History

Opportunities for Individual Change (OIC) of Clark County is a private, not-for-profit organization that has helped over 45,000 people “help themselves” for 40 years. OIC was founded locally by Mrs. Carol Scott in 1971 as "The Opportunities Industrialization Center of Clark County". OIC is an affiliate of The Opportunities Industrialization Center of America (OICA), which was founded in 1964 by Reverend Leon Sullivan.

Throughout its history, OIC has continued to provide counseling, youth programming and alternative high school education, vocational training, referral services, job placement assistance and emergency utility services to assist low-income Clark County residents in becoming self-sufficient. In 1989 OIC of Clark County was designated the Community Action Agency (CAA) for Clark County.