Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County, Inc.
3033 N Walnut Avenue, Bldg. East
Oklahoma City OK 73105
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
OIC
Mission Statement

The mission of OIC of Oklahoma County is to inspire and motivate adult learners through Academic and Career Education.

Annual Cap & Gown Graduation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6lw5A-MkrU&feature=youtu.be
Contact Information
Contact Name DesJean Jones
Contact email info@oicokc.org
Address 3033 N Walnut Avenue, Bldg. East
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone (405) 235-2651
Fax 405-235-2653
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card https://oicokc.org
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/oic/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
OIC welcomes tax-deductible donations as well as volunteer support, which typically includes one-on-one tutoring, classroom  sponsorships, student scholarships, and small group workshops.    To make a financial gift to OIC please mail a check or drop off a donation. Every gift and resource help us to carry forward our mission to move individuals and their families from a place of loss to one of prosperity.  
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $340,000.00
Projected Expenses $340,000.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
N/A
Year Founded 1966
IRS Ruling Year 1968
State Registration Expiration Feb 2019
Statements
Mission

The mission of OIC of Oklahoma County is to inspire and motivate adult learners through Academic and Career Education.

Background

The Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County (OIC) is an institution for adult learners that has been serving Oklahoma County since 1966 and maintains one of the most efficient programs in the state. With 85% of the GED/high school equivalency (HSE) learners passing their subject area tests on the first attempt and 95% of graduates either in school or working within a year after getting their GED, OIC exhibits a level of effectiveness unmatched by any other organization. A private, nonprofit organization, OIC’s mission is to inspire and motivate adult learners through Academic and Career Education. We follow the creed: “When success is your only option, there’s OIC!”

Our course loads include HSE preparation, literacy for low and non-readers, computer training to return adults to the workforce with marketable skills, and training of one-on-one volunteers to work with adult learners. Exit-2-Success, JUMP Academy, and Brain Train Academy, a computerized program designed to sharpen memory, improve neurological function, and increase mental absorption of information, are a few of the transitional programs OIC has developed that enable us to stretch or level of efficiency well beyond the classroom.

Impact

The Impact of OIC on Oklahoma:

OIC is an expert in providing bridge programs that help adults reconnect to the workforce through education and skills training.

Computer Skills Training

  • Real-world computer literacy
  • Microsoft Office Skills training (by workshop only)

Adult Basic Education

  • Improvement in reading, math, language 
  • TANF Literacy 
  • Conversational English for non-native residents
  • Introduction to Citizenship for non-resident immigrants
  • ASVAB Prep (quarterly workshop) for military entrance

Diploma Prep/GED

  • Daytime program 
  • Evening program 

OIC Bridges – online, virtual classrooms

  • Diploma Prep 24/7 (Summer 2018 launch)
  • Job readiness & Career Planning (Fall 2018 launch)

Literacy for low and non-reading adults

  • Volunteer training (quarterly)
  • One-on-one tutoring (day & evening available)

Learning mobility enhancement programs

  • Brain Train Academy (30 min sessions between Mon-Fri 9a-2p)
  • Exit2Success (career coaching & job placement) (by appt)

Needs
Part-time office help (volunteer); Presentation video and equipment; ipad apps; Tutors for Language, Mathematics, Reading, Science, etc; One-on-One tutoring volunteers; a volunteer to help with Technology Management.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
What sets OIC apart among the many adult educational choices in Oklahoma County is the following three things.
 
First, we offer all of our services at little to no cost to our students.  Courses are flexible, affordable, and comprehensive.
 
Second, we believe in educating the whole person by focusing on each person's unique learning style and current academic and technological skill sets.  We offer support in developing life management as well.  When needed, we contact outside agencies as well as provide in-house counseling to address personal challenges which might prevent learning from occurring.
 
