Welcome to OIC of America

OIC of America, Inc. (OICA) is a non-profit organization that operates through a national network of local affiliated organizations. OICA has 44 affiliates in 22 states and the District of Columbia. OICA has forty-seven years of experience in serving the poor, unemployed, underemployed, youth, and families. OIC of America has trained over 2 million people nationwide since its origin…Read More

Show Us Your Purse-N-ality!!

OIC of America is proud to announce our first purse auction “Show Off Your Purse-N-ality.”

Each guest will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of designer purses and handbags while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wines. Along with the silent and live auctions, there will be door prizes and hourly raffles.

Tickets are $50 and are tax deductible. All proceeds of this fundraising event will go to forwarding OIC of America’s mission of “Helping People Help Themselves.”

Order tickets via Eventbrite:

To donate a purse, please contact Gail Younger at 215-236-4500 ext. 231


Reverend Dr. Leon Sullivan, Founder

Rev. Sullivan believed that jobs were the key to the economic development and true empowerment of African Americans rather than a dependence upon public assistance, and founded the very first OIC training center in 1964 in an abandoned jailhouse in North Philadelphia. In addition to holding honorary doctorate degrees from over 50 colleges and universities, Rev. Sullivan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George H. W. Bush, honoring him for his “voice of reason for over forty years” and a lifetime of work in helping the economically and socially disadvantaged people in the world…