The OIC Movement mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela
Movement is deeply saddened by the passing of
Rev. Leon H. Sullivan was a key partner with Mr. Mandela
in applying economic pressure to end the unjust system
of apartheid through the Sullivan Principles.
The Sullivan Principles not only became the blueprint
for ending apartheid but also the foundation for the
Global Sullivan Principles of Corporate Social Responsibility.
These expanded principles call for multinational companies
to play a much larger role in the advancement of human
rights and social justice.
We express our sincere gratitude to the Mandela Family
for sharing this extraordinary man with the world and
extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.
-Anthony L. Ross, President and CEO, OIC of America
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
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
William A. Carter, Chairman, OIC Board of Directors
C. Nelson, President & CEO