

We envision a world in which all people are contributing members of their families and communities.

19

States

30

Affiliates

150+

Programs

80k+

People Served/Yr

“The surging power of OIC  is the will of the people to become more than they have been, to prove to themselves and to others that they can achieve.”

Rev. Leon H. Sullivan

HISTORIC $5 MILLION MACKENZIE SCOTT GIFT LAUNCHES NATIONAL OIC TRAINING NETWORK

HISTORIC $5 MILLION MACKENZIE SCOTT GIFT LAUNCHES NATIONAL OIC TRAINING NETWORK

The best social service program in the world is a job. We’re going to make sure the people who need those jobs the most get them.  - Louis J. King II, President and CEO

November 14, 2022 - A $5 million gift to OIC of America from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott will help launch the Sullivan Training Network, a national network of training programs offering accredited courses to low-income rural and inner city individuals who have been left out of this economy as a result of the decades of systemic racial economic inequality experienced by Black Americans.

This gift – and the confidence it shows in OIC – is more evidence that OIC’s approach is right for our times. These free accredited courses will prepare this underserved population with the skills to address the labor shortage in high demand fields across the country and connect them with employers who offer living wages in these fields.

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OIC of America Names Louis J. King II as New President and CEO to Help Bridge the Labor Gap in America

OIC of America Names Louis J. King II as New President and CEO to Help Bridge the Labor Gap in America

King Chosen To Lead OIC Of America’s Expansion, Currently Representing 31 Affiliates Across 19 States, And Responsible For Placing 2.5 Million People In Jobs.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, December 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- For the first time in its history, OIC of America, Inc. (OICA) named one of its own, Louis J. King II, to step up as president and CEO of its national office, effective
January 4, 2022.

King will be moving to the national stage after having led one of OICA’s most successful affiliates–Summit Academy OIC in Minneapolis, MN–as president and CEO since 1995.

“We have worked diligently to identify a CEO that aligns with our mission and, more importantly, can execute on the Board’s vision,” said OIC of America’s Board Chair, James Talton. “Louis has provided exceptional leadership to Summit Academy OIC and the City of Minneapolis.”

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TESTIMONIALS

  • Maria Mabanag, JobTrain, Menlo Park, CA

    “Tremendous thanks to JobTrain and its financial supporters for giving me the opportunity to graduate in Culinary Arts….God Bless to you good people at JobTrain and EDD as well!!”
  • Laurence Matthew

    “[South Florida OIC] truly is a blessing to the community by assisting the under-employed, unemployed, and ex-offenders population with training and job placement assistance programs.”
  • William Bright, Summit Academy OIC, MN

    “This experience gave me the confidence to return to a normal life, a normal home, and the ability to use my homelessness to empower those who struggle as I have.”
  • Adelina Rondeau, OIC of New London- New London, CT

    “What a wonderful place with wonderful people that truly and genuinely want to help you!”
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