Math for Service is dedicated to providing opportunities in all areas, one of them being math. OC Math Circle aims to better the education of youths all throughout Orange County through mathematical education of the underprivileged and underserved. Look below to learn more about OCMC's many departments.
OCMC is home to the Elementary School Math Club (grades 4-6), Middle School Math Club (grades 6-8), Santa Ana Math Club (grades 4-8), and Math Team (high school).
Every year, OCMC organizes the Thanksgiving Tournament, New Years Invitational, and All Girls Math Tournament, free to all participants. OCMC also offers AMC 8, 10/12 A, and 10/12 B, as well as AIME I.
OCMC's Problem Writing Committee writes creative and original problems for all three tournaments. These questions challenge students of all ages to test their understanding and knowledge of math.
The OCMC Problem Book contains over 500 problems & solutions and was written by volunteers from the Problem Writing Committee. Hundreds of copies have been sold, in the US and even Europe.
Math for Service also strives to promote learning in the science and engineering fields. OC Coder and OC Science are organizations that aim to accomplish this goal.
OC Coder's mission is to share their love of computer science with the community. They offer programming classes for elementary/middle and high schoolers. OC Coder organizes the Summer Scratch Sessions and Summer USACO Training Sessions.
OC Coder's community service department helps seniors gain access to modern technology. Volunteers work with seniors at local senior centers and help them with technological skills. OC Coder also organizes special events like the Hour of Code.
OC Science's mission is to inspire and spread interest in science & engineering among youth. They offer Science Discovery Workshops which introduce elementary and middle schoolers to the scientific method through fun and educational hands-on experiments.
OC Science organizes many informative and educational events, such as research showcases and events during the Orange County Science and Engineering Week. Volunteers contribute in planning these events and making sure they run smoothly.
Along with math and science, humanities is another area that Math for Service aims to provide more opportunities in for the youth community. OC Scholar is an online, student-run newspaper that aims to promote academic awareness throughout the Orange County area. OC Arts has the mission of "Arts for Help" and "Help for Arts".
OC Scholar serves as a news source highlighting local students' achievements in all areas: the arts, humanities, public speaking, math, and science.
OC Scholar also provides an opportunity for high school students to gain experience in journalism. The staff develops team building, communication, and responisbility.
OC Arts hopes to continue aiding victims of disasters from all over the world and helping students realize the importance of arts through benefit concerts and other outreach events.
OC Arts strives to spread all aspects of arts to the community and to help students realize their artistic potential. OC Arts showcases students' artistic abilities through their events.