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Meet the 2019 Leon H. Sullivan Award Winner: Alice M. Thomas!

Community Leader and Activist Alice Thomas will be attending our 40th Annual Gala to receive the 2019 Leon H. Sullivan Award! Meet her and other winners on November 15, 2019 at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern as we celebrate those who work with us to help people help themselves. Tickets can be purchased through our website with more information being available by calling 610-692-2344. We hope to see you there!

“I Am OIC” Emily’s Story

The “I am OIC” program started a few years ago and continues to be a powerful way for our clients, staff, donors and volunteers to express why they are a part of the OIC family. The following is a story submitted by Emily as she recounts her experience influencing lives and careers at OIC:

“I am OIC because I believe everyone has the right to opportunity and education and OIC is an organization dedicate to providing both our local community. I celebrate being part of a place that touches so many people’s lives. OIC helps our clients grow into their best selves – as employees, as citizens, as caregivers – and take this growth back to their family and friends to form a healthier, more positive community.”

“I am successful because…I am OIC!”

If you have been touched by OIC we would love to hear your story on how you are a member of the “I am OIC” family. Please email cynthia@ericsonsms.com and include your full name and a paragraph on your experience. If you are comfortable please also attach a picture of yourself, note that testimonials may be included in OIC’s social media program and website.

CCOIC’s “Power Up” Series Presents Their Money Management Seminar!

CC-OIC’s POWER UP SERIES
“Handling Your Money” October 16, 2019 from 10 am-12pm

Learn basic financial and budgeting skills that may not have been taught in school or family settings. From checking accounts and cashing checks, to using your bank account to your benefit by saving or investing, come learn about skills that can help you level up your finances! The workshop, led by Fred Sharpe & Donna McFadden, includes a free consultation with a financial wellness coach!

To RSVP please email Ms. Margaret Hamilton mhamilton@cc-oic.org with the subject MONEY and the message: CONFIRMATION with your (name) and (phone number). Or call 610-692-2344 and RSVP with the Receptionist.

“Dare to Lead” Workshop with Chris Cavalieri

Join us December 12-13 from 8:30am – 5:30pm at Immaculata University to participate in the “Dare to Lead” Workshop led by Chris Cavalieri.

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is a 2-day empirically based courage-building and leadership development program designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals.

Brené is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and most recently completed a seven-year study on courageous leadership. She is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead, which also debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly lists.

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage-building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from armored leadership to daring leadership. The Dare to Lead™ curriculum lies within leadership competency content and many times it will count towards CEUs.

Individuals who successfully complete the full 16-hour Dare to Lead program will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put a Dare to Lead™ Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

The “Dare to Lead” Workshop focuses on 4 Courage Skill sets:

  • Rumbling with Vulnerability
  • Living into our Values
  • Braving Trust
  • Learning to Rise

Purchase tickets NOW:
https://daretoleaddec2019imacuniv.eventbrite.com
(All Proceeds Benefit CCOIC!)

Continue the conversation with Chris:
chris@workwhilelife.com or 610-357-7047
www.workwhilelife.com

“I Am OIC” Chris’s Story

The “I am OIC” program started a few years ago and continues to be a powerful way for our clients, staff, donors and volunteers to express why they are a part of the OIC family. The following is a story submitted by Chris as he recounts his experience volunteering with OIC and networking with others:

“I came to the OIC in mid-January seeking to volunteer. I just went through a very close and competitive campaign for District Judge and one of my campaign issues was to have our court system better support our veterans. I made a promise that no matter what the outcome of the election, I was going to dedicate some time towards veterans to help eradicate the many barriers they face in the civilian world.

Since that time I have been fortunate enough to meet numerous veterans and hear their stories. My partner (Karen Newman) and I have traveled extensively and enrolled dozens of veterans into our HVRP program. More importantly, we have actually made a positive impact in their lives by providing them with employment, training and various services. As a veteran, I feel fortunate to help those fellow veterans who I know would do the same for me had our circumstances been different. I feel grateful to have this opportunity to make a real difference for our vets and our community. It’s a wonderful feeling to not only commemorate our veterans but to actually commit to them and their needs. The OIC made this amazing experience a reality. I am successful because… I am OIC!”

