OIC of Oklahoma County

Programs

OIC Welcomes New Staff!

We want to introduce our newest addition to our OIC family. Please welcome Enrique (Henry) Ortiz our new English as a Second Language Instructor. He teaches our Conversational English and Citizenship course. Henry’s class is open to the community on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Anyone and all are welcome to join in…

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OIC Community-Based Approach to Literacy

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

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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September is Literacy Month

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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

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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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Seven Steps to Setting Goals

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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Learn Spanish this summer at OIC

Conversational Spanish Class Flyer

Conversational Spanish is the latest addition to OIC’s line up language programming for the summer of 2018. Conversational Spanish is offered in partnership with the Metro Technology Centers and Mt. Triumph Baptist Church. This 10-week Spanish language course is held at the OIC, 3033 North Walnut Street, Building East in Oklahoma City, just north of…

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OIC Unveils New Language & Citizenship Classes

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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