Community-based jobs program located within Oak View, Provides residents easier access to employment resources job readiness, development and placement services are provided directly through the Center and in collaboration with Goodwill and Working Wardrobes. In 2014, 50 participants found jobs.
The Community for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Opportunities (CIELO). Helps create economic self-sufficiency by cultivating entrepreneurs throughout Oak View and Orange County. Provides education, technical assistance, mentoring, investments and incubator space.
Success Story: Juan Ruiz
Upon graduating from OVRP’s 15-week Micro-Enterprise Development Program, Juan and his family were able to successfully scale their small catering business, Rico’s Tacos, well beyond the immediate neighborhood. To equip these budding entrepreneurs with the necessary tools to succeed, OVRP helped to facilitate comprehensive entrepreneur resources: access to lending capital through a fund developed by OVRP’s board; technical assistance to incorporate their business and process the necessary permits and licenses; and mentorship from a Wells Fargo volunteer to help support their back-office and marketing needs.