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John Sondag, president of AT&T Missouri, with Patricia Young at a class on job searching online at the Monsanto YMCA
John Sondag, president of AT&T Missouri, with Patricia Young at a class on job searching online at the Monsanto Family YMCA.
AT&T contribution expands technology training and workforce skills development


OASIS has received a $625,000 contribution from AT&T to support its
Connections technology training program in 2011-12. The contribution will expand workforce skills training for adults age 50+ in 18 cities; support national instructor training, e-learning and certification; and help people use technology effectively – both in their personal lives and on the job. 
 
The economic downturn and high unemployment have impacted millions of Americans, especially adults over 50. The “Connections at Work” curriculum focuses on skills people need to search and apply online for jobs, and basic workplace technology skills. Learn more.

 

 

Take charge of your life with Better Choices, Better Health™

Are you living with an ongoing health condition such as heart disease, diabetes or arthritis? OASIS offers a new resource to help you manage your health and get the support you need. Better Choices, Better Health™ is an online version of the internationally recognized Chronic Disease Self Management Program, developed and tested at Stanford University. OASIS is one of four organizations selected by the National Council on Aging to facilitate the program nationwide.  Learn more.

The online program is being offered at no charge through OASIS with support from Sam’s Club and the Giving Made Simple program.

Better Choices Better Health

 Sam's Club and OASIS


 
CATCH Healthy Habits ... the Video
Healthy habits are catching across the country! New cities in the CATCH Healthy Habits program are coming on board this fall and in early 2012, thanks to support from the WellPoint Foundation. Check out our new YouTube video featuring some of our wonderful volunteers to see how much fun they are having teaching kids good physical activity and eating habits.

Our thanks to the volunteers and the Boys and Girls Clubs in St. Louis and Lakewood, CA for their help to show CATCH Healthy Habits in action. 
Learn how you can get involved.
CATCH Healthy Habits video link


 

OASIS Tutoring Gets High Marks Again in 2011

Now in its 23rd  year, the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring program has engaged volunteers in helping more than 330,000 children learn to read and succeed in school. To ensure good outcomes for all, each year principals, teachers and tutors complete annual evaluations in the spring. The program gets high marks from both educators and volunteer tutors.

 

In their spring 2011 surveys, 95 percent of teachers noted improvement in students’ self-esteem and 93 percent saw improvement in the students’ attitude toward language arts. And, all of the principals surveyed plan to participate in the program in the 2011-12 school year!


See the latest evaluation results.

 

NEA features OASIS Tutor in "This Active Life"

NEA Story link

Angie Lucero, an OASIS tutor in Albuquerque, was featured on the cover of the National Education Association’s magazine, This Active Life.

“There are more kids in classrooms now, and they need so much individual help,” says Lucero, a retired teacher.

Learn about becoming an OASIS tutor.

 

Join the Friends of OASIS this Fall

Your donation to the Fall Friends Giving Campaign helps OASIS continue to provide quality programs and classes in your community.
Please donate now.



 

New National Tutoring Manager joins OASIS

Jeanne Foster was recently named as OASIS’ National Tutoring Manager, filling the position held by Jan Clover, who retired after 11 years in the position. More about Jeanne...

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