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Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
Thelma Burchfiel, State Literacy Consultant
9712 Wariner Circle
OKC, OK  73162
405 522-6528

Community Literacy Centers

Community Literacy Centers is a place where adults learn to read in a safe, welcoming environment. For many adults, CLC provides a second chance at life and opens new doors of opportunity.

We provide free classroom instruction to more than 1,000 adults each year in reading, writing, and mathematics. We also provide individual tutoring for students needing additional support.

Becky O’Dell
5131 N. Classen Circle, Suite 204
OKC, OK 73118
405-608-0533 fax

El Centro De Oportunidades

El Centro de Oportunidades strives to improve the quality of life of families living in the area around Mount Saint Mary High School through education. Our focus is to provide English language training to Hispanic adults. We offer classes each semesters per school year: August to December and January to May.

Over 60% of our students are females for whom we offer childcare during class hours and approximately half of the students per session have returned for further instruction. Our goal is to help the Hispanic community increase their English proficiency and help our families break the cycle of poverty. In partnership with Catholic Charities, we also offer Citizenship training for qualifying students wanting to become U.S. Citizens.

Maria Osorio
2801 S. Shartel
OKC, OK 73109

Health Alliance for the Uninsured, Inc.

The Health Alliance for the Uninsured is a catalyst for improved health care services for those who otherwise would be unable to obtain them.

Our Friends and Neighbors are Uninsured – The Health Alliance for the Uninsured (HAU) strengthens the efforts of charitable clinics in Oklahoma County by increasing resources and initiating collaborative efforts to meet the health needs of low-income and uninsured persons. Many of those served have limited literacy, thus HAU supports clinic and community educational endeavors.

Pam S. Cross, MPH, Executive Director
313 NE 50th
Suite B
OKC, OK 73105

Literacy Link, Inc

Literacy Link provides one on one tutoring for adults only who are learning to read. The tutoring focuses on reading, comprehension and spelling. ESL tutoring is also available.

John Amicon
Located in the Midwest City Library
8143 E Reno
Midwest City, OK 73110

Metro Library System
The Metropolitan Library System facilitates the free flow of information and ideas by providing access to materials, services, and programs to Oklahoma County’s diverse community. The Metropolitan Library System is composed of 12 large, full-service libraries located conveniently throughout Oklahoma County, and five smaller extension libraries, four of which are located in the eastern part of the county in the cities of Harrah, Jones, Luther, and Nicoma Park.

Go to: to find a library near you.

Dana Morrow, Director of Outreach

OK Christian University Literacy Lunch Program

Literacy Lunches is a program for English as a second language learners. Volunteers from Oklahoma Christian University offer classes on campus and on work sites often during the lunch breaks. The program is the work of Assistant Professor of English Gail Nash.

Gail Nash
2501 E. Memorial
Edmond, OK 73136
405 425-5345

OKC Public Schools Even Start – PACT (Parents and Children Together)
Charlene Factory
3500 N. Lindsay
OKC, OK 73105

Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office — Oklahoma State Department of Libraries

Support organization for library and community-based adult literacy programs.

The mission of the Literacy Resource Office is to provide leadership, resources, training, and information to Oklahoma’s library and community-based literacy network.

Leslie Gelders
200 NE 18th St
OKC, OK 73105
405 522-3205

OIC of Oklahoma County

The mission of the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County, Inc. (OIC) is to empower individuals through Academic and Career education to become productive citizens in the community.

They offer ABE, GED, TANF literacy, Computer Software Applications, Life Skills, Career Education and Assessment (CEA), Drug Education and Prevention and Workforce Literacy classes.

Patricia Kelly
3033 North Walnut Bldg east
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Tel: (405) 253-2651

Payne Education Center

Founded in 1984 by Ann and John Henry, the mission of Payne Education Center of OKC is to TRAIN TEACHERS to prevent reading difficulties in children and to remediate dyslexia, while serving as a resource and referral center. Payne Education Center was founded to help the 1 in every 5 children who have the specific reading disability known as dyslexia by training teachers how to teach to all children Multisensory Alphabetic Phonics. Payne Education Center believes that ALL children have the right to learn to read, write and spell with competence.

Carrie Brown, Ph.D.
Executive Director
10404 Vineyard Boulevard, Suite A
OKC, OK 73120
405 755-4281 Fax

Rainbow Fleet Child Care and Resource and Referral

Rainbow Fleet’s mission is to provide innovative, educational child development programs and services that enhance the quality of life for children, their families and child care professionals.

Connecting children, parents and families with child care and quality child care consumer education.

Kim Quinn, Interim Director
3024 Paseo
NW 30th (between Walker and Shartel)
OKC, OK 73103-1021
405 521-1426
405 521-1472 Fax

Smart Start Central Oklahoma

We mobilize community-based collaborations to strengthen families through the creation or expansion of health, early care and education opportunities for young children and their families. Our vision is that Oklahoma County is a nurturing and supportive community for young children and their families so that children are healthy, safe, and eager to learn and ready to succeed when they enter school.

We support several programs and activities in our community, including “Smart Start in the Schools” (which includes parent resource rooms and parent-child activities in elementary schools), Early Birds (school readiness classes for parents and caregivers of birth to five-year-olds in which parents receive information, materials and resources to promote healthy development at home), Reach Out and Read (A family literacy program implemented by pediatricians during 6 month to five-year well-child visits. Pediatricians discuss the importance of reading with parents and also give the child a book to build a home library and encourage shared reading.), Read to Me packets (Given by hospitals to parents when a baby is born. The packet includes baby’s first book, a bib and other support materials.), Raising a Reader (Preschool classrooms around the city have sets of bags with children’s books. The bags go home with children each week, rotating from house to house, to encourage shared reading).

Stacy Dykstra, PhD
1444 NW 28th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
405 523-3599
405 231-0228 Fax


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