Solomon presents check to OCCCDA
State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., presented $100,000 in state funding to the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association.
This funding will support OCCCDA’s workforce development program with the Northeast Learning Center.
“OCCCDA does so many great things – not just in the Oxford Circle community but for the whole Northeast,” Solomon said. “This is a huge investment in our community, and I know that the services offered here will help so many people make the northeast a great place to live, work and play.”
“The Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association is grateful to Representative Jared Solomon for his continued support,” said Shante Antrom, executive director of OCCCDA. “With the $100,000 grant funds, we will partner with the Toben Center to create a needs assessment and enhance the current intake process. Additionally, OCCCDA is looking forward to merging our ESL/ELL and workforce development programs and hosting classes and events at the Toben center, further enhancing the visibility of educational and career-based resources within the Oxford Circle community.”
“Mr. Brown and I started the Northeast Learning Center together to make sure that people get the opportunity to move ahead in life,” said Bonnie Kaye, co-owner and education director of the Northeast Learning Center. “We have ranked number one in the state, as far as the most successful number of adult high school graduates and we are very proud of that. The chance to expand these services, to bring in more partners will be a great opportunity for our students. The whole goal of the Toben center is to keep moving ahead.”