Center for Employment Opportunities OKC | 500th Job Placement Celebration

Community Story | 500th Job Placement Celebration | Center for Employment Opportunities OKC

The Center for Employment Opportunities held a celebration on April 25th to commemorate their 500th permanent job placement of a program participant in OKC. The OKC celebration was hosted at the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, and featured two CEO participants as speakers, as well as Mayor David Holt , OKC Councilwoman Meg Salyer, and City Care, OKC CEO Adam Luck .Center for Employment Opportunities offers comprehensive employment services exclusively for people with criminal records. CEO’s model is based on a highly structured program of life skill education, short-term paid transitional employment, full-time job placement and post-placement services. Great job Pat Viklund and Trista Nunley for all that you do here in OKC with CEO, and thank you Davis Hudiburg as wel for taking the time for an interview!

Posted by OKC GOOD on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Center for Employment Opportunities held a celebration on April 25th to commemorate their 500th permanent job placement of a program participant in OKC.

The OKC celebration was hosted at the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, and featured two CEO participants as speakers, as well as Mayor David Holt , OKC Councilwoman Meg Salyer, and City Care, OKC CEO Adam Luck. 

Center for Employment Opportunities offers comprehensive employment services exclusively for people with criminal records. CEO’s model is based on a highly structured program of life skill education, short-term paid transitional employment, full-time job placement and post-placement services.

For more information, visit: ceoworks.org

Family Builders “Hope for Families” Luncheon 2018

Community Story | Family Builders "Hope for Families" Luncheon 2018

New community story video!Family Builders exists to break the cycle of child abuse and family violence in our community. They hosted their annual "Hope for Families" Luncheon on April 24th, 2018 at the Oklahoma History Center . This lunch is a time for the community to hear stories from, and connect with those who have benefited from Family Builders' numerous courses that help create healthier families.

Posted by OKC GOOD on Monday, April 30, 2018

Family Builders exists to break the cycle of child abuse and family violence in our community. They hosted their annual “Hope for Families” Luncheon on April 24th, 2018 at the Oklahoma History Center . This lunch is a time for the community to hear stories from, and connect with those who have benefited from Family Builders’ numerous courses that help create healthier families.

For more information, visit: familybuildersok.com

Stronger Together | Crossing the Bridge Conference 2018

Community Story | Crossing the Bridge Conference 2018

Stronger Together OKC hosted their third annual "Crossing the Bridge" Conference on April 20-21 at the OKC-County Health Department Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus – Nerhwc.The conference was aimed at intentionally pressing into the critical issues of systemic poverty, racial, and class divisions that are present in our city, and this short video give a bit of a glimpse into how the conference came to be, and what the United Voice Oklahoma initative is now doing through OKC's local media. (Thanks to Reese Black for doing 100% of the video shooting on this one, and thank you Clarence Hill Scotia Moore & John-Mark Hart for taking a few minutes for an interview)

Posted by OKC GOOD on Monday, April 30, 2018

Stronger Together OKC hosted their third annual “Crossing the Bridge” Conference on April 20-21 at the OKC-County Health Department Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus – Nerhwc.

The conference was aimed at intentionally pressing into the critical issues of systemic poverty, racial, and class divisions that are present in our city, and this short video give a bit of a glimpse into how the conference came to be, and what the United Voice Oklahoma initative is now doing through OKC’s local media.

(Thanks to Reese Black for doing 100% of the video shooting on this one, and thank you Clarence Hill, Scotia Moore & John-Mark Hart for taking a few minutes for an interview)

For more information, visit: strongertogetherokc.com

Rebuilding Together OKC | Rebuilding Day 2018

Community Story | Rebuilding Day 2018 at Akers Park | Rebuilding Together OKC

We're excited to share this story from Rebuilding Together OKC's Rebuilding Day 2018 event from this past Saturday!Around 800 volunteers worked on 13 homes & Victory Baptist Church in the Akers Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Neighborhood. We love capturing and sharing the awesome work that Rebuilding Together does in our community! There were so many great folks involved, and this video features the team from Church of the Servant, quick cameos from Mayor David Holt City Councilman John Pettis and volunteers from The Big Event at OU and Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. Special thanks to Reese Black for helping to shoot this video!

