September 5, 1970- Career Opportunity Development, Inc. (CODI) was founded by a group of concerned parents. While CODI began as a small storefront day program in Pleasantville, New Jersey, the organization has grown to provide comprehensive vocational and residential services.
1983- CODI re-locates to the Pembroke Building, 801 Atlantic Ave, in Egg Harbor City.
1990- CODI celebrated 20 years of service to Atlantic County. And, re-dedicates its Workshop and facility by honoring former NJ State Senator William Gormley for obtaining funding from the Atlantic City Casino Association to provide air conditioning for CODI's Outsource Center.
1992- CODI partnered with the Atlantic County Utilities Authority to provide employment opportunities for consumers to sort recyclables.
1996- Created Family Care Partnership – with CODI as lead agency partners with Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Institute for Human Development, and Spanish Community Center to provide services at Dr. Martin Luther King School in Atlantic City.
1997- CODI becomes the first agency to co-locate at Atlantic Cape May One-Stop Career Center in Atlantic City providing vocational services for individuals transitioning from Welfare to work.
2005- Began secure document destruction/shredding business.
2008- Initiated Maintenance program with a contract at the New Jersey Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing Division.
2009-Began printing program
2011- The Kessler Foundation donated an Auto-Detailing Trailer to establish CODI's Auto Detailing Business.
2020- Met Strategic Plan goal of purchasing five new residential properties in five years.