The Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream Learn 2 Earn middle school summer program recently took a field trip to Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Students toured the museum and viewed the Destination Solar System show, and enjoyed time seeing downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan.

Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream (OCC) is a multi-purpose, neighborhood resource center serving residents in southeast Carol Stream since 1986. Our goal is to help neighborhood residents work together to build a stronger community. Staff are professionally trained in education and human services, sharing a common commitment to minister to each person’s physical, social and spiritual needs. Services are available without preference to all people and, where fees apply, based on one’s ability to pay. The Learn 2 Earn summer program combines interactive academic courses, life skills training, community service work and recreational activities. Students are given an opportunity to earn a weekly stipend based on performance.