Posts by Laura T.

Become a U.S. Citizen

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Those interested in attaining citizenship will be able to attend a New Student Orientation in Oklahoma City.

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The Immigration Center at Western Oaks and the Immigrant Connection at May Avenue Wesleyan Church are announcing free English/Citizenship classes and free legal services to file N-400 applications.

Orientations will be held:

Immigrant Connection
May Avenue Wesleyan Church
5201 S. May, OKC
10 a.m. on Tuesdays, March 5, May 7, July 2, August 27, or October 22

Immigration Center
Western Oaks Church of the Nazarene
7901 NW 16th Street, OKC
9:00 AM on Saturdays, March 16, May 11, July 6, August 31, or October 26.

USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) has awarded a two-year grant of $225,000 to Oklahoma City University to prepare teachers of English as a Second Language (TESOL). These teachers will teach English and Civics to prospective citizens who already have their permanent resident cards. The classes will be taught for 8 weeks (two 2.5-hour sessions per week) at the Immigration Center at Western Oaks and at the Immigrant Connection at May Avenue Wesleyan Church. Students may choose which class they will attend.

For more information or to register for one of the New Student Orientations, call 405-684-3247 or 405-312-0155.

Learn About Resources Available to Caregivers & Seniors

Senior and caregiver

(SAPULPA, OK – February 6, 2019) Free workshop offered in Sapulpa on March 5

Join Creek County Literacy Program on Tuesday, March 5 at 1:00 PM for a free workshop entitled Learn About Resources Available to Caregivers & Seniors. Open to the public, this informative workshop will be held at Creek County Literacy Program, 15 North Poplar Street in Sapulpa.

During the workshop, Caregiver Program Coordinator Martha Rains, Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc., will share information about resources available to Caregivers and seniors in the Creek County area. “We will discuss the many resources that are available to caregivers and seniors – many of these are not widely known about, and many are no-cost,” shared Rains. “We will discuss how to access these resources and handouts will be available.”

Learn About Resources Available to Caregivers & Seniorsis a health literacy outreach project of Creek County Literacy Program, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, with funding provided by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

For more information or to register for this free workshop, please call 918-224-9647.

Immigration Help

Statue of Liberty in front of flag

The Immigration Center at Western Oaks and the Immigrant Connection at May Avenue Wesleyan Church are announcing free English/Citizenship classes and free legal services to file N-400 applications.

Those interested in attaining citizenship will be able to attend an orientation an orientation in Oklahoma City on January 8 or January 12.

 

Orientations will be held:

Immigrant Connection

May Avenue Wesleyan Church

5201 S. May, OKC

11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8th

 

Immigration Center

Western Oaks Church of the Nazarene

7901 NW 16th Street, OKC

9:30 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12

 

USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) has awarded a two-year grant of $225,000 to Oklahoma City University to prepare teachers of English as a Second Language (TESOL). These teachers will teach English and Civics to prospective citizens who already have their permanent resident cards. The classes will be taught for 8 weeks (two 2.5-hour sessions per week) at the Immigration Center at Western Oaks and at the Immigrant Connection at May Avenue Wesleyan Church. Students may choose which class they will attend. Classes begin the week of January 14.

For more information or to register for one of the orientations, call 405-684-3247 or 405-312-0155.

Learn About and Execute a Living Will

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woman watching man sign documentJoin Creek County Literacy Program on Tuesday, January 15 at 11:00 am for a free workshop on Living Wills, also known as Advance Directives for Health Care. Open to the public, this informative workshop will be held at Creek County Literacy Program, 15 North Poplar Street in Sapulpa.

The Oklahoma Advance Directive for Health Care is a form created by the Oklahoma Statutes that allows individuals to:

• instruct your attending physician whether or not you wish to be given life-sustaining treatments and artificially administered food and water and to give other medical directions that impact end of life,
• appoint a health care proxy (such as your spouse or adult child) to make whatever medical treatment decisions you could make if you were able,
• direct donation of all of some of your organs as anatomical gifts.

Oklahoma Statutory Advance Directive forms will be provided at no cost to workshop attendees who can execute them at the workshop if they wish.

The workshop will be led by John Lieber, who is an Oklahoma attorney and registered nurse.

Learn About and Execute a Living Will is a health literacy outreach project of Creek County Literacy Program, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, with funding provided by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For more information or to register for this free workshop, please call 918-224-9647.

For more information: Learn About and Execute a Living Will

AmazonSmile

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What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Oklahoma Literacy Coalition (OLC) every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Oklahoma Literacy Coalition.

 

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select OLC when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select Oklahoma Literacy Coalition to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to OLC.

 

Keynote Speaker: Monica Clarke

The Oklahoma Literacy Coalition is thrilled to announce that our Keynote Speaker this year will be dyslexia expert Monica Clarke.  After the keynote address, Breaking Down Barriers, Monica will be presenting on three different aspects of dyslexia: Dispelling the Myths, Identifying At-risk Students and Interventions that Work!

 

Grants & Support

Grant announcement


2019 OLC-TFCU Partnership Grants

Purpose

Grants are to be used to assist programs with literacy events or projects, provide continuing education, or to purchase new equipment or literacy materials.


2019 High School Equivalency Reimbursements

The Oklahoma Literacy Coalition is offering financial assistance to Oklahoma literacy adult learners who pass any qualified Oklahoma high school equivalency test.