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Founded in 2016 Opportunity Calls Everyone Family Development Center (OCE) is SC & NC state-supported non-profit organization. We are dedicated to empowering youth and young adults with the social and emotional skills necessary for lifelong success and well-being. Our programs and summer camp foster resilience, confidence, emotional intelligence, character-building skills, teamwork, self-esteem, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

Denise Ladson Johnson- Founder/CEO 

Denise Ladson Johnson is a social worker, biblical counselor, summer camp/childcare consultant, grant reviewer, and teen confidence coach specializing in millennial personal development and leadership skills.

Denise was born in Charleston SC, she grew up on James Island. Denise experienced personal struggles and obstacles as a youth, teen, young adult, and adult, which allowed her to develop tools and strategies that would enable her to change her circumstances. Denise used the adversities she had overcome as guidance and motivation to inspire the upcoming generation.

Denise currently holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Benedict College and a Master's degree in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice University & Seminary. Denise found her place in teen and young adult development programming by creating her family development organization, Opportunity Calls Everyone Family Development Center (OCE). Denise is an ACRES coach (AFTERSCHOOL COACHING Reflective Educators in STEM).  

Denise is the wife of a supportive husband the mother of one surviving daughter (Maghony 2018) and three loving children. Denise is a proud member of the Charleston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Charleston Chapter Leader for Independent Women's Network. 

Founder Denise Testifying in front of Congress at Capitol Hill
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