28 Sep Jeff Helm promoted to Chief Information Officer

Youth Opportunity Center, Inc. recently announced the promotion of Jeff Helm to Chief Information Officer. Helm has been with YOC for 15 years, most recently serving as the Director of Information Technology & Facilities for the past nine years. In this newly developed role, Helm will...

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20 Sep YOC Re-Accredited Through Council on Accreditation (COA)

The Youth Opportunity Center, Inc. has achieved national re-accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA) through 2021. Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of YOC’s programs, services, management,...

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14 Sep YOC Foundation Hires Development Officer

The Youth Opportunity Center Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Jennifer Parks-Strack as Development Officer. Parks-Strack has many years of experience in the non-profit sector including work with The Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries. She most recently worked for three years as a Development...

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18 Aug A Letter from the CEO

Can you believe we are already at the midway point in the calendar year? At the YOC we just kicked off a new fiscal year at the beginning of July. We believe this will be a year full of growth and hope for the future. Every...

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18 Aug Reading is a Game Changer

It should come as not surprise that current research consistently shows that low reading levels in children affect high school dropout rates, involvement in criminal activity, and the probability that at-risk youth will remain in the criminal justice system throughout their adult life. When youth arrive...

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20 Jul YOC Hires Chief Financial Officer Kimberly S. Burkholder

Youth Opportunity Center, Muncie, Ind. – July 19, 2017 The Youth Opportunity Center recently hired Kimberly S. Burkholder, CPA as CFO. Burkholder has 17 years of experience as a CPA for public accounting firms specializing in audits and financial statement preparation for nonprofit organizations and for-profit...

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02 Jun Change Offers Opportunities

From climate to politics, change is a word we hear a lot about lately. Although the connotation of change can be negative, change at the YOC has been about transforming the lives of at-risk youth. As we celebrate 25 years of serving kids, we’re proud...

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02 Jun The Road Ahead

As we reflect upon the last 25 years of serving kids and families, we see that we’ve always been committed to adapting and changing in innovative ways to meet the needs of the youth that we serve.  And although it’s important to know one’s history,...

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