South Carolina Opportunity Center
254 Cedar Springs Road Spartanburg, SC 29302
South Carolina Opportunity Center (SCOC) was formed with the specific goal of providing opportunities for South Carolinian's to increase their annual household income to a living wage according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). SCOC understands that based on the United Way Project ALICE that 51 Million American households does not earn enough to afford a bare-bones household budget of housing, child care, food, transportation, and health care.
SCOC theorizes that many of America’s social issues such as drug abuse, violence, suicide and anger is due to financial stress and perceived failure by society. Opportunity Centers of America thru SCOC will use the model of the multiplier effect of having one dollar do the work of five dollars. Each committed participant of SCOC will have an opportunity to earn additional income without having to take on a second or part-time job but through residual income, using their god given talents, knowledge and entrepreneurship.
SCOC will use a 3 year plan with a 3 phase methodology to change the course of its participant’s lives and generations by focusing on the following:
Increase Annual Household Income
Acquiring Home Ownership
SCOC will have two state specific initiatives GRACE and WRATH based it’s the large rural population along with specialized training in Hospitality. The numbers below demonstrates the value and importance of the South Carolina Opportunity Center.
According to the 2010 Census South Carolina had a population of 4,625,364 with:
3,067,809 in Urban Communities 66.3%
1,557,555 in Rural Communities 33.7%
According to MIT.EDU the average Cost of Living for South Carolina is:
$23,234 1 Adult = $11.17 Per Hour based on a 40 hour work week
$47,079 1 Adult 1 Child (Single Parent) = $22.63 Per Hour based on a 40 hour work week
HOW SCOC WORKS
SCOC will have monthly commitment fees of:
$10.00 per individual
$20.00 per small business
Monthly commitment fees will assist with cost associated to the following:
Foundational Skills Training
Hospitality Training thru a Servant hood Model
Support the Generational Fund
Home Ownership Training
Giving Rural America Committed Essentials
GRACE – Giving Rural America Committed Essentials: is designed to provide essentials such as transportation and home ownership while increasing the quality of life for ALICE.
ALICE is a United Way acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The mission of GRACE is to provide working Americans with the opportunity to obtain the American Dream within a 3 year period.
GRACE will take at a two-pronged approach for sustainability. The first one will be to make sure that each participant has reliable transportation and a family plan to acquire home ownership.
Working Rural Americans Tribulation Hotline
WRATH- Working Rural Americans Tribulation Hotline: is a system of partners committed to reduce stress when the unforeseen happens to those living in Rural America.
If your car breaks down which is a necessity for those living in Rural America emergency car repair, transportation to and from work and /or a loaner when available thru participating partners.
Family medical transportation to prevent the loss of work hours while placing a priority on healthcare.
Neighborhood Centered Investment
Neighborhood Centered Investment (NCI) is collaboration between local residents, OCA, small business owners and RFAA Fund Inc that calls for those living in or from the neighbor to make capital investments. The funds invested can be by making a pre-order purchase from a business looking to expand and need additional monies to acquire equipment and hire more employees.
Additionally, their will be opportunities to own real estate and franchises.