Work Activity Center Inc.
203 E Main St
Moore OK 73160
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement To provide a meaningful job experience for our clients, and an opportunity to make friends with other young intellectually disabled adults.
Contact Information
Contact Name Beverly Young
Contact email
Address 203 E Main St
Moore, OK 73160
Phone (405) 799-6911
Fax 405-793-0850
County Cleveland
Alternate Phone 405 659-2136
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  • Monetary Contributions (tax deductible)
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  • Planned Giving in partnership with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $262,882.00
Projected Expenses $252,565.00
History and Background
Supported Organization Work Activity Center, Inc.
Year Founded 1976
IRS Ruling Year 1978
State Registration Expiration July 2018
Mission To provide a meaningful job experience for our clients, and an opportunity to make friends with other young intellectually disabled adults.
Background On August 9, 1976, the Work Activity Center, Inc., opened its doors fulfilling the dreams of many intellectually disabled adults, parents, and educators in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area by providing a safe work environment as well as a social outlet for intellectually disabled young adults.

We started with five full-time and three part-time individuals who had intellectual disabilities along with two staff members.  We currently employ 24 young adults ranging from 21 - 58 years of age, and four staff personnel.

We do not receive state or federal funding, and are supported by contracts, private donations and grants.

We believe everyone needs an opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential.  We recognize that individuals are happier when they are productive and that everyone benefits by contributions through meaningful work.
 Accomplishments 2019:
1.  Bowling Tournament: $15,500 for programs and Capital Improvements
2.  Car Show  March, 2019: $1,500
3.  Hired two new clients with intellectual disabilities 
1.  Musical Fundraiser $7,000
2.  Donation Station Revenue -involve clients
1.  Shelving for storage purposes of contract supplies
2.  Tile for restrooms and kitchen areas
3.  9 x 12 foot Storage building
4.  Good used or new Forklift 
5.  New or used Van 
CEO/Executive Director Statement One thing I would like to emphasize about the work center is the fact that most of the young adults hired stay with us either until they retire,  or grow tired of working.  The average number of years is about 30, but we have one young woman who has been employed 42 years at the Center. Another one, 38 years.  A young man has been employed 30 years.   It isn't that they can't work elsewhere, but friendships are formed with their co-workers, contracts vary (which keeps them interested), and they receive a lot of love and care from their supervisors.  They get so excited learning a variety of tasks.   The clients have deadlines to meet, but they are not "stressed out" over it because we try to create an atmosphere of calmness as much as is possible. They also are honored in our "Around the Center" publication, and draw for a  gift when achieving their individual goals.
Board Chair Statement
Speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Work Activity Center, Inc., our main success has been the survival of the  Center  for  43 years. We have never shut down the Center even when finances were exhausted.
One of the challenges facing the organization is to continue to provide a Center like this when technology is eliminating many of the jobs they were doing. We know what the Center means to the parents. They have watched their young adults learn job skills, social skills, and develop lasting friendships.  They have gained a certain independence from their parents, and the big thrill of receiving a paycheck!  It is very gratifying for us to see the excitement on their faces when payday rolls around.
As a Board, we are actively involved in donating our time to bring in revenue, perform repairs around the facility, and we continue to work closely with the community of Moore to keep the Center operational. It is our plan to be involved in any and all fundraisers organized by the Executive Director,  the Parent's Auxiliary, and other organizations working on our behalf.
Though we do not have a family member of our own working at the Center, that hasn't, nor will it ever keep us from feeling very much a part of their lives.  It is an honor to be of service to the intellectually disabled. 
Another challenge facing the current Board is finding people interested in voluntary service. We need  individuals with a heart for the disabled.
Chris Phillips
President of the Board of Directors
Work Activity Center, Inc.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Cleveland County
Oklahoma City - South
Moore, Norman, Oklahoma City, Central Oklahoma
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Employment/Job Training
Tertiary Organizational Category Education/Special Education
We employ the developmentally disabled utilizing their individual skills to perform a variety of job functions required by our contracts with businesses in Oklahoma City, Moore and Norman. We are also a State Use Vendor through the legislative approved State Use Contract.
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Adults General/Unspecified
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
Change in attitude and a confidence in what they are able to produce that carries over to their everyday home life and their relationships.
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.
Individuals employed at the Work Activity Center, Inc. develop and build the skills to conduct various job performances that benefits them in their everyday life. Thirty-nine years of proven success.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Staff  observes and evaluates each employee based on their individual skills and challenges, and makes changes accordingly.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. One young lady with Autism was not very social; however, it did not interfere with her job performance. About 3 months later, she not only was more verbal and socializing with co-workers, but showing an interest at home in doing her chores, and preparing her lunch to take to work with her. That may not seem like much of an accomplishment to most, but it was to the mother who wrote a letter of praise and appreciation to our staff and board of directors. I think the success we see from our work program overall is the excitement of the clients at learning new contracts, completing it successfully, and receiving a paycheck as a result.
Disaster Programs
