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OIC Community-Based Approach to Literacy

By Staff | Oct 22, 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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How to Teach a Friend to Read

By Staff | Oct 19, 2018
Illiteracy is a life sentence.

American Idol superstar Fantasia Barrino shocked the nation back in 2005 when she revealed that despite winning the popular singing competition, she was functionally illiterate. Unfortunately, Fantasia’s illiteracy isn’t that hard to believe. America is home to more than 30 million adults without the basic literacy skills to read a newspaper, understand medical documents, or…

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12 Steps to Time Management

By Staff | Oct 9, 2018
efficient vs effective

1. Set goals. Make a list of specific attainable goals, both personal and professional, and set deadlines for reaching them. Review goals monthly       2. Make lists. Create a daily to-do list for your work style. Create a system to identify urgent, important, and “if there’s time” priorities items on the list. Start…

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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
bella needs a home

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
heart care community

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
bb king quote

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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