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

Happy New Year!

As we all continue to be steadfast in all of our challenging environments, we at OARC are grateful to have the ability to help our community of West Oak Lane and the surrounding areas of Northwest Philly.  We look to continue to build upon 2021 and we are excited about what will be offered in 2022!  We are dreamers at OARC and as world renowned poet Langston Hughes “Dreams” poem states:

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

We started off 2021 with partnering with Upper Room Missionary Baptist Church, Philabundance, Brown’s Shoprite, West Oak Lane Business Association, 14th Police District, Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, Parkway Northwest High School, Jefferson Health, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Food Moxie, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Universal Muslim Business Association and many others – we now look to continue to work with our 2021 partners and look forward to our exciting collaborations with our 2022 partnerships!  Visit our site often to find out how OARC is making our DREAMS possible!

Our Jefferson Health/Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center partnership continue with our next Free Mammogram Screening event which will be on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  and Thursday, February 24, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Mobile Screening Van will be stationed at 7152 Ogontz Avenue.

To receive a FREE Mammogram you must register!  Please see the link in “events” to register.

Check out OARC’s  2021 year in review in “OARC in the News” and as mentioned, stay tuned for our 2022 projects!

OARC: Treasured and Thriving!

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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