Our programming is targeted to the Lower Northeast, Oxford Circle neighborhood of Philadelphia and the surrounding zip codes of 19124, 19149, 19111.
For program enrollment and additional information, please contact us.
- Oxford Circle CCDA Summer Camp 2022
- Out of School Programs
- Adult Education Classes
- PAT (Parents as Teachers) Program
- Carnell Family Resource Center
- Business Corridor Development
- Community Literacy Activities
2022 Program Highlights:
Our After School Program has expanded from 1 to 3 sites, replicating to a 2nd elementary school, and adding the high school located next door to our main office! We’re excited to offer foundational academic support, along with life-skill classes like social-emotional learning, and for high school: personal finance, goal-setting, and career exploration.
Our Family Resource Center leads trauma-healing classes in 2nd & 5th grade classrooms, giving students the tools to articulate when they’re feeling triggered, and ways to work through it. The FRC provides case-management, and increased access to resources for families to thrive.
Our Early Childhood Literacy programs hire bi-lingual staff to work with parents speaking languages most common in our neighborhood: (Arabic, Haitian-Creole, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Spanish). Our Community Literacy Activities host monthly weekend family gatherings on our front lawn, while Parents As Teachers visits homes, coaching parents in literacy, preparing kids for school.
Our Adult Education added Digital Literacy (basic computer) classes this year, complementing our popular ELL (English Language Learning) and GED (high school equivalency) classes. We were awarded a grant to partner with the Toben Center, and merge with our Workforce Development to create a robust pathway from ELL & academic classes to job placement. Our Workforce Development program connects people to jobs, helps with resume writing, mock interviews, and sorting through barriers to employment.
Our Food Distribution program is meeting the hunger needs of families financially destabilized by Covid & inflation. Our intake process identifies needs & opportunities, and connects people to city-wide resources like utility payment & rental assistance programs, while also inviting them into our Workforce Development program and volunteering.
OCCCDA is 1 of 4 orgs city-wide chosen to partner with Campaign for Working Families to join The Promise Philadelphia to offer free Tax Preparation assistance to families in our community. It helps people avail of tax credits, reduce debt, and build savings. It also connects them with housing, SNAP, and legal assistance.
Our Corridor Management team offers Small Business Support to the small, mostly immigrant- owned businesses on our corridor, helping them find grants, and collaborate with each other as entrepreneurs. We partner to manage a Street Cleaning initiative to improve the feel, and promote pride in our neighborhood, by beautifying with unifying banners, installing big belly trash cans, and creating jobs for people to pick up trash.
All our programs are grant-funded, and your donations get multiplied x10 as we leverage donor dollars to get grants!
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