OETA - May 15, 2016
Skills received by offenders behind bars opens doors to new opportunity outside the prison gates.
KOCO – January 18, 2016
Recently laid off oil and gas employees flocked to a metro job fair sponsored by Work Ready Oklahoma in hopes of finding a way to transfer their skills into a new industry.
NewsOK – January 15, 2016
The Bilingual Teacher Pipeline Project pays for paraprofessionals who work for the district to go to college to become certified teachers.
McAlester News-Capital – September 16, 2015
Seven offenders at the Oklahoma Community Correction Center (OCCC) recently were part of an inaugural graduate class from the Skills Center Mobile Welding Program. Their recent certification qualifies graduates for immediate employment in the welding industry.
NewsOK/The Oklahoman – September 15, 2015
It's a well-known statistic: Offenders who have a good job when they are released are less likely to get into trouble. Unfortunately, many offenders are incarcerated at a time in their lives when they don't have a good job, and don't have the skills to earn a sustainable wage.
NewsOK/The Oklahoman – May 22, 2015
It’s My Community Initiative is a nonprofit organization in Oklahoma City with a mission of developing and expanding efforts to strengthen communities by building strong, healthy families.
KFOR News Channel 4 – April 23, 2015
With a serious teacher shortage in Oklahoma, solutions are a top priority. One community based group that fights for workforce development has teamed up with the University of Central Oklahoma to get more educators in the classroom.
The Oklahoman – October 14, 2014
It’s My Community Initiative, which focuses on helping low-income kids in northeast Oklahoma City, got a $10 million grant for helping long-term unemployed workers.