Welcome to Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation (OARC)

Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation (OARC) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) community development corporation founded in 1983. OARC’s mission is to create and stimulate sustainable economic development through innovative and creative use of our available resources while improving the quality of life for residents in West Oak Lane and other neighborhoods throughout the Northwest section of Philadelphia.

We take a holistic approach toward community revitalization, by focusing on our Five Pillars: Business & Economic Development, Housing Development, Community Engagement, Arts & Culture and Greening Solutions for Sustainable Living!

Presidents Corner

March 1, 2023

 As OARC celebrates its 40th Anniversary, be on the look-out for exciting activities from our 5 point pillars!  As a Public/Private organization, OARC has become the philanthropic arm of our overall corporate branding and although this type of philosophy is not the norm for community development corporations we continue to note “where there is a void, OARC hopes to fill!”  We’re always seeking partnerships, we look to enhance our current relationships and look forward to our future partnerships!  See our instragram “oarcphilly” and facebook “ogontz avenue revitalization corporation” pages for pictures of public service we have enjoyed doing to serve the middle neighborhood of Uptown!

So, please check us out and follow us on our social media pages!

OARC: Treasured and Thriving!

1983-2023

All the best!

 

OARC MISSION

To create and stimulate sustainable economic development through innovative and creative use of our available resources while improving the quality of life for residents in West Oak Lane and other neighborhoods throughout the Northwest section of Philadelphia.

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