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

April 1, 2022

Welcome to the month of April!

The old adage is April showers brings May’s flowers – we at OARC look forward to the rain/showers because April is a season of renewal and plantings of flowers, fruits and vegetables!

This month we will feature the greening that is happening in Uptown/West Oak Lane and we hope that you will enjoy the photos on our social media pages on Instagram and facebook.  You can easily go to the top of our website and see our social media pages.

If you have been following us you know that we have a partnership with Food Moxie!  Recently Food Moxie hired Kim Fleisher as their new Executive Director!  Kim has an extensive knowledge of all things green and we look forward to working with Kim and the good folks at Food Moxie.

Our community event with Mural Arts Philadelphia was a smashing success!  I moderated our community event to allow residents to hear the Artist perspective of the new Mural to be placed at 7152 Ogontz Avenue.  I was joined virtually with Jane Golden, Founder/Executive Director at Mural Arts Philadelphia, Artist/Photographer Shawn Theodore (in-person), Curator Ginger Rudolph (in-person) and Chad Eric Smith (in-person), Director of Communications and Brand Management to bring interesting perspective to the new Mural.  Thank you to the noted who were incredible in sharing their expertise of the current and new Mural.

Our new monthly newsletter is on the horizon!!  If you are interested in receiving OARC’s Monthly Newsletter, please email us at info@oarcphilly.org or fill out the contact form in the Contact Us area of the website.

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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