Oakland Community Organization’s (better known as OCO) is part of PICO, a national network of faith based community organizations working to create innovative solutions to problems facing urban, suburban and rural communities. Our vision as a local congregation of OCO is to become a group or agency that reflects the diversity of Oakland.
We recognize that in ourselves, in our organization, and in our city, we will be more powerful and effective if we have the tools to overcome oppression in every form and more fully understand one another.
Our vision for Oakland is a community where every family can afford a decent home, live a safe environment, have health insurance, send their children to good schools, and become fully engaged citizens regardless of zip codes, language, color, class status or sexual orientation.
OCO’s mission is to develop leaders. Building a multicultural organization is the work of leaders and it is hard work. We use power to cause systems to change. Power is in our relationships, which we seek with one another and our public leaders. The goal is to change those systems which cause division and inequality. We in OCO live, breathe and fight for justice.
Would you like to join us?
Reminder: Our next LOC (Local Organizing Committee) of OCO (Oakland Community Organizations) meeting will be Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 9:30am in the Parish Hall located at 6401 San Pablo at Alcatraz. Please bring a friend!
We will be discussing becoming a Sanctuary Church. ALL are welcome!
For more information, contact Med Bowerman 510-684-7139 or mailto:email@example.com
We are a Jubilee Congregation: www.jubileeusa.org We seek to grow the voice and moral presence of faith communities in the struggle to break the chains of debt in the developing world. This program is a tremendous opportunity for us to become more active in the fight to save lives and restore hope for the millions affected by debt crisis, neighbors near and far. For more information, contact Meg Bowerman.
JustFaith Ministries provides programs that transform people and expand their commitment to social ministry. Through these life-changing opportunities, members of a church or parish can study, explore and experience Christ’s call to care for the poor and vulnerable in a lively, challenging, multifaceted process in the context of a small faith community.
OCO is a federation of congregations, schools, and allied community organizations, representing over 40,000 families in Oakland. OCO leaders share common values from our diverse faith, racial, political, and social traditions. We bring these values into the public arena through action on concrete issues. Through relationships, research and action, OCO leaders live out the call to serve one another and to seek justice.
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States.
We are the official overseas relief and development agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and a member of Caritas International and the National Catholic Development Conference.
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