PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: July 20, 2018 Contact: Naja Killebrew, Communications Manager Phone: 215-236-4500 (w), 215-518-6558 (c) Email: email@example.com Website: www.oicofamerica.org OIC of America Awarded Two U.S. Department of Labor Reentry Grants Totaling $8,787,369 SOAR program expands from seven to eleven affiliates and program partners in seven states
Ayana Jones Tribune Staff Writer Jun 9, 2018 As an ex-offender, Kasim Ward is thankful for the opportunity to have a second chance.
Ayana Jones Tribune Staff Writer Jun 9, 2018 “Were in the business of changing lives and providing second chances,” said James Haynes, the president of the OICA and national board chair.
As the president and CEO of Opportunities Industrialization Center of America, Inc. (OIC) James Haynes is focused on re-energizing the historic workforce development organization. Founded in 1964 by the Rev. Leon Sullivan, OIC was created to address the lack of education and job training programs available to minorities in Philadelphia so they may prepare themselves and become part of a highly skilled workforce. Today, the national organization has 34 affiliates in 22 states. Haynes, a retired Johnson & Johnson executive and United States Army veteran, has been leading the nonprofit entity since October 2016. He has been affiliated with the organization for more than 20 years, having previously served as a member at-large and first vice chair of the board. […]
We offer the below message which was authored by Brandon Wilson and Scott Rodgers from our affiliate in Asheville, North Carolina: Memorial Day Thoughts This Memorial Day, we thank God for all who served, who sacrificed, who stood a post. They are the 2 percenters! Not because of wealth, power, or fame; but, because they took an oath and defended our freedoms. These brave men and women only represent 2% of the country but defend 100% of our freedoms, our culture, our politic, and our families. Being a Veteran is not a one way street of all dedication and sacrifice. It is a two way street with the Military’s investment in each Veteran of skills, responsibility, duty, and the intrinsic value of being […]
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