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OCS now hosts a monthly volunteer training. Volunteers are required to attend training once every six months. Training will take place on the third Thursday of every month from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Food will be provided! These two hours will serve as a time to discuss best practices, get on the same page about OCS policies, and appreciate the work we all do to keep OCS running.
The next volunteer training will take place on September 22nd.
Fall 2016 Adult Education Classes
This Fall 2016, OCS will be hosting two adult education classes: weekly GED classes and WISE.
GED classes will help you prepare to take the GED and improve your skills for a new job, college or training. OCS will be hosting an information session about these classes on Thursday, August 25th at 5:00 PM at the Depot. If you would like to enroll, please attend orientation on Wednesday, September 7th at 9:30 AM at OCS. On orientation, the date of and time of Fall classes will be determined. For more information, please email the OCS American Counts Tutor, Christine Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call OCS.
WISE pathways is a career exploration course designed for women to explore non-traditional, in-demand jobs in the energy, utilities, construction and manufacturing industries. This year, WISE classes will take place at OCS every Tuesday and Thursday starting September 13th, 2016. For more information, email Cherilyn Holloway (email@example.com) or call OCS at 440-774-6579.
Our next Thursday produce distribution is August 25th
This distribution will take place from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM outside the Depot. You can drive through in your car and receive a pre-packed bag, or you can walk through with a cart and select your own items. Either way, there will be plenty!
Please bring photo ID with you!
Our next Saturday food distribution is September 10th
No need to show up before 9am! At our Saturday distributions, each person who is here at 9:15am will receive a randomly drawn ticket to get their place in line. After that, we will use the usual ticket system. As always, we expect the shortest wait to be after 11 am. Please bring your own bags and some form of ID with you.
Check Out POWER
POWER (Providing Oberlin with Energy Responsibly) wants everyone to know about audits available through Columbia Gas! The audit will find any issues in your house that may be causing you to lose heat, so get it done before it gets cold! Columbia Gas and POWER also can help you find out how you can qualify to get those needed updates done to your house at low or no cost to you. Call 1-877-644-6674 to schedule your audit, or check out their website: http://www.poweroberlin.org/ ! POWER also can help you find out how to get a free or discounted audit!
Monthly Food Distribution Dates for 2016!
Our monthly Saturday food distributions will be 10:30 -1:00 on the following dates:
Our monthly Thursday free produce distributions will be 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM on the following dates
Both distributions are open to all Lorain County residents. Please bring your own bags and a photo ID.