The Safety Director for the Work Activity Center has visited with all employees regarding tornado preparedness. All staff personnel have been assigned certain duties in the event of such a disaster, as well as our developmentally disabled employees. We have a Safe Room on the east side of the main work facility that is easily accessible with enough seating, blankets, water and tools (in the event the safe room door should jam). Drills are performed periodically. We are confident that our employees will be protected.  We keep our safe room unlocked and available to the residents nearby in case a storm springs up in the evening time, and they have to find shelter for their families. The safe room holds about 40 people standing up.
Population Served Families
Previous Disaster ExperienceHelpOrganization's previous experience during the immediate response, recovery or rebuilding phases following a disaster.
2012, 2013 Tornado's in Moore, Oklahoma
Responded by taking our clients to the safe room at our facility. Made sure family members knew they were protected
from the storm. 
Resources and/or Services Offered in Disaster Safe Room 
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments We continue to hire the developmentally disabled, but much needed work contracts are difficult to find.  It is our goal in 2019 to find a product we can produce at our facility, and sell to the public.  We have applied for a grant for seed money to develop our goal.  It will take time to locate a product, and market it, but we are determined to find something that will be an ongoing source of income and provide much needed work for our clients.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Beverly Young
Start Date Jan 2010
I have approximately 50 years experience in office management.
I have a 58-year old daughter who is intellectually disabled which has helped me in understanding the need for and the importance of the Work Activity Center, Inc. for Intellectually  disabled adults.
As Secretary of the Safety Division at United Petroleum Transports, Inc. and Oklahoma Tank lines, Inc., I was introduced to the importance of safety in the work place which is one of the top priorities at the Work Activity Center.
Having worked at the House of Representatives, and the Oklahoma State Senate, I'm able to communicate well with our Legislators regarding legislation affecting the disabled.
Senior Staff
Connie Jo GardnerAdministrative Assistant
Number of Full-time Staff 3
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 4
Staff Retention Rate 9
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Female 4
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 2
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2018
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Professional Recyclers, Inc.
Chamber of Commerce2010
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
We operate under a U.S. Department of labor (Wage & Hour) Certificate.  Expires 2/28/2021
Board Chair
Name Mr. Chris Phillips
Company Affiliation Chris's Express Pharmacy
Term Feb 2002 to Feb 2020
Email chrisphillips1010@yahoo,com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Feb 01, 2020
Board of Directors List
Mr. Bill GardnerCommunity Christian ChurchVoting
Mrs. Lori GrayParent RepresentativeVoting
Mr. Russell HollingsworthDillingham Insurance AgencyVoting
Mr. Gary JonesAudio Sound SytemsVoting
Mr. Mark McBrideMcBride Construction and Oklahoma House of RepesentativesVoting
Dr. Jon PainterOptomitristVoting
Mr. Chris PhillipsChris's Express PharmacyVoting
Mr. Earle L. Young Jr.Management Support Services, LLCVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 7
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 1
Board Term Lengths 0 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
One of the challenges facing our organization is in the area of contracts for the intellectually disabled to work on.  We are dedicated to finding contracts in Oklahoma County and Cleveland County -since most of our disabled workers live in Moore and Norman, OK.  
The opportunity to hire the disabled is on the increase.  Many young men and women -phasing out of the public school system's special education programs- are now seeking employment at our work center.  It is our plan to hire as many as we can based on contracts available and work space.                         Beverly Young, Exec. Dir.
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2018-June 30, 2019
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $262,882
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $252,565
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
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 Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$27,220$26,575
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$4,974$20,953--
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$149,701$179,495$180,339
Administration Expense$83,069$59,270$72,227
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.970.891.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses64%75%71%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$368,034$380,480$409,058
Current Assets$98,157$107,478$144,333
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities--$5,175$8,154
Total Net Assets$368,034$375,305$400,904
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--20.7717.70
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $124,732Earned Revenue $102,405Earned Revenue $129,630
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $95,793Contributions $68,225Contributions $114,177
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $4,974Investment Income $27,220Investment Income $26,575
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Dates Jan to July
Amount Raised To Date as of Sept
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
One challenge in particular is providing contracts for the developmentally disabled employees.  As economics changed, it quite naturally affected the availability of ongoing contracts for small businesses like ours. We continue to approach businesses in and around Moore, OK., for contracts requiring inserting, duplication of CD's/DVD's, assembly of products, packaging, sorting items, and labeling.  We are a State Use Vendor for the State of Oklahoma which requires filling orders, packaging and delivery.  This is one source of revenue for the Center, but if state agencies lack funding through the Oklahoma  Legislature, then it ceases to be a dependable source of revenue for operating expenses.
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior financial information is from IRS Form 990s.
Note:  For fiscal year ending 2017 & 2016 there was prior period adjustments in the amount of (-$5,637) and ($2,622) respectively as shown on page 12 of Form 990.  These amounts are reflected in "Other Revenue."
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Address 203 E Main St
Moore, OK 73160
Primary Phone 405 799-6911
Contact Email
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CEO/Executive Director Beverly Young
Board Chair Mr. Chris Phillips
Board Chair Company Affiliation Chris's Express Pharmacy