October 15, 2014

Ringing the Bell, The Waterbury Observer

By Reggie Beamon

October 2014

 

We are often reminded of how we are individually charged to be change agents in the struggle for inclusion and participation, yet we cannot go for­ward without looking back.

I am reminded of a hot day...

September 15, 2014

Ringing the Bell September 2014

By Reggie Beamon

 

I am just amazed by the number of Waterburians who spent the past months traveling—from California to the Cape, people documented through social media a great vacation season as Waterbury was represented everywhere. Of pa...

August 5, 2014

Rebuilding society, one life at a time in Waterbury

BY MIKE PATRICK REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

 

 

WATERBURY, CT-073114JS01-Reginald Beamon, Executive Director of Waterbury Opportunities Industrialization Center on Bishop Street in Waterbury, talks about the centers mission on Th...

August 5, 2014

 

Ringing the Bell

By Reggie Beamon

August 2014

 

Everyone has something to say and it seems there is a place for every message. Thanks to the beauty of blogs and social media, a variety of platforms exist for the expression of any and all thoughts to the rest of the world....

July 30, 2014

Ringing the Bell

July 2014

By Reggie Beamon

 

WHY WE ALL MATTER

 

Last month hundreds gathered in Philadelphia to celebrate 50 years of the Opportunities Industrialization Center of America movement. Philadelphia was the birthplace of this unique self-help movement led by th...

June 27, 2014

Ringing the Bell

By Reggie Beamon

June 2014

 

In the spirit of the “Gathering,” thousands of Waterburians with roots from various parts of the globe assembled, paraded, performed and connected with each other. The impetus of this event promotes the belief that every person...

May 7, 2014

As the OIC movement celebrates 50 years as a community resource, we pay tribute to our great city of Waterbury and the many plans in the making for our residents, offering us a better quality of life.

 

With “The Gathering” and other activities planned by so many diverse...

May 7, 2014

A message of encouragement on OIC Day in Hartford CT 2014

February 1, 2014

After a long, hard, and for some, miserable winter, we are blessed, as always, with the arrival of another spring. Warmer days are upon us, new growth of flowers and trees, and robins flying in the brilliant sunshine. You get an overwhelming good feeling by just going...

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