Listen to CCOIC featured on This Week in Business & Service, a local radio show hosted by Cynthia Ericson of Ericson Marketing Strategies! Joyce Chester (CEO), Gina Venuti (Deputy Director), Nika Wright (Career Counselor) and Rachel O’Connell (jobseeker) speak with Cynthia about OIC’s services and involvement in the community.


Support CCOIC by having dinner at Iron Hill in West Chester! 20% of your bill will go to OIC the night of November 14th – click here for your coupon!


Starting on January 2, 2014, there will be a new GED test. The current version of the GED test is expiring at the end of 2013 and your scores will expire too if you don’t finish and pass the test by then! Go to for more information.










OIC congratulates Evelyn Fair who successfully obtained her GED at the age of 95!! Evelyn did an outstanding job and she is truly an inspiration. Her testimony proves that you are never too old to set another goal or to fulfill your dreams! It is never too late to become a better YOU!






24 students successfully graduated and obtained their GED on August 1st and are off to begin exciting new chapters in their lives! We are very proud of them and truly appreciate OIC’s GED Instructor, Claire Gavin, for her wonderful work and making it all possible! More info on our GED Program here: GED Program Info







Congratulations to our Session 28 Certified Nursing Assistants for graduating! If you are interested in becoming a CNA Click Here for more information on our program and registration.


Congratulations to President & CEO, Joyce Chester on winning the Dr. Patricia Grasty Gaines Multicultural Leadership Award presented by the Frederick Douglass Institute at West Chester University.





Chester County OIC is extremely pleased to announce that they have received a grant award of $10,000 from Phoenixville Community Health Foundation in the LEVEL TWO category (services addressing health, human service & quality of life issues for the fragile, disabled, and those at risk of falling further behind socially and economically) in support of a GED testing center and ESL/GED program planning in Phoenixville. The CCOIC GED and ESL literacy programs and GED Testing Center are located in Franklin Commons Suite 124, 400 Franklin Avenue, Phoenixville, PA. For information about classes please call (610) 917-2344.


St. Paul Baptist’s Senior Pastor and Chester County OIC’s newest board member, Dr. Croft was featured in the Philadelphia Tribune. Click link to view article!