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.

OIC Graduation
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 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 and small group teaching.    To make a financial gift to OIC please mail a check or drop off donations by the office. Whatever you can donate will help us carry forth our mission to bring new hope to Oklahoma County's under-served and under-employed adults.
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 2017
Statements
Mission

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

Background
Since 1966, OIC of Oklahoma County continues to resonate.  What could be more relevant in today's tough economic climate than helping under-served populations build their literacy skills and employability?  Consider the impact being employed makes for family, friends and every citizen in our community.  When our students achieve literacy and have marketable job skills, they are contributing to our economy and our collective quality of life thereby increasing the taxpayer base in Oklahoma.
Impact
During Fiscal Year 2014/2015 in addition to GED/Diploma Prep, OIC added:

HISET, TASC and COMPASS for out of school youth and adults who wish to prepare for their diploma.
 
During Fiscal Year 2014/2015 OIC added one new program:
 
1) Cognitive Systems, Inc.
Cognitive Systems,Inc. (CSI) has generously donated software specializing in cognitive rehabilitation for individuals who suffer from head trauma, learning disabilities and other brain challenges. Students are using the CSI lab to help their learning process.  Staff is trained on its usage and administration.  The software is an innovative Internetenabled technology that provides a clinical approach to regeneration or“rewiring’ of the neurological connection of the brain. For more information see http://cog-systems.com/.  

During 2014/2015 OIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board (COWIB).   The purpose of the MOU is to promote cooperative and mutually beneficial relations among the parties with respect to the operations of a training program for job seekers and students. This agreement is leading to two series of trainings which include: 

1) Not Your Average Resume Writing Class!
·  How to Create a Resume That Slips by Screening Software
·  How Job Board REALLY Work 
2) Career Resources
 
During Fiscal Year 2015/2016 OIC added one new program:
 
1) Exit2Success includes: 
  • TransitionPlanning: for exiting students who have completed their course of training, for whatever reason, are exiting their OIC program.
  • Resume Preparation: for students at any level who find themselves in need of a resume. 
  • Job Search Assistance: for students at any level who need assistance finding a job.
  • Career Planning: typically included with transition but may occur for students who are mid-training and making plans for their next steps; items such as financial aid or scholarship application, college or training enrollment that may have deadlines approaching requiring student to get started before their actual OIC completion date.    
During 2015/2016 OIC is developing the following workshops for the community:
 
Evening Computer Classes includes:
  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Introduction to Word & Powerpoint
  • Getting Cozy w/iPad, Tablet & Phablet
  • Cloud Storage
  • Introduction to Excel
  • Using Prezi Presentations
  • How to buy a good computer
  • Simple graphic design using Office products
  • Using iMovie
  • Appls you need to know
  • Social Media Introduction – beyond Facebook


 
 
 
 


 
 
 
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 Jerry Day and I am very excited to have been recently elected to serve as Board Chair at OIC OKC. I have served as a board member for 6 years and truly believe in the mission of OIC and our staff.  I have lived with my family here in Oklahoma City for 20 years and am so excited about what is happening in our city. I am the President of Arbormasters Tree Service which employs approximately 175 people in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.
 
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 hired OIC students who have turned out to be great employees and a valuable part of our company.  Former OIC graduates and students work all around the OKC area and beyond, improving the places they work and the communities they live in.
 
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? Give Victoria a call at 405-235-2651 today.  Whether its GED prep, literacy or life skills, we may have something for you!!!
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma County
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
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
With our current funding challenges, OIC has had to eliminate several critical staff positions including GED and Computer Skills instructors and our student counselor.  The remaining staff is working in two or three different capacities to address OIC's most pressing needs.  The challenge is great and the determination to weather this storm, even greater.  With your help we know we will be back to full staff very soon.
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
Kristi JenkinsTANF Literacy Instructor
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 Monique Jackson
Company Affiliation SMC/Arbormasters Utility Company
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2020
Email mjackson@arbormasters.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2016
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Olivia Alvarez State of Oklahoma
Jerry Day Voting
Christa Figgins Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
KaShaunda Hudson
Monique Jackson OK Fidelity BankVoting
Kathy Winslow Just Between Friends
Grady Wood OG&E
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 5
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Larry Hawkins
Richard Herschberger
Robert McCampbell
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
2016 Audit2016
2015 Audit2015
Audit2014
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2011
Audit2009
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 Year201620152014
Total Revenue$164,977$205,297$1,151,026
Total Expenses$380,826$347,986$365,360
Revenue Less Expenses($215,849)($142,689)$785,666
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 Year201620152014
Contributions------
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0--
Government Contributions$18,500$2,500$0
Federal$0$0--
State$0$0--
Local$0$0--
Unspecified$18,500$2,500--
Individual Contributions$20,449$35,137$34,890
$0$0--
$107,920$147,354$114,788
Investment Income, Net of Losses$14,511$14,392$14,512
Unrealized Gain/Loss($6,407)($2,116)$11,689
Membership Dues$0$0--
Special Events$10,004$8,030$4,666
Revenue In-Kind$0$0--
Other$0$9$970,481
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$356,273$320,354$305,307
Administration Expense$23,217$25,921$58,692
Fundraising Expense$1,337$1,711$1,362
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.430.593.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses94%92%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%4%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$901,884$1,126,865$1,265,560
Current Assets$306,404$500,729$654,704
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$8,886$18,017$14,023
Total Net Assets$892,998$1,108,848$1,251,537
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities34.4827.7946.69
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $107,920Earned Revenue $147,354Other $970,481
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $20,449Individuals $35,137Earned Revenue $114,788
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt-Unspecified $18,500Investment Income $14,392Individuals $34,890
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 2016 to Mar 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior fiscal year financial information is from audited financial statements.
 
Other Revenue in 2014 is due to sale of property
Address 3033 N Walnut Avenue, Bldg. East
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Primary Phone 405 235-2651 16
Contact Email info@oicokc.org
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/oic/
CEO/Executive Director DesJean Jones
Board Chair Monique Jackson
Board Chair Company Affiliation SMC/Arbormasters Utility Company