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OIC Unveils New Language & Citizenship Classes

By Rebekah Silverstein | Jun 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County Inc. (OIC) is announcing three new classes in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and Oklahoma City University:  Conversational English & Introduction to Citizenship and Coffee Chat Tuesdays. All classes are held at the OIC, 3033 North Walnut Street Building East in Oklahoma City, just north of the State…

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OIC Graduation and Bedlam BAR-B-Q Luncheon!

By Rebekah Silverstein | Apr 27, 2018 | Comments Off on OIC Graduation and Bedlam BAR-B-Q Luncheon!
Ms. D and Mr. Chris

What a beautiful spring day for a patio luncheon. We are so thankful to our hosts at Bedlam BAR-B-Q who graciously donated lunch to honor our 2018 OIC Graduates.   It takes hard work, dedication, and literally thousands of hours for adult learners to reach their life goals and graduate. This reality combined with the…

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OU Big Event

By Rebekah Silverstein | Apr 20, 2018 | Comments Off on OU Big Event

This weekend volunteers from The University of Oklahoma showed up big time!   The OU Inter-varsity Latino Fellowship volunteers worked really hard; painting parking lot stripes, preparing new garden areas and doing general spring cleaning tasks. OU WE LOVE YOU!   Not only did we get some much-needed help around the school, but OIC also…

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OIC supports OKC Teachers!

By Rebekah Silverstein | Apr 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

OIC Walked down to the capitol to show support for education and teachers! Our walk was relatively short, compared to a number of schools who participated in the statewide walkout, some schools walked from Tulsa, OK. to stand by OK. teachers. Ms. Deveryle’s class discussed the word “advocacy” in their weekly vocabulary lesson during the daytime GED…

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Teacher Pay and the Bigger Picture

By DesJean Jones | Apr 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Teacher Pay and the Bigger Picture

Today, as teachers throughout Oklahoma march on the State Capital, the debate continues as to whether or not teacher pay should be increased…how much is enough versus more than enough…and what about the children–aren’t the teachers concerned about this children missing school?? As an educator, I am confused by those who would resist and argue…

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TOP Ladies of Distinction Inc. Annual Spring Clothing Closet is open to shop!

By Rebekah Silverstein | Mar 28, 2018 | 1 Comment
clothing closet

TOP Ladies of Distinction Inc. (TLOD) is a professional humanitarian organization, they have a chapter located in Oklahoma City. I was fortunate to speak with our local chapter president, Lady Anne Allen about the inspiring work that TOP ladies do for our community. Mrs. Allen has been a Top Lady for 10 years and has…

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Spring Awakening OIC Welcomes New Teachers

By Rebekah Silverstein | Mar 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

Spring is all about rebirth, regrowth, and new beginnings. Spring is a season of change, and just like the tulips and daffodils are waking from the long winter, the OIC’s family welcomes new teachers and courses. We are grateful for the innovation and hope that our new teachers will create at the OIC. Will you…

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Is It Really Garden Time? Already??

By Blair L | Mar 16, 2018 | Comments Off on 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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Read All About It!

By Rebekah Silverstein | Mar 12, 2018 | 1 Comment

  Oklahoma City, OK – Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County, Inc. (OIC) has been inspiring and motivating adult learners for 51 years. Development staff and the Board of Directors have planned an annual Gala to support OIC’s adult education programs. The date of the Gala is set for March 29, 2018, at 6:30 pm,…

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OIC’s Spring Fundraiser Launch Today!

By Rebekah Silverstein | Mar 1, 2018 | Comments Off on OIC’s Spring Fundraiser Launch Today!

March is for Fundraising! OIC launched our Spring 2018 fundraising campaign today & we are excited about new courses and workshops this month! OIC would not exist without our generous and dedicated donors – YOU! We are planning a beautiful Gala with a special keynote address by motivational speaker and community advocate, Lee Roland. The…

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