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The Oasis Project is the community and economic development division of Bible Center Church.

Our mission is to create oases—places of peace, safety, and happiness in the midst of difficulty.
We envision a Homewood where all people will have the opportunity to flourish for the betterment of the children and our future.

Our Program Areas

Education

Providing high-quality dynamic education opportunities is essential to improving the life outcomes of the children and youth of Homewood and nearby neighborhoods.
 

#TMCEarlyLearning

#MakersClubhouse

#OasisFarmandFishery

#OasisTransportation

Employment

Through our social enterprises, we offer local youth and other community members sustainable employment and critical job training to start them on the path to success or provide additional household income.
 

#EverydayCafe

#OasisTransportation

#CHAPEL

#OasisFarmandFishery

#MakersClubhouse

Entrepreneurship

Directly addressing the reality that mentors and small business resources are inaccessible to African-American and underestimated communities is essential to generating wealth and opening doors for the next generation.

 

#OwnOurOwn

#OasisCommunityKitchen

#OasisFarmandfishery

Environment

In our community, rewriting the story of opportunity required improvements to the built environment. We turned vacant and abandoned properties back into a campus with top-notch amenities where people can live, work, study, worship, and have fun.
 

#BibleCenterChurchOasisCampus

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Our Generous Supporters

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  • Additional Support
    American Heart Association Bridgeway Capital City of Pittsburgh Dollar General Literacy Foundation Duquesne Light Company Giant Eagle Foundation Giving 2 Grow, Inc. JP Morgan Chase & Co. McElhattan Foundation Opportunity Fund PA Department of Agriculture Pitcairn-Crabbe Foundation Pitt-Ohio Supply Chain Pittsburgh Indian Community and Friends PNC Foundation Poise Foundation Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) Roy A. Hunt Foundation Remake Learning Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation 3M Company The Grable Foundation The Jack Buncher Foundation The Lee Initiative- Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice Westminster Presbyterian Church and Endowment

Our Team

Administration

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Dr. John M. Wallace, PhD

Founder and Visionary

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Dr. Cynthia M. Wallace, EdD

Executive Director

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Gary Nelson

Director of Operations

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Stephan Davis

Director of Business  Operations

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Trashawnda Ward, MA

Director of Training and Administration

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Patti Phillips-Best

Director of Development and Communications

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Anthony Holloway

Fiscal Manager

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Eric Blackwell

Audio Visual and Digital Media Manager

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Brandon Pinnix

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Oasis Farm & Fishery

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Ash Chan

Farm Manager

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Tynisha Chambers

Farm Educator

The Maker's Clubhouse Out-of-School-Time

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India Harris

OST Director

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Alexis Caudill

OST Assistant Manager

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Nika Hines

OST Administrator

The Maker's Clubhouse Early Learning Center

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Candice Harriott

ELC Director

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Ila Williams

ELC Lead Teacher

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Candice Ottenberg

ELC Lead Teacher

Oasis Foods (Everyday Cafe and Oasis Community Kitchen)

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Rondale Harper

Catering Chef & Kitchen Manager

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Jason Puryear

EDC Culinary & Cafe Manager

Own Our Own

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Stephan Davis

Own Our Own Director

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Kyya Pettiford

Own Our Own Administrator

Oasis Transporation

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Stephan Davis

OTC Director

CHAPEL

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Linda Kent, MSW

CHAPEL Director

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