BUILDING QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES AND

SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS

Opportunity Centers of America (O.C.O.A.) seeks to bring change to American Urban Communities through job training, real estate revitalization, strengthening families, and social issue education. O.C.O.A. was formed after the 2016 election cycle and is dedicated to helping ALL AMERICANS – regardless of race, religion, or political affiliations. During the election cycle, a great depth of unfavorable conditions was discovered in America's Urban Communities, causing O.C.O.A. founder to vow to bring a positive change into those communities.

 

O.C.O.A.'s mission is to Restore Families Across America by addressing a lack of opportunities, the broken family unit, and issues of safety. For O.C.O.A. to fulfill its mission, it also serves Rural America through various partnerships. O.C.O.A. plans to provide multiple opportunities that will positively affect future generations. O.C.O.A. requires individuals to participate in their projects to have some level of personal investment. History has demonstrated that those with skin in the game fight harder for a successful outcome. When one is required and rewarded for thinking BIG, greatness will follow.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Certified Labor

STRENGTHENING FAMILES

Changing The Narrative

ENTREPRENEUR MENTORSHIP

Growing Businesses

PUBLIC SAFETY

Strenghting Communities

O.C.O.A. has ten practical solutions to end generations of hopelessness in America based on decades of primary data and life experiences. These ten solutions will reduce poverty and crime while strengthening families, revitalizing communities, placing veterans first, and developing a robust workforce in America.

PROVIDING REAL OPPORTUNITIES 

Workforce Development and Public Safety

PRO is a 24-month pilot, focusing on individuals ages 16-24, by addressing their lack of foundational skills, work experience, marketable skills, and environmental trauma.

 

PRO’s mission is to produce a well-trained, qualified employee, or successful entrepreneur. PRO’s approach is to train each participant as an employee who trained to own his or her own business.

MY GROCERY STORE 

Public Safety, Strengthening Families, Workforce, and
Business Development

My Grocery Store serves as an alternate approach to tackling food deserts, while balancing mental health by creating healthier food alternatives in underserved and rural communities throughout America.

As a practical, viable, sustainable and holistic solution designed to eradicate food deserts in any location it is initiated, the solution addresses the barriers and mindsets by turning them into opportunities.

WE ARE GOING HOME

Public Safety 

We Are Going Home is a community policing initiative designed to save lives and create a sense of trust between citizens and police officers.  American lives have ended too soon from both citizens and peace officers at an alarming rate, and lack of faith is the number one issue.

We all must trust the badge and what it represents. We Are Going Home will provide educational training, for both peace officers and citizens. The desired outcome focuses on how to react and deal with adverse situations to ensure that everyone returns home safely.

COMMUNITY IFORMATION HUBS

Public Safety, Strengthening Families, Workforce, and
Business Development

Community Info Hubs (CIH) serves as the backbone for programs and practical solutions designed to revitalize urban cores, embrace rural America while partnering with Suburban America.

 

Barbershops, Day Cares, Hair Salons and Mom and Pop Restaurants historically are not only gathering places for food and beauty but are also utilized to share information, fellowship, mentor and provide training. 

NATIONAL OPPORTUNITY LEAGUE

Public Safety, Strengthening Families, Workforce, and
Business Development

National Opportunity League (NOL) through the sport of Opportunity has one mission: End Generations of Hopelessness by teaching the Value of A Life and focusing on the development of Foundational Skills, Champion Mindsets and  Economic Geniuses. 

Many of America's young Black males have been systematically oppressed, abandoned by Black men, robbed of true leadership and left behind to die physically or struggle mentally.

PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE 

Entrpenuership, Workforce Development and Public Safety 

Pathway To Independence (PTI) is an initiative to provide entrepreneurial training, mentoring, and financial support to youth, and existing small business owners in Urban Communities.

 

PTI focuses on re-purposing community small businesses, training local youth in entrepreneurship. Each recipient must work hard and follow the rules of the agreement to provide them with the HIGHEST chance for success.

MY BACKYARD

Public Safety, Strengthening Families, Workforce, and
Business Development

My Backyard is a practical, innovative, viable, and data-driven solution that seeks to address affordable housing and spur economic development in low to moderate-income communities, thus making them safer.

 

My Backyard will encompass skills training, workforce development, business development, and most importantly develop self worth and provide hope.

iTHINK

Public Safety, Workforce Development / Strengthening Families

iTHINK Solutions (iS) delivers innovative, viable, and practical solutions to solve age-old and modern issues that plague hard to reach and historically underserved communities. iS models focus on results that produce metrics, provide transferable data, and reduce the burden of government while protecting taxpayers against waste and fraud.

 

iS's mission is to license their signature solutions to smaller local nonprofits that traditionally receive little to no funding but have the heart and fortitude to get the job done.

RURAL AMERICA RAISING EXPECTATIONS

Public Safety, Strengthening Families, Workforce, and 
Business Development

Rural America Raising Expectations (R.A.R.E) addresses the fact that 85% of persistent poverty exists in rural America. According to U.S.D.A. Based on that fact, R.A.R.E seeks to drive economic prosperity in Rural Communities by focusing on agriculture, housing, and manufacturing.

R.A.R.E. will cultivate agriculture partnerships with rural and urban youth and help build affordable housing within self-sustaining communities. R.A.R.E. will focus on using green technology and American steel when constructing homes and commercial facilities.

PTI TRADE SCHOOL

Workforce Development, Strengthening Families Entrepreneurship

Pathways to Independence Trade School will provide knowledge and information generated to develop and refine a series of skills for any young man who wants to learn.

 

Based on a collection of needs important for any community and thriving ecosystem, six (6) paths of focus are in the PTI curriculum. The paths will be housed within cities most fitting based on opportunity and relationships. The first target cities are Atlanta, Georgia, Austin, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, Cincinnati, Ohio, Dallas, Texas, and Fort Worth, Texas. 

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