About Changing Oasis

Who we are:

Changing Oasis, Inc. is a non-profit with over 20 years of committed leadership with a track record in education and community development in inner city Chicago; specifically youth development and women’s empowerment. We equip individuals with an array of self-development workshops, including: career workshops, financial literacy, professional & personal development, and health & wellness workshops; with our substantive workshops our end goal of help individuals become more self-responsible and equip with skills to climb up the latter in society. Our motto is “Destination: A Better You.” We stand by our motto in all that we do.


What is COI?

Founder of Changing Oasis, Audrey Woodley, BS, MA, stresses personal
responsibility in finance management/budgeting, education, health and wellness, and leadership. Changing Oasis, Inc. participants are held accountable to their life goals through journaling,
positive mental attitude exercises, mentoring, life coaching, journaling, life skills, etc.
Audrey believes that whatever the dream; big or small, it can be achieved with the
fundamental knowledge that comes through education. Audrey encourages everyone
to build their success on an educational foundation, whether that is a high school
education, college degree or trade school training because she believes that knowledge
opens doors to more opportunities.

How does COI work?

Through research and some of our other community outreach
projects we discovered that many young adults in our community do not have the skills
necessary to be successful in school and career. This problem has so many negative
implications and impacts our community and society as a whole with such devastation
that we choose NOT to ignore it. We decided to give them a competitive edge through
our intense programming:

Programs & Services Offered

• Mentoring(5 Star Mentoring Progam)
• Breast Cancer Ambassador/Community Outreach
• Career & Job Development
• Entrepreneurship & Economic Development
• Job Readiness Training
• Computer Training & GEM( Girls In Math& Science)
• GED Tutoring(Math/Reading)
• Resume Writing Workshops

What is the impact of COI?

Changing Oasis, Inc. is a non-profit founded in 2009 by founder Audrey Woodley and a team of committed individuals with diverse backgrounds in finance, business development, social entrepreneurship, healthcare, grassroots organizing, women’s rights, and community development. To date, Changing Oasis, Inc. comprises of a team of 4 individuals working to better the economical, educational, and holistic health of Chicago’s women and youth.


Changing Oasis, Inc. is funded through generous sponsorship’s from organizations including: Senator Kimberly Lightford for Back 2 School Drive, Order Eastern Star Chapter 989, Loretta Hospital,  American Cancer Society, Macy’s, Jo Malone, Henri Bendel, and Nordstrom.  Our sponsors contribute to our legacy of charitable giving and empowering others to reach their personal goals. We’ve made tremendous impact through charitable causes including: Back to School Drives, Christmas Toy Drive, Clothing Drives, and well as “Warming Hearts,” a Gift-giving Drive that was selected to be listed as a volunteer organization during the U.S. President’s 2013 National Day of Service. 2016, our First Annual Beauty For A Cause, celebrating and honoring breast cancer survivors, and the Legacy of my mother Rita Woodley.


Changing Oasis, Inc. makes an impact and a lasting impression in the community. As our organization grows our impact grows.


Changing Oasis. Destination... A Better You!