Posted by OKC GOOD on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

We’re excited to share this story from Rebuilding Together OKC‘s Rebuilding Day 2018 event!
Around 800 volunteers worked on 13 homes & Victory Baptist Church in the Akers Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Neighborhood. We love capturing and sharing the awesome work that Rebuilding Together does in our community!

There were so many great folks involved, and this video features the team from Church of the Servant, quick cameos from Mayor David Holt City Councilman John Pettis and volunteers from The Big Event at OU and Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. Special thanks to Reese Black for helping to shoot this video!

For more information, visit: rebuildingtogetherokc.org

Boys & Girls Club Walkout Day Camp at Santa Fe South

Community Story | Boys & Girls Club Walkout Day Camp at Santa Fe South

The Santa Fe South Elementary School – Penn Ave. location of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County has hosted an extended hours Day Camp at their site for more than two weeks now during the teacher walkout. This quick video shows a little bit of what they have been going over and above to offer for kids who are at of school. Santa Fe South Schools Saints Community

Posted by OKC GOOD on Monday, April 16, 2018

The Santa Fe South Elementary School – Penn Ave. location of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County has hosted an extended hours Day Camp at their site for more than two weeks now during the teacher walkout. This quick video shows a little bit of what they have been going over and above to offer for kids who are at of school. Santa Fe South Schools Saints Community

For more information, visit:bgcokc.org/

Walkout Day Camp Co-Hosted by ONE & OKC First Church of the Nazarene

Community Story | NW OKC Walkout Day Camp at Cole Community Center

ONE: Our Neighborhood Empowered, and Oklahoma City First Church of the Nazarene co-hosted a Walkout Day Camp for children in NW OKC at the Cole Community Center This quick video gives an overview of what kids in their area got to experience there during the walkout. Thanks Mike Laughlin & Lisa Sanders for making this story possible!

Posted by OKC GOOD on Friday, April 13, 2018

ONE: Our Neighborhood Empowered, and Oklahoma City First Church of the Nazarene co-hosted a Walkout Day Camp for children in NW OKC at the Cole Community Center This quick video gives an overview of what kids in their area got to experience there during the walkout. Thanks Mike Laughlin & Lisa Sanders for making this story possible!

For more information, visit: oneokc.org

OKC Parks & Rec Walkout Day Camp | Southern Oaks Rec Center

Community Story | OKC Parks & Rec Walkout Day Camp | Southern Oaks Recreation Center

The Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department department offered extended hours and free day camp activities across the metro at different locations during the OK Teacher Walkout. This short story highlights one of the days at the Southern Oaks Recreation Center

Posted by OKC GOOD on Friday, April 13, 2018

The Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department department offered extended hours and free day camp activities across the metro at different locations during the OK Teacher Walkout. This short story highlights one of the days at the Southern Oaks Recreation Center

For more information, visit: okc.gov/parks

 

Yukon Walkout Day Camp hosted by Covenant Community Church

Community Story | Yukon Walkout Day Camp at Covenant Community Chuch

Covenant Community Church in Yukon hosted a Walkout Day Camp for children in Yukon during the second week of the teacher walkout. This quick video highlights why they did it, and what they offered the kids who came.

Posted by OKC GOOD on Friday, April 13, 2018

Covenant Community Church in Yukon hosted a Walkout Day Camp for children in Yukon during the second week of the teacher walkout. This quick video highlights why they did it, and what they offered the kids who came.

For more information, visit: cccyukon.org

Whiz Kids | Seeds of Hope 2018

Whiz Kids Oklahoma , a tutoring project of City Care, OKC hosted their annual Seeds of Hope volunteer appreciation fundraiser on March 29th at the State Fairgrounds. Whiz Kids partners close to 1,500 volunteer tutors with public school students all over the city.

On this evening, they recognized and honored all those who have given time to the children of our city through Whiz Kids.

For more information, visit: whizkidsokc.org

ReMerge | 2018 Graduation Celebration

ReMerge is an alternative to prison for mothers and pregnant women who are facing charges for nonviolent crimes in Oklahoma County. Instead of being sentenced to prison, women enter the program and receive substance abuse treatment, counseling, housing, job training and – most importantly – they reunite with their children and become productive citizens in our community.

