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, nicknamed "The Center", celebrated its 20th anniversary beginning January 2015, 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.