Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

By Staff | Oct 9, 2018
Learning to be literate.

I wanted to remind you these scholarship opportunities are still available, and could prove to be very helpful for current and future college students: VFW Youth Scholarships https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships Deadline: October 31, 2018 – Opportunity ends soon! Win a $2500 Rover Scholarship https://www.rover.com/college-scholarship/ Deadline: May 1, 2019 Essay Contests for Ayn Rand’s Anthem, The Fountainhead, and…

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OIC classrooms act as a village

By Staff | Sep 27, 2018

The Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) is unlike any other Adult Literacy program in the State of Oklahoma because of our approach to Literacy. Since 1966, OIC has served Oklahoma City.  OIC’s Director of Curriculum, Chris Myers, provides a community-based approach when engaging learners in his classroom. The classroom is like a village where each program participant contributes to…

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September is Literacy Month

By Staff | Sep 7, 2018
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Reading is the key focus at OIC; students are encouraged to read books that interest them. We believe that reading is an investment rather than a one-time transaction. Reading is a critical component of learning and navigating messages that we see on a daily basis. Reading helps learners make connections, exchange information, seek careers, and…

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OIC In Action

By Staff | Aug 30, 2018
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OIC in action, is a program that takes students out of the classroom and into the community. Students learn about resources out there and get to lend a hand in service to our community. By volunteering and giving back students learn new skills that they can include in a personal resume or scholarship application. Maybe…

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OIC’s 30 Minute Resource Share

By Staff | Aug 22, 2018
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OIC offers students information and resources so that they can help themselves and their community.   Once a month OIC invites a representative from the community to share information about the community services they offer. Today we had a representative from Community Health Center of Oklahoma Inc. She delivered an enlightening presentation about the 100+…

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Seven Steps to Setting Goals

By Staff | Aug 17, 2018

1. Decide Think of something you want to do or work towards. It doesn’t matter what, as long as it’s something you want to do – ideally something you’re interested in or feel excited by. It should be something you want to do not something someone else wants you to do. It can be a…

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OIC’s Summer Graduates

By Staff | Aug 17, 2018
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Congratulations Blair and Kaitlyn!                 OIC wants to applaud the Academic achievements of two strong women this week. Our afternoon class graduate Kaitlyn Sackett and evening class graduate Blair Lovejoy. They both passed the high school equivalency test and got that Diploma!   “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one…

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Welcome Back to School Everyone!

By Staff | Aug 6, 2018
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OIC’s self-paced online GED program allows students access to customized learning tools and resources 24/7! OIC offers daytime and evening classes year round for adult students over the age of 16, who seek a High School degree. Diploma Prep 27/7 will allow students access to learning tools virtually from home or from a satellite location.…

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Ms. D’s Class Garden Poetry

By Staff | Jul 24, 2018

Garden Time By Miranda Breger Oh, how I love getting dirty The mud on my hands when I plant I feel so relaxed when we plant the garden today How pretty everything is going to be When yall grow and then we can eat you for all the nutrients healthy nourishment you will give us in…

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OIC’s Garden is Popping!

By Staff | Jul 19, 2018

OIC is in love with the bounty of summer! OIC early summer garden has provided fresh vegetables for healthy cooking demonstrations and enough food for students to take home to nourish their families. As the OKC heat index continues to rise OIC’s garden is popping off. Ripe sweet red tomatoes and cool crisp cucumbers are dancing…

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