Dale Rogers Training Center, Inc. supports people with disabilities through paid vocational training, in-house programs and work opportunities, as well as competitive community employment.
Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS), Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS), and United Way
The goal for the Service Work Projects is to provide the support, training and services necessary for people with severe disabilities to overcome their barriers to obtaining and maintaining employment in the community. This program has a record of substantial success including people with severe disabilities being hired as entry level janitors and then being promoted to full supervisor positions. Many employees at the Service Work Projects have obtained civilian jobs at Tinker Air Force Base. Employees purchase cars, rent apartments, buy homes and build savings because of their employment in this program.
Wages and insurance are very lucrative at Tinker Air Force Base, GSA and FAA.
Connie McGoodwin ran a nationally accredited agency in Dallas, Texas before coming to Oklahoma City as the Executive Director of DRTC in 1981. A speech pathologist with a Master’s degree in Education, McGoodwin taught and lectured in Brooklyn, New York and New South Wales, Australia and is certified in all areas of Special Education. She was the Regional Governor and an international Board Member for Civitan International. She is past president of the Oklahoma Association of Provider Agencies and an alumna of Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Oklahoma City. She served for 10 years on the original MAPS Committee. A few of her awards include a 30 year Achievement Award from the Mayor, inclusion in the Journal Record Circle of Excellence, Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year, and she was also a 2014 Honoree for the Journal Record's Most Admired CEO, and most recently a Hall of Honor Award from the NW OKC Chamber. She and her husband Jim have a son, Colin, who has a Bachelor's from the University of Oklahoma in Microbiology. He now has a Master's from Georgetown in Washington D.C. and is a Public Health Policy Officer for Infectious Disease Soc. in America. They also have two retrievers named Godiva and Brulé.
The Human Rights Board (listed under Additional Boards: Other Board Members) only handles topics related to any issues or rights of the population we serve. The full board approves policies, oversites all fiscal operations, grounds & building issues, strategic planning, programs, staffing issues, etc.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
United Way of Central Oklahoma creates lasting changes in people's lives right here in our community. No longer just a fundraising organization, today United Way is on the front lines of some of our community's most pressing problems through the work of 60 agencies.
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