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  • Family and Workforce Programs

    Agency: Oakridge Neighborhood Inc.

    ***Free Eye Clinic available on November 1 and 2, 2022, both days hours are 9 am-5 pm. Located at Oakridge's Community Center. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Oakridge Neighborhood at 515-244-7702.

    The Oakridge Family & Workforce Program plays an integral part in providing equitable access and opportunities for economic success for underserved clients. Programs include job readiness, assisting with job placement and developing skills to aid in job retention, ELL, citizenship, computer skills, resume writing, networking, cultural transition support groups and peer discussions, effective parenting, education and coaching to enhance and promote financial literacy and long-term self-sufficiency, and other skills necessary to compete in the modern workplace.

    The programs address the barriers impacting low income and refugee families and their ability to move along the self-sufficiency continuum. Barriers from employment discrimination, language barriers, poverty, family conflict, transportation, financial illiteracy, and much more. Programs and class offerings are designed to be flexible to fit individual needs, and include a “high touch” service model which is both culturally competent and language specific. 

    • Oakridge Neighborhood Services
      Main Phone: (515) 244-7702
      Fax: (515) 244-2604
      1401 Center Street
      Des Moines, IA 50314

    Agency: Oakridge Neighborhood Inc.

    Languages Available: English

    Fees: None

    Intake: Call for appointment or stop by for services

    Eligibility: Anyone in the Des Moines Metro area

    Documents Required: Call for details

    Hours: Office Hours 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Appointments are not required but preferred.

    Areas Served:
    • Des Moines, Dallas County
    • Des Moines, Polk County
    • Des Moines, Warren County

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