Oklahoma City

501 N. Walker Avenue, Suite 160
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 588-8200
Hours: Monday to Friday, from 8:30AM to 4:30PM

The Center for Employment Opportunities came to Oklahoma City in 2013 and continues to be the only program in the area that provides participants with immediate access to transitional employment, daily pay, and comprehensive employment services. Oklahoma’s particularly high incarceration rate creates more of a necessity for CEO’s services as individuals face tremendous challenges when re-entering the labor market. CEO is strategically located right down the street from the Embark Transit Station at 501 N. Walker Avenue, Suite 160, Oklahoma City, OK 73102.

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Aug 11, 2023   |  By Emily Montgomery

With new position, Mattie leads in helping others succeed

Mattie L. is a program delivery associate at CEO Oklahoma City who helps people in the same situation she was in just a year ago. After being incarcerated, Mattie was most worried about having a career again where she could help people. She previously worked as a nurse and home ...

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Jun 28, 2022   |  By Emily Montgomery

Venitra finds both a career and self-confidence with reentry support

Venitra loves her job as a picker at a warehouse in Oklahoma City, OK. She gets excellent benefits and uses the forklift skills she trained for. However, there was a long period when she was fearful about finding a good position. She was incarcerated during the pandemic and was unsure ...

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Jan 24, 2022   |  By Eric Borsuk

SNAP Benefits offered me the security to focus on my future

“For individuals returning from incarceration,” Christopher says, “financial support is needed immediately. Without my SNAP benefits, I hate to imagine what life would have been like for me coming home. I never want to be in that position of desperation.” Because of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), rather than ...

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Nov 15, 2019   |  By News 9

Oklahoma's First Lady Welcomes Commuted Workers To Centennial House

It’s been 10 days since Oklahoma’s historic commutation. Nearly 500 inmates were released from the Oklahoma DOC. With a record, many formerly incarcerated individuals knew it would be hard to find work. But some of those who found the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), landed in the governor’s backyard.

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Sep 26, 2019   |  By NON DOC

‘It’s hard coming out of the penitentiary’: CEO offers new opportunities

As a regular routine, Sky Easley gets up at 5:50 a.m., brushes his hair and teeth, eats a block of cheese for breakfast and hops on his bike for a 19-minute ride to a “work crew” meeting at Northwest 4th Street and North Walker Avenue. Easley, 23, and other individuals ...

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Aug 07, 2019   |  By Velocity OKC


With its larger space, the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is planning to expand its reach to formerly incarcerated residents. Since June, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber member CEO has been operating out of its new space, 501 N. Walker Ave., Suite 160. The nonprofit organization used Chamber-member CBRE commercial real ...

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Jan 22, 2019   |  By Fox25 News

Oklahoma City: Finding career success after prison

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Oklahoma has one of the highest incarceration rates in the United States, and leaving the system can be a vulnerable time for a person. The Center for Employment Opportunities says job training for people who were formerly incarcerated is a money saver for tax payers and ...

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