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

July 1, 2022

Welcome to our webpage!

“Something special is STILL happening in Uptown”!!!  Our Mural Project with Mural Arts Philadelphia is ever evolving!!!  During the month of June if you visited the area, you saw how the Mural Arts Team did a step by step process in the removal of the old mural.  It was very exciting to see how it was done! To see pictures check out our Instagram: @oarcphilly and Facebook Page: Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation and give a follow!  Also, stay tuned to our to be announced Fundraiser which will reveal a rendering of the new Mural!  There is definitely something special happening in UPTOWN!

OARC’s Greenhouse on the campus of Martin Luther King, Jr. High School has the air of renewal and growth!  Food Moxie has planted some wonderful fruits, vegetables and flowers at the location.  To see all of this check out our Instagram: @oarcphilly and Facebook Page: Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation and give a FOLLOW!

As we have been doing since September of 2021, OARC provides Shoprite Gift Certificates to Older Adults to purchase food and other necessities.  Our 1st Friday Food give-away every month with Upper Room Missionary Baptist Church is still on-going and here to stay!  Please check out our social media to see pictures and to learn how as an Older Adult in the Uptown Community you can receive a special 1st Friday Food Box and Gift Card to be used at Shoprite!  Check out our social media pages to see items in the boxes!

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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