Oklahoma Center of Empowerment, Inc (OCoE) is an organization that is continually growing as we support our community needs. OCoE has built an inspiring vision to empower people’s lives. This vision will produce tangible results in your present. At OCoE we influence change by inspiring people to live and experience maximum potential. Our organization is an advocate for people with special needs, or homeless, low-and-moderate income (LMI) as well as our community’s returning Veterans and those released from incarceration. We support our Christian community in marriage counseling, performing weddings, funerals and other spiritual work based on your Christian need.
Started in the Sooner State, OCoE is located in historic downtown Tulsa, at 616 South Boston Ave, Suite 401, which is the original Chamber of Commerce for Tulsa, Oklahoma. The current location is close to where the under-served community needs us most.
Recently, OCoE has partnered with The Law Office of Harold L. Thompson to provide Legal Services. Additionally with our partnership with Achieve Career Institute (ACI), who has developed special programs for all individuals we serve to assist them in finding gainful employment and/or assist those individuals wanting Financial Literacy to build financial wealth or to start their own business. We empower all to become independent through personal and career development. These services assist our city by keeping our streets safe and in improving the quality of life for all.
Our organizational goals are designed to create a welcoming environment for people of less privileged identities, low-moderate income families, as well as underserved communities. By partnering with local schools in the inner city our organization will be able to further facilitate and demonstrate our commitment to our youth and low-moderate income families. By doing so we encompass a diverse group of young students representing a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds across Tulsa Oklahoma.
Our organization aims to build a culture where everyone, including all staff members and students, feel valued. Oftentimes a minority, specifically people of color, may go through their childhood and adolescence years without having more than one or two teachers of color. Our society has long realized we are better off when students see diversity in the ranks of teachers rather than taught by a monolithic group of educators. With a grant our organization will be able to directly affect the student’s learning environment by having a truly diverse staff.