If you have been touched by OIC we would love to hear your story on how you are a member of the “I am OIC” family. Please email cynthia@ericsonsms.com and include your full name and a paragraph on your experience. If you are comfortable please also attach a picture of yourself, note that testimonials may be included in OIC’s social media program and website.

40th Annual Awards Gala “Trips of a Lifetime” Auction

CCOIC will hold its 40th Annual Awards Gala on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Desmond Hotel, in Malvern PA.

For our 2019 event, we will be hosting an exclusive “Trips of a Lifetime” Auction sponsored by the nonprofit organization AmFund. These bucket list trips will be good for three years with no blackout dates, they include deluxe accommodations, round trip airfare and a travel specialist to do all of the booking for you!

Bidding will only be open during Cocktail Hour! So come ready to BID, WIN & TRAVEL in support of CCOIC!

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chester-county-oic-40th-annual-awards-gala-tickets-69204635929

Volunteers Needed for Resume Writing Services

Chester County OIC is seeking volunteers with good writing and editing experience to assist with resume creation and revision at our office for 5-10 hours a week. If you or someone you know is able to help, please contact Donna McFadden at dmcfadden@cc-oic.org.

“I Am OIC” Margaret’s Story

The “I am OIC” program started a few years ago and continues to be a powerful way for our clients, staff, donors and volunteers to express why they are a part of the OIC Family. The following is a story submitted by Margaret as she speaks about her experience working at OIC as a program assistant:

“While transitioning between full-time employment and retirement, I realized that I was not ready to stop working entirely. Though I continued to remain active as a volunteer, I still wanted to apply my knowledge and skills in an office setting.

I was connected to the Chester County OIC through their partnership with the Goodwill Senior Program. Working as Goodwill Scholar Program. Working as a Program Assistant allows me to use my people skills to interact with and support the clients that our department serves. This role also provides a unique opportunity for me to dedicate and honor the servicemen in my family, who have served the United States military in various branches and capacities.

Now working at the Chester County OIC, it warms my heart knowing that I am making a difference in the lives of those who have given so much of themselves for our country.

I am successful because…I am OIC!”

If you have been touched by OIC we would love to hear your story on how you are a member of the “I am OIC” family. Please email cynthia@ericsonsms.com and include your full name and a paragraph on your experience. If you are comfortable please also attach a picture of yourself, note that testimonials may be included in OIC’s social media program and website.

40th Annual Awards Gala “Trips of a Lifetime” Auction

CCOIC will hold its 40th Annual Awards Gala on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Desmond Hotel, in Malvern PA.

For our 2019 event, we will be hosting an exclusive “Trips of a Lifetime” Auction sponsored by the nonprofit organization AmFund. These bucket list trips will be good for three years with no blackout dates, they include deluxe accommodations, round trip airfare and a travel specialist to do all of the booking for you!

Bidding will only be open during Cocktail Hour! So come ready to BID, WIN & TRAVEL in support of CCOIC!

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chester-county-oic-40th-annual…

Mocktails & Munchies at CCOIC!

Join CC-OIC for Mocktails & Munchies!
September 18, 2019 from 5pm-7pm

At Mocktail night, we welcome all to have a good (non-alcoholic) mixed drink to leave it on the stage! Whether your talent lies in monologues, rapping, singing, poetry or comedy, we welcome you to come enjoy this free show and demonstrate your skills if you feel inspired to.

Please sign up with Mr. Fred Sharpe at fsharpe@cc-oic.org or stop in at Chester County OIC 22 N 5th Ave. Coatesville, PA 19320. If you RSVP to this event, you will receive a drink and plenty of delicious hors d’oeuvres. You are surely to leave this event fulfilled in mind and tastebuds!

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