Building effective partnerships has been instrumental to OCS's ability to meet the needs of our community. Since 2008, OCS has partnered with the Children’s Aid Program, a nationally recognized program that uses a holistic approach to empower youth and help them develop personal goals and the desire for a productive future.
In 2018-2019 380 OCS students received eye screenings
and 180 students received eyeglasses, both at no cost.
Children's Aid provides the following services:
- Small group tutoring, academic tutoring, Regents prep, project-based learning projects, and college trips during the after-school program;
- Student assessment and referrals for mental health, family life, and sexuality services;
- Medical and dental assessment, vision screenings, and referrals.