Our Work

OCOPOS works to build the capacity of communities to identify and address their specific needs. Our team of experienced professionals employs a comprehensive approach to support equitable community outcomes.  While there is no one-size fits all framework, we do utilize a data- and evidence-based approach that leans heavily on our ongoing practice and that of our broader field. We also work to innovate solutions and apply our own unique, cutting edge models which we have developed and work to continually refine, incorporating lessons learned from our twenty-plus years of experience working with communities across the country.

Social and Racial Equity Assessment and Strategy

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Community Planning and Engagement

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Community Development

Community Gardening

Our Portfolio

Co-Creating Solutions with Communities

OCOPOS co-creates solutions with communities by utilizing a comprehensive evidence- and grassroots-based, resident-driven approach to community planning and community development. Our process fosters collaboration and innovation to ensure we not only understand the core needs of communities, but also help them develop and implement plans successfully.  Below is a partial list of completed community plans, neighborhoods, cities, and municipalities: 

Quad Communities Neighborhood Comprehensive Community Plan (QLP – Quality of Life Plan): Chicago, Illinois

Near North Neighborhood Comprehensive Community Plan (QLP): Chicago, Illinois

Back of the Yards Neighborhood Comprehensive Community Plan (QLP): Chicago, Illinois

Albany Park Neighborhood Comprehensive Community Plan (QLP): Chicago, Illinois

Auburn Gresham Neighborhood Comprehensive Community Plan (QLP): Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Southwest Neighborhood Comprehensive Community Plan (QLP): Chicago, Illinois

East Garfield Neighborhood Comprehensive Community Plan (QLP): Chicago, Illinois

Englewood Neighborhood Comprehensive Community Plan (QLP): Chicago, Illinois

Humbolt Park Neighborhood Comprehensive Community Plan (QLP): Chicago, Illinois

Little Village/South Lawndale Neighborhood Comprehensive Community Plan (QLP): Chicago, Illinois

Logan Square Neighborhood Comprehensive Community Plan (QLP): Chicago, Illinois

North Lawndale Neighborhood Comprehensive Community Plan (QLP): Chicago, Illinois

Pilsen/Lower West Side Neighborhood Comprehensive Community Plan (QLP): Chicago, Illinois

South Chicago Neighborhood Comprehensive Community Plan (QLP): Chicago, Illinois

Washington Park Neighborhood Comprehensive Community Plan (QLP): Chicago, Illinois

Baily Farms Popular Democracy Master Plan: New Castle, New York

East New York/Cypress Hills Neighborhood Comprehensive Community Plan: Brooklyn, NY

Added Value/Red Hook Farms Sustainability Center: Brooklyn, NY

Development of Regional Impact: Peekskill, NY

Development of Regional Impact: Watkins Glen, NY

Middletown Development of Regional Impact: Middletown and Glen Falls, NY

NYCHA Urban Farms, NYC Housing Authority, Howard Houses, Wagner Houses, Red Hook Houses: New York, NY

Burton Street Neighborhood Plan: Asheville, North Carolina

Dix Edge Area Study: Raleigh, North Carolina o Wake Forest Northeast Community Plan: Wake Forest, North Carolina

City of Raleigh - Community Engagement: Raleigh, North Carolina

City of Durham - Community Engagement: Durham, North Carolina

City of Asheville - Community Engagement: Asheville, North Carolina

City of Greensboro - Community Engagement: Greensboro, North Carolina

City of High Point - Community Engagement: High Point, North Carolina

City of Fayetteville - Community Engagement: Fayetteville, North Carolina

James City - Community Engagement: James City, North Carolina

City of Gainesville - Community Engagement: Gainesville, Florida

Town of Wake Forest - Community Engagement: Wake Forest, North Carolina

Town of Holly Springs Community Engagement: Holly Springs, North Carolina

RWJF/TRF Invest Health Cities (50, US)

*List includes work with and by our Partners

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