Opportunities for Communities, Inc. (OfC) is a union of three communities in experience, education, service, and cross-cultural friendship. These communities are:
(1) The students who join us. OfC provides opportunities for this community to experience other cultures and lifestyles. OfC students learn Haitian culture and Creole language while sharing their technical knowledge…
(2) The communities who host OfC’s programs. OfC provides this second community with the opportunity to share their culture with our students, who in turn share their culture and technical knowledge. An example here is Lekol Dete, summer school, begun by OfC and taken on by Haitian leaders.
(3) YOU. OfC provides opportunities for our home community to lead and support the work of the other two communities. Here are tools for the rent-to-own tool program that helps day laborers get work. These tools were bought with money from OfC’s donors.
In all, OfC is about building new relationships across cultural barriers to improve understanding, foster personal growth, and to provide opportunities for our communities to both contribute to and benefit from each other.