Finally, OIC offers the PowerPath to Education and Employment learning system, which is an easy-to-use engagement, screening and intervention system built on over 35 years of evidence-based research. Our instructors are fully certified in its methodology, which focuses on brain-based learning.  We provide a full battery of assessments to personally individualize each learner's curriculum.  We are committed to developing a community of learners who support one another throughout the educational process. 
Board Chair Statement
My name is Grady Wood.  In May, 2018, I was elected to serve as Chairman of the Board for the OIC of Oklahoma County.   
Nelson Mandela said “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.  At OIC, we are in the business of education.  Through our many programs, we strive to offer education opportunities to the unemployed and underemployed in our community.  Through GED preparation classes, literacy courses and life skills training, we seek to offer low cost and no cost education opportunities to the community.  We recognize that our world and our community is changing and for us to thrive, we need unique and flexible educational options for our city!  
 
I have personally witnessed the amazing transformation of people when they add to their education and life skills and become employed or improve their job situation.  I have seen OIC students blossom and become excellent employees and members of our community.  Former OIC graduates and students work all around the OKC area and beyond, improving the places they work and the communities they live in.  Since 1966, OIC of Oklahoma has served more than 41,000 citizens! They live and work among all of us.
 
Please join us as we team up to give educational opportunities to those in our community! Volunteer or give now! Are you wondering if there is an OIC program for you? Call the OIC team at 405-235-2651 today.  Whether its getting your GED, finding a job, learning English, becoming a citizen, or preparing for college or military entrance exams, OIC has a class for you!!!
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma County
Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma County 
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Employment/Vocational Counseling/ Guidance/Testing
Tertiary Organizational Category Education/Adult Education
Programs
Description
OIC enables unemployed and underemployed adults who are ready and willing to achieve an education in preparation for the GED exam with little to no cost to our students. We help them prepare for a better quality of life by providing individualized instruction designed to meet their schedules and learning styles.
Strategy
Population Served Adults At-Risk Populations Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
By the end of our course of study, 85% of our students will pass the GED exam on the first attempt.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
In many corners of our community we find great concern about poverty and homelessness.  Many are worried about the crime rate.  Extensive community resources are often devoted to these concerns.  Unfortunately, in the majority of cases society is largely treating the symptoms.  OIC attacks the root cause of these ills by helping people gain job skills and employment.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Beginning with a comprehensive assessment at the time of enrollment, our students have a baseline of accomplishment upon which to build their academic skills.  Testing frequently in the core subjects, students are able not only to determine their progress, but plan for the next skill set to be mastered.  Our success is based on the strategies outlined in the PowerPath program, which is based on the student's involvement in designing, implementing and assessing academic progress.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
One of our most striking examples is recent graduate Elia Perez, who attempted to complete her GED at several other schools before she finally found OIC.  After working with our PowerPath certified instructors, Elia was able to build on her natural strengths, learned what to do to address academic deficits, and master academic material in record time.  When recently interviewed, Elia said her success at OIC was "because of the time the staff took to encourage and support my progress."  She had waited over 20 years to wear the cap and gown we had for her at our graduation ceremonies.
Description
Since 1966, the original mission of OIC Oklahoma County continues to resonate, especially in a challenged economy.  What could be more relevant to improving this financial downturn than helping people build their job skills by learning to read and write as well as perform necessary math computations?   
Strategy
Population Served Adults Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

Beginning with a comprehensive assessment at the time of enrollment, our students have a baseline of accomplishment upon which to build their academic skills. Testing frequently in the core subjects, students are able not only to determine their progress, but plan for the next skill set to be mastered. Our success is based on the strategies outlined in the PowerPath program, which is based on the student's involvement in designing, implementing and assessing academic progress.

Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.

