OUR MISSION, OUR VISION
Who We Are: The OCCC is an independent and self-funded community center that serves as a public gathering place for individuals, families and organizations in the city of Oak Creek and surrounding communities.
Our Mission: The Center, since it's founding in 1995, has established itself as a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives, strengthening community, and fostering civic engagement through a diverse offering of community programs, services and special events.
Our Vision: We envision an engaging and vibrant community where individuals are caring and giving: where families are participative in community recreations and civic activities: where organizations work together in partnership and collaboration: where individuals, families and organizations are dedicated to improving the quality of life for others and our community.
Our Guiding Principles and Values: In fulfilling our mission, we will strive to: *provide our programs in a manner that is sensitive to the needs of our community, consistent with the intent of our donors, and respectful of the vision of our founding members *conduct all activities with the utmost professionalism and treat all persons equally and with dignity and respect *act with integrity, openness, and honesty in all relationships, dealing's and transactions *keep faith with the public trust through the efficient, cost-effective, and compassionate stewardship of resources *always remain mindful that our mission is accomplished through the support, generosity, talents and dedication of others.
Celebrating Our Past: The OCCC, nicknames The Center, celebrated its 10th anniversary beginning January 2005, 10 years since opening its doors to the residents of Oak Creek and surrounding communities, 27 years since becoming a dream of its founding members. The following article, reprinted from The OCCC 10th Anniversary celebration booklet, provides a brief history of The Center and pays tribute to the passion, commitment, and perseverance of its founding member, organizers, volunteers, and community supporters in realizing a dream-a community center that would service a public gathering place and long lasting legacy for the community.