Education – Children/Adults – GED
BETHEL FOUNDATION USA405-286-3700 1-866-442-1431
13003 N. Western, OKC, OK 73114
- Obtain temporary housing to create a better home for your children. Complete classes to earn your GED. Prepare paperwork to get you accepted into college or vocational schools. Apply for financial aid, scholarships and grants to pay for your higher education expenses
- Look for employment and provide career advancement training
- Kids Rock Camp - June 21-25, and July 26-30, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Free ABE (Advanced Basic Education) and GED (General Education Degree) are available. Please call 405-231-2053
COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF OKLAHOMA CITY AND
319 S.W. 25th, OKC, OK 73109
Call for hours.
- Assistance with bus passes. Call with zip code for district office locations and details
- Oklahoma Rx Discount card
- For homeless only
- Assistance with eye exams, eyeglasses, and dentures
- Priority given to persons diligently seeking employment
- Head Start - Full and part-time day care and preschool services with emphasis on the areas of child development, health/safety, nutrition, mental health, disabilities, family partnerships, parent involvement and literacy. These programs advocate for a community that shares responsibility for the healthy development of children and families. Children 3 to 5 years of age are eligible for enrollment if their families meet the income guidelines. Special classes, (GED): Classes in general education are available free of charge at two district centers. You must be receiving DHS benefits to qualify
CROSSINGS COMMUNITY CENTER405-242-5530
10255 N. Pennsylvania Ave., OKC, OK 73120
Medical, dental, eye care, and counseling, The Club - mentoring, life skills, spiritual program for John Marshall Middle School students, Celebrate Recovery - a program to help adults heal from the hurts, habits and hang-ups in their lives - limited legal services. The Club - students who apply from John Marshall Middle School, clinic--low income without insurance. No cost.
EASTERN OKLAHOMA COUNTY
4601 N. Choctaw Rd., Choctaw, OK 73032
Provides lifelong career and technical training and personal development through quality programs, services and activities.
EMERSON ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION CENTER
715 N. Walker, OKC, OK 73102
Outreach programs for pregnant and female parenting students 6th - 12th grade, credit recovery for suspended students, students with special adjustment needs, students with chronic attendance problems, students who are medically unable to attend school, students in special facilities for psychological maladjustment or chemical dependency, grades 9 - 12.
12777 N. Rockwell, OKC, OK 73142
Provides lifelong career and technical training and personal development through quality programs, services and activities. Fee varies.
HEAD START COMMUNITY ACTION
AGENCY OF OKLAHOMA CITY AND OKLAHOMA/CANADIAN COUNTIES
319 S.W. 25th, OKC, OK 73109
Full and part-time day care and preschool services with emphasis on the areas of child development, health/safety, nutrition, mental health, disabilities, family partnerships, parent involvement and literacy. These programs advocate for a community that shares responsibility for the healthy development of children and families. Children 3 to 5 years of age are eligible for enrollment if their families meet the income guidelines. Special Classes (GED): Classes in general education are available free of charge at two district centers. You must be receiving DHS benefits to qualify.
420 S.W. 10th St., OKC, OK 73109
- Individual counseling
- Parenting groups
- Home visits for Spanish speaking clients
- Home based parenting skills training
- Services targeted at Latino population
- Free immunizations
- Hispanic women's clinic
- Free mammograms for women
- Nutrition class
- Mentoring program
- Provides information to the Latino community about services, opportunities, contacts, etc.
- Certified domestic violence and sexual assault program (OKC Metro)
- Lifelong career and technical training, and personal development through quality programs, services and activities
- Guidance and academic services, vocational education, career counseling, ESL and GED classes, financial assistance with cost of tuition, textbooks, transportation, and job search assistance. Eligibility varies by program
METRO TECHNOLOGY CENTER
1900 Springlake Dr., OKC, OK 73111
Provides lifelong career and technical training and personal development through quality programs, services and activities. Guidance and academic services, vocational education, career counseling, ESL and GED classes, financial assistance with cost of tuition, textbooks, transportation, job search assistance. Eligibility varies by program.
OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND EDUCATION405-682-7859
7777 S. May Ave., OKC, OK 73159
ABE & GED PREP classes provided.
OKLAHOMA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT SERVICES
900 N. Klein, OKC, OK 73118
After school tutoring, night school for juniors and seniors, career and higher ed. workshops, drug/alcohol prevention. Native American descent, reside in Oklahoma City school district.
2500 N.E. 63rd Str., OKC, OK 73111 www.oces.okstate.edu
Family and consumer science services, nutrition, health, parenting, co-parenting education, and gardening. No fee for Oklahoma County residents.
OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY AT OKC405-945-8627 Student Accessibility and Support 900 N. Portland Ave., OKC, OK 73107 GED 405-945-8691
For first generation college students, financially disadvantaged, and/or physically challenged.
- Academic advisement
- Career counseling
- Extensive tutorial assistance
- Financial aid information
- Cultural events/field trips
- Advocacy intervention
- Referrals to campus and community resources
- Workshops (stress management, note taking/study skills, career options, test anxiety, parenting skills, etc.)
