OCIC Background and Timeline

OCIC Background

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United Way of Berks County serves as the backbone organization for the Oakbrook Collective Impact Council (OCIC). The goal of the Council is to prioritize the identified needs and coordinate collaborative efforts to respond to what Oakbrook residents identified as their critical issues. Since this work began in 2017, considerable strides have been made:

June 2017:

The door-to-door survey was completed.

October 2017

Oakbrook Speaks Data Walk was held to share the results of the door-to-door survey with the community.

January 2018

First OCIC Meeting is held with 50 people in attendance including Oakbrook residents and representation from 24 organizations.

May 2018:

The OCIC identified the overview of the common agenda and identified the seven key take aways and themes.

June 2018:

The root causes were identified; based on OCIC decisions to focus on food and education.

August 2018:

The three categories under education and food insecurity were identified.

September 2018:

The Council agreed on preamble statements and also problem statements (what are we going to work on and why). The Council voted to focus on the top two issues (Education awareness/knowledge and Food insecurity/access).