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Northeast OKC Paid Work Experience Program

It's My Community Initiative

Award Date: October 4, 2023
Awarded: $600,000

It’s My Community Initiative uses research-informed strategies to strengthen communities by building strong, healthy families, and is part of the Work Ready Oklahoma (WRO) collaborative. This collaborative is a fully developed strategy and team for engaging, equipping, and employing low-income individuals in the Oklahoma City area. WRO is continuing to build a direct pipeline and service system for low-income adults seeking training and employment opportunities. This funding will create a paid work experience program for residents of Northeast OKC. The program supports individuals 18 or older interested in finding long-term employment and career opportunities. The program's goal is to help participants explore employment options they would not otherwise have access to and help those who face employment barriers develop a work history with reputable employers in OKC.