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Welcome to Philadelphia OIC, Inc.



In 2009-2010, OIC
served 1183 individuals.


In order to build upon our history and our current successes, the Board of Directors has embarked upon a 3 Year Strategic Plan. It is our collective belief that if we don't grow as an organization, then we render ourselves "irrelevant".

One of the key elements of that growth is our goal to become the primary training provider for the gaming industry/slot machine licensees. We view this as a logical expansion of our very successful Hospitality Training Institute. This industry will create hundreds of jobs for Philadelphians and the preparation for those jobs is consistent with OIC's historical and contemporary focus and operational mandate.

OIC has not maintained its effective institutional presence in Philadelphia without the ongoing support of local businesses, churches, other CBOs and the community-at-Large. We want this to continue as we collectively invest in improving the quality of life for those less fortunate.

Thank you for your continuing support.


Very Sincerely,

Bill Carter Chairman
Robert Nelson

William A. Carter, Chairman, OIC Board of Directors

Robert C. Nelson, President & CEO




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Philadelphia OIC is
awarded major Grant

Philadelphia OIC (along with several city-wide partners) and the City of Philadelphia recently won a major federal stimulus grant to help low-income Philadelphians connect to the digital economy and broadband technologies. The Freedom Rings Partnership, is a major citywide campaign that will provide broadband access and training to residents across the city of Philadelphia.  The Philadelphia OIC Digital Initiative focuses on addressing the digital divide, a necessary incentive in the process of re-tooling the city’s workforce and bridging the economic divide.  Our programs for the Digital Initiative includes:

* The Open Access Lab (Access to Possibilities)

* The Blended Classroom Program (Online GED)

* The NOMAD (Neighborhood Opportunities through Mobile A ccessible Destinations) Program


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