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Featured Volunteer of the Month Symonè Bolden

Featured Volunteer of the Month: Symonè Bolden “You are a person worthy of love. You don’t have to do anything to prove that. You do not have to earn love. You simply have to exist. We are worthy whether or not we accomplish anything.” – Sharon...

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Our Partnerships With Local Universities

Our Partnerships With Local Universities Each semester, OCP hosts a number of college interns and classes who are assigned to work at OCP. For this last year, we especially want to thank Cecily (a work study student) for her energetic service...

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Love’s Agenda

Love's Agenda “As Jesus walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” –John 9:1-3 I had a frustrating interaction at the community center a couple...

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Featured Volunteer of the Month: Kevin Waters

Featured Volunteer of the Month: Kevin Waters "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." -Frederick Douglass Due to the many ways that our featured volunteer of the month, Mr. Kevin Waters, has shown a spirit of volunteerism, it took some...

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A BIG Thank-you!

A BIG Thank-you! OCP lives on the edge. We can only do what we do because we have so many wonderful volunteers—over 50 outside community volunteers coming in every week, and around 25 of our own members who volunteer each week—homeless and...

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Featured Volunteer of the Month: Larry Jones

Featured Volunteer of the Month: Larry Jones “Resilience: The way the water knows just how to flow, not force itself around a river rock; then surely I can stretch myself in the shape my own path is asking of me.”  - Corina Fadel Mr. Larry...

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Support OCP in the Great Community Give!

Support OCP in the Great Community Give! Dear OCP Community, By now you’ve probably heard about the GREAT COMMUNITY GIVE. This is a one-day event on April 18 created by our local Community Foundation to inspire online giving to local...

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Featured Volunteer of the Month: Damon Ayers

Featured Volunteer of the Month: Damon Ayers “What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt- it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.” – Hal Boyle When you first lay eyes on our...

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Why Do People Come to OCP?

Why Do People Come to OCP? I have been at OCP now as the new director for 3 weeks. Wow, what an experience. The staff team is fantastic and works very hard. I have never seen a program where community members chip in so much to help run the...

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Let Us Be Kind to One Another

Let Us Be Kind to One Another "Let us be kind to one another, for most of us are fighting a hard battle.” – Ian Mclaren In a recent blog post, Randi, our Kitchen Manager wrote about the joys and difficulties of working at OCP. From time to...

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Featured Volunteer of the Month, Frances Holland

Featured Volunteer of the Month, Frances Holland If you stumble, just smile and make it part of the dance.  -Author unknown Everyone who walks into Our Community Place’s doors has unique story. This month, we share the story of an OCPerson who...

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