Oklahoma City metro-area briefs

Oklahoma City metro-area briefs for July 23.
Oklahoman Published: July 23, 2014


Grant will fund literacy programs

Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County has received a $14,500 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Fund to support adult literacy programs. With the funding, the center expects to increase its participation to about 120 students ages 16 and older in a program to further their academic achievements by at least one grade level per subject. Some are high school dropouts and others have a high school diploma but have not retained basic academics. Since its inception 21 years ago, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations. To learn more about the Opportunities Industrialization Center, go to www.oicofoklahomacounty.org or call 235-2651.

Humane Society receives donation

The Central Oklahoma Humane Society has received a $2,500 donation from the Purina Cat Chow Building Better Lives program that supports 50 cat-focused shelters nationwide. The donation will be used to support future cat adoptions and includes about $500 worth of Purina Cat Chow.