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Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is proud to announce that the office of Community Outreach and Education (COE) has received $321,087.83 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support its Adult Literacy and Education program.

Through this program, OCCC offers free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, free High School Equivalency (HSE/GED®) classes, and free Adult Literacy classes to community members.

“This grant is a huge step forward for our Adult Literacy and Education program,” said OCCC President, Dr. Mautra Staley Jones. “It allows us to continue providing vital education services to members of our community who may not have access to them otherwise.”

Director of Community Outreach and Education, Doralicia Sandoval, added, “We are grateful for the support of our community and government partners in making this funding a reality. With this investment, we can continue to help adults improve their literacy skills, move towards degree attainment, and achieve their educational goals.”

The Adult Literacy and Education program at OCCC is open to all community members, regardless of age or prior educational experience. Classes are held at various times and locations to accommodate different schedules and needs.

For more information about the Adult Literacy and Education program at OCCC, please contact the Community Outreach and Education office at 405-682-7859 or visit the OCCC website at

About Oklahoma City Community College

Celebrating 50 years of providing unique educational opportunities for students in 2022, Oklahoma City Community College serves students preparing for college, working toward a degree or certificate, or taking classes for personal enrichment. Approximately 17,000 students take courses offering college credit in more than 60 associate degree or certificate programs that lead to continued education at a four-year institution or entry into the workforce upon graduation. For more information, visit

About Community Outreach and Education

The office of Community Outreach and Education (COE) at Oklahoma City Community College provides short-term, non-credit courses designed to improve basic skills for adults and children. OCCC’s COE is dedicated to the belief that lifelong learning helps adults acquire the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead productive and satisfying lives. For more information, visit

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