Upon completion of the adult literacy classes, OIC students will be able to enter the GED program demonstrating a 90% participation rate and 75% completion rate.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
A grade level gain in one or more subjects in a three month period.  Other measures of success include reaching personal goals, changes in attitude and other modified behaviors.  Students with children enhance there parenting roles such as involvement with their schools. Students who were reluctant to participate in class are now asking for homework and taking on leadership roles.  Students volunteer to read out loud for the first time.
Description OIC offers one-on-one tutor and small group tutoring for individuals who are non-readers or have low reading, comprehension, and writing skills. Those interested in becoming a tutor are required to attend a 9 hour training in order to be matched with a learner as well as attend some form of continuing education offered on-line or in person. Learners are assessed prior to being matched with a tutor and all materials are supplied free of charge by OIC Literacy Services. Both tutor and learner agree to meet for one hour a week for at least one year. As of July 2013, OIC Literacy Services has served 89 learners through small group sessions or one-on-one tutoring.
Strategy
Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated At-Risk Populations Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
With each new word learned and retained, one more step toward reading literacy happens.  Word by word, sentence by sentence, day by day we build the bridge to gainful employment.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
Imagine being able to read and fill out a job application for the first time in your life without help.  Consider the empowerment that occurs for each of our students who masters the basic skills so many of us take for granted.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
We measure progress in very concrete ways:  by reading scores from assessments such as the WRAT; tutor observation, participant documentation; and coordinator scoring.
Description This class provides instruction in job search, resume preparation and job coaching to help identify which career is the right one for you, how to get and keep the job you want!
Strategy
Population Served Adults Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director DesJean Jones
Start Date Mar 2017
Email djones@oicokc.org
Experience
DesJean Jones brings to the nonprofit agency a background in organizational management, executive coaching, and a broad understanding of corporate operations. She received her formal education from Oklahoma State University and Langston University, while currently enrolled as a Master's Candidate with the University of Texas at Dallas.  DesJean is active throughtout Oklahoma City serving on the Boards of Director for Family Life Learning Centers (FLLC), Upward Transitions, IMPACT Coalition Association and GoGo Academy OKC.  She also serves actively with the Progressive Oklahoma Baptist State Convention (POBSC).
 
Retuning to OIC where she was formerly a Vocational Instructor for several years, DesJean has also worked as Operations Manager with Jordan Advertising.  She comments, "The 50-year legacy of OIC in adult education is unparalleled; our unique service model of academic excellence through community-building is key.  Moving forward, we will embrace a progressive vision to serve the adult citizens of Oklahoma." 
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Victoria DixonAccounting/MIS
DesJean JonesDeputy Director
Blair LanningVolunteer Coordinator
Christopher MyersGED/ABE Instructor
Loretta PayneMIS/Receptionist
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 3
Number of Part-time Staff 3
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 18
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Caucasian 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 5
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Oct 2008
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Board Chair
Name Mr. Grady Wood
Company Affiliation O.G.&E.
Term Oct 2016 to Jan 2020
Email woodmg@oge.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of June 01, 2018
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Olivia Alvarez State of OklahomaVoting
Christa Figgins Legal Aid Services of OklahomaVoting
Monique Jackson Arbormasters/SMC Utility ConstructionVoting
Joel Pendarvis Certified Public AccountantVoting
Kolin Tribble Northwestern MutualNonVoting
Kathy Winslow Just Between FriendsVoting
Grady Wood O.G.&E.Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 4
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 86 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2016-June 30, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $340,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $340,000
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Revenue$203,676$164,978$205,296
Total Expenses$406,637$380,826$347,986
Revenue Less Expenses($202,961)($215,848)($142,690)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Contributions$38,455$33,449$35,137
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
------
Government Contributions$1,000$5,500$2,500
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$1,000$5,500$2,500
Individual Contributions------
------
$143,096$112,808$155,142
Investment Income, Net of Losses$14,262$14,511$14,392
Unrealized Gain/Loss$6,863($6,406)($2,116)
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other--$6,116$241
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$380,074$356,272$320,354
Administration Expense$25,050$23,217$25,921
Fundraising Expense$1,513$1,337$1,711
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.500.430.59
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%94%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue151%24%68%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$701,069$901,885$1,126,865
Current Assets$99,775$295,088$470,468
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$11,031$8,886$18,017
Total Net Assets$690,038$892,999$1,108,848
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities9.0433.2126.11
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $143,096Earned Revenue $112,808Earned Revenue $155,142
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $38,455Contributions $33,449Contributions $35,137
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $14,262Investment Income $14,511Investment Income $14,392
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Goal $50,000
Campaign Dates Mar 2018 to June 2018
Amount Raised To Date 32870 as of June 2018
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
 
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Address 3033 N Walnut Avenue, Bldg. East
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Primary Phone 405 235-2651 16
Contact Email info@oicokc.org
Give with Credit Card https://oicokc.org
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/oic/
CEO/Executive Director DesJean Jones
Board Chair Mr. Grady Wood
Board Chair Company Affiliation O.G.&E.