Mission Statement: The Mission is to help in the elimination of unemployment, poverty, illiteracy, and racism so all people can live with greater human dignity.
Vision Statement: Improving the world by empowering people.
Values Statement: All people deserve respect, dignity, opportunity, education, and upward mobility to become self-sufficient.
Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Washington is an economic development and career training agency, headquartered in Yakima, WA. OIC is one of 30 Community Action Agencies in the State of Washington. Since 1971, OIC of Washington has served BIPOC, low-income, and underrepresented individuals and families across rural Washington State. We work with individuals and families to create social prosperity and generational wealth. OIC provides services through three divisions including:
For over 50 years in partnership with the community, local, state, and federal partners, we are proud to have helped residents of Washington State become self-sufficient through our programs including job skills training, high school education completion, energy assistance, emergency food assistance, youth, and senior services.
OIC is dedicated to helping individuals and families improve the quality of their lives. Through innovative collaborations and partnerships, we look forward to many more years of making our vision for underserved populations a working reality through the Valley.
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OIC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OIC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which OIC has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. OIC is an EEO and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids /services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For TTY relay call 1-800-833-6388.
We are headquartered, physically in Yakima, which rests on the ancestral lands of the fourteen Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. The people of the Yakama Nation inhabited more than 12 million acres across Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima Counties. Today, we honor those native peoples who are tied to the land through history, legends, and culture. We acknowledge their descendants who live in the world today. We thank the caretakers of this land, who have lived here and continue to live here since time immemorial.
We acknowledge the legacy of slavery and oppression in our region. From the enslaved African people to the continued exploitation of migrant communities of Asian, Pacific Islander, Latinx and other BIPOC communities whose labor was exploited for generations to help establish the economy of our region and the United States, specifically the production and harvest of surplus crops and land cultivation.
This acknowledgment is enacted to show respect and is a step toward correcting the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people’s history and culture. It also honors the truth. As a community action agency, we will continue to build upon our relations with the Yakama Nation.
815 Fruitvale Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98902
Moses Lake: 509-765-9206