On March 1st, 2018. ReMerge held their 13th graduation celebration, with 15 women graduating from the program.

For more information, visit: remergeok.org

City Center | New Athletic Court Dedication

 

On February  12th, 2018 City Center celebrated the dedication of their two new athletic courts at the community center’s campus. The basketball and futsal courts came together as a collaboration between City Center, the Team Griffin Foundation, Fields and Futures, Energy FC U.S. Soccer Foundation , the NBA Players Association Foundation and many many other donors and individuals.

Here at OKC GOOD, we have been documenting progress on this court for almost 3 months, and it’s so exciting to see it officially opened and celebrated!

For more information, visit: okcity.center

Science Museum Oklahoma | Star Wars Overnight 2017

 

The Force is strong in OKC!

Science Museum Oklahoma hosted an Star Wars overnight on Friday Dec 8th, 2017 , and with the help of costumed members of JediOKC, the event was straight out of “A Galaxy Far, Far Away!” Throughout the evening, museum staff presented hands-on exhibits illustrating some of the real scientific ideas behind the Star Wars universe we all know and love.

For more information, visit: sciencemuseumoklahoma.org

OKC Police Athletic League | Shop with a Cop 2017

Community Story | Shop with a Cop 2017 | OKC Police Athletic L…

The Oklahoma City Police Athletic League hosted their annual "Shop with a Cop" on Friday, Dec 8th, at the Target Store Oklahoma-City-North. 6th Grade students from Oklahoma City Public Schools received $100 to shop for their family members and themselves alongside an Oklahoma City Police Department officer.Take a few minutes to watch the video and share! If you like stories like this, please like our page for more!

Posted by OKC GOOD on Monday, December 11, 2017

The Oklahoma City Police Athletic League hosted their annual “Shop with a Cop” on Friday, Dec 8th, at the Target store on North May in OKC. Sixth grade students from Oklahoma City Public Schools received $100 to shop for their family members and themselves alongside an Oklahoma City Police Department officer.

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For more information, visit: okcpal.org

Healthy Living OKC | Diabetes Awareness Day

Healthy Living OKC, the nonprofit that runs the  NW OKC MAPS 3 Health & Wellness Center, hosted a free community event called “Diabetes Awareness Day” on November 7th, 2017 to help educate the community about health resources available at their center and around OKC.

For more information, visit: healthylivingokc.com

Little Light Christian School | New Campus Opening & Dedication

 

On October 7th, Little Light Christian School celebrated the opening of their huge new campus near NE 36th & MLK. Through a tremendous gift from the Jasco Giving Hope Foundation, the school was able to expand into a location with plenty of room to grow.

At Little Light Christian School  helps Kids of Incarcerated Parents by:

  • Giving them hope
  • Providing a safe place, food, transportation, school supplies and clothes
  • Giving them access to a private Christian school education at no cost to their families
  • Connecting KIP’s to mentors and resources in the faith based community

For more information, visit: littlelightschool.org

Luggage with Love | SOAR : Touch a Plane Event

Luggage with Love hosted SOAR, their annual free community celebration event on September 30th, 2017. It was a Touch a Plane event with food trucks, a DJ, face painting, bounce houses, as well as raffles!

Luggage with Love (LwL) endeavors to assist the foster child’s transition to the placement family by providing needed support, clothing and hygiene items soon after a child has been placed in a new home. Most children who are placed in foster care come to the foster home with nothing except what they are wearing. Add to that, families who care for foster children often have very little support.

LwL was founded with the sole purpose of showing love and alleviating the stress and turmoil that can be part of the first night in a new foster home. LwL provides the support during the transition phase to demonstrate love and provide peace when it is needed most. In most cases, on the same day the request is received, LwL delivers a piece of luggage, containing clothing and other supplies to each newly placed foster child.

For more information, visit: luggagewithlove.org

Rally for NW Classen | Pack the Stands | Football 2017

The Rally for Northwest Classen community coalition hosted another “Pack the Stands” event for the NW Classen home football opener. A free community tailgate proceeded the game. The coalition’s focus is to rally the community around NW Classen students, and develop relationships that lead to mentoring

For more information, visit: rally4schools.com