OIC of Oklahoma County

Posts by Blair L

OIC Is Still Here!

One year ago, OIC was faced with closing its doors. We were out of money, struggling to breathe, with a committed but small staff of 6 doing the often unappreciated work of changing lives through education and training. One consultant group said, “OIC needs to close the doors, maybe consider consolidating with another nonprofit. You…

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Is It Really Garden Time? Already??

It is hard to believe that it is time to prepare the Student Community Garden.  Actually, our resident garden “Angel” volunteer, says that we are starting a bit late, oops! We had a big donation of alpaca manure, which staff and students added to the garden.  We want to thank our AmeriCorps Vista Member Rebekah…

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Gearing Up for Our Spring Garden

We had so much fun working in the garden last year! We learned so many lessons too. We are looking forward to the spring so we can get our hands dirty. And we have a little cleaning up and planning to do. Sure, we will be planting the usual tomatoes, squash and okra. But, we…

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Fall Tutor Training

Volunteer Reading Tutor

OIC announces Fall Tutor training beginning the three-part training on August 19, 2017.  Training is for those who want to be trained to work with non- and low-level adult readers, or help those who want to improve their English language skills. According to the United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, “Literacy is the ability…

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OIC Offers Fall Tutor Training – Help An Adult Learn to Read

OIC announces Fall Tutor training beginning the three-part training on August 19, 2017.  Training is for those who want to be trained to work with non- and low-level adult readers, or help those who want to improve their English language skills. According to the United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, “Literacy is the ability…

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A Testimony from Family

July 20, 2017 Dear Ms. Jones, My sister, Mrs. Linda Fisher St. Onge, who lives in Okla. City, told me about your reunion, and I have since read all about it on your website. I worked for O.I.C. in 1969 and 1970 when it was downtown. I have always been proud of the work O.I.C. has…

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Garden Project

As part of OIC’s Healthy Literacy Program, a student community garden has been planted.  Students are learning the basics of growing their own vegetables and herbs.

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OIC Reunion

July 22 OIC Family Reunion 7:30 pm Taft Stadium,  2501 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 Oklahoma City, OK Calling all past and present students/alumni, staff, board members, volunteers, and families to join in on the fun as we introduce a new generation of OIC excellence and celebrate 51 years of OIC history.  Join us…

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OIC Begins Evening GED Prep and The ACT Prep 

Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County, Inc. (OIC) is pleased to offer several new learning opportunities to the Oklahoma City metro area.  Executive Director DesJean Jones states, “We are thrilled to offer the local community these classes. OIC is located in central Oklahoma City, near the State Capitol for easy access from all areas of…

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