PRESBYTERIAN URBAN MISSIONS
3737 N. Portland Ave., OKC, OK 73112
Food Pantry 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (provides two weeks of food per member of family)
- Emergency groceries for up to four days (gives about two weeks of food per member of family)
- Tutoring program for Kaiser Elementary students (there is currently a two-year waiting list)
- Need referral from DHS or proof of income, and proof of residency, first visit
- SPARK after-school program
REACH - OKLAHOMA STATE
900 N. Portland Ave., OKC, OK 73107 www.osuokc.edu/reach
REACH provides short-term educational and career skills training in various areas that qualify students to enter the workforce in professional positions. Courses are individualized to each students' educational plan. Students are given the opportunity to apply skills on the job through internships and work experience assignments. Professional development workshops and job search activities are an integral part of the students' learning experience. College credit is available for certificates and AAS degree programs as stated in the DHS employability plan.
ROSE STATE COLLEGE
6420 S.E. 15th St., Midwest City, OK 73110
Skills and needs assessment, job training, pre-employment training. Fee varies.
SALVATION ARMY CENTRAL OKLAHOMA405-246-1100 1001 N. Pennsylvania, OKC, OK 73107 www.salvationarmyokcac.org
- Emergency financial assistance for utilities (depends on availability of funds), Department of Human Services (DHS) - Call individual offices for information on assist, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), benefits to help low-income elderly and disabled persons with heating fuel and utility bills (gas and electric only)
- Transitional housing
- Emergency shelter for men
- Emergency family and women's shelter
- Red Shield Diner & Kitchen serves meals free to the community
- Senior program
- Boys and Girls Club program provides children with meals, homework assistance, character-building activities and recreation activities at the center, located at 2808 S.E. 44th and 201 S. Bickford in El Reno, 73036
- Serves Oklahoma, Canadian and Cleveland Counties
440 N.E. 7th St., OKC, OK 73105
Call for Information. Shiloh provides programs designed to promote learning, healing, and wholeness. Will reach inner city youth and families in a beautiful, natural environment. These programs will include education, training, outdoor athletics, recreation, and cultural activities.
SMART START OKLAHOMA405-429-4219 421 N.W. 13th St., OKC, OK 73103 www.smartstartok.org
A statewide early childhood initiative coalition to promote school readiness.
SUNBEAM FAMILY SERVICES405-528-7721 1100 N.W. 14th St., OKC, OK 73106 www.sunbeamfamilyservices.org
- Emergency and contract foster care for abused/neglected children
- Individual, marital, and family counseling for all ages based on sliding scale for those without insurance (insurance also accepted)
- Senior services (including senior companion program, foster grandparent program, and emergency senior shelter for those 55+)
- Infant/early childhood mental health
1501 N. Classen Blvd, OKC, OK 73106
TEEM (THE EDUCATION
AND EMPLOYMENT MINISTRY)
Only open to incarcerated individuals (non-violent felons). Faith-based, provides job training, including assistance in obtaining GED and learning job skills (such as computer skills). Also assists in job search. No charge for services. Must be 18 years or over.
UNITED URBAN INDIAN COUNCIL405-778-6805
7203 S. Western, OKC, OK 73139
Call for hours.
- Funded through the Department of Labor
- Vocational training provides training and job search assistance, through Workforce Innovations Opportunities Act
- Must live in Oklahoma County
- GED classes offered for individuals 18 and older
- Summer youth program for individuals age 14 – 24, that includes working in the summer
- Tuition assistance for higher education
URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER OKC
3900 N. Martin Luther King Ave., OKC, OK 73111
They only work with incarcerated individuals (non-violent felons). Faith-based, provides job training, including assistance in obtaining GED and learning job skills (such as computer skills). Also assists in job search. No charge for services. Must be 18 years or over.
923 N. Robinson, Ste. 320, OKC, OK 73102 www.whizkidsok.org
Improves the well-being of inner-city youth through academic tutoring, positive mentoring relationships and by communicating spiritual and moral values. Faith-based program for elementary age students at selected schools.
WIOA YOUTH PROGRAM405-713-2292
7401 N.E. 23rd St., OKC, OK 73141 www.cowib.org
The WIOA Youth Program is designed to help young people 16-24 years old to earn a high school diploma or equivalent and to become job ready and career oriented. The Youth Program provides employment and training services to economically disadvantaged youth possessing specific barriers to employment. The program focuses on comprehensive youth services consisting of 14 program elements which can be grouped around four major themes:
- Improving education achievement (including such elements as tutoring, study skills training and instruction leading to secondary school completion, dropout prevention strategies, and alternative secondary school offerings)
- Preparing for and succeeding in employment (including summer employment opportunities, paid and unpaid work experience, and occupational skills training)
- Supporting youth (including meeting supportive services needs and providing adult mentoring, follow up services, and comprehensive guidance and counseling)
- Offering services intended to develop the potential youth as citizens and leaders (including leadership development opportunities):
- Free career guidance
- Free information on college and technical schools
- Free financial aid guidance
- Free study skills development
- Free academic counseling