Pre-K Classroom Funding for FY 2007-08

Central Alabama OIC announces the funding of a Pre-K classroom for 4-year olds for Fiscal Year 2007-2008.  These funds are being made available by the State of Alabama, Department of Children Affairs, Office of School Readiness (OSR).  Dr. Trellis Smith, OSR Director, notified OIC that these funds would be available on October 1, 2007. Dr.…

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Early Start on Fighting Crime

By Robyn Bradley Litchfield, Montgomery Advertiser   It pains Consuello J. Harper to see the rising number of homicides and other crimes in Montgomery and the surrounding area. Knowing something must be done, Harper fully supported the city’s recent crime-free weekend and other programs designed to curb crime. But it’s going to take more than…

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Lending a Helping Hand

  by: David Zaslawsky   During a guided tour of the Central Alabama Opportunities Industrialization Center Inc. (OIC), two of the center’s instructors were having a serious discussion with a young man as his father stood by. The center’s president and CEO, Connie Harper, stopped to intervene, telling the young man to stop slouching. “Stand…

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