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Big Five Community Services
1502 North 1st Avenue
Durant, Oklahoma 74701
Phone: 580-924-5331
Schedule:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Closed 12:00 - 1:00 for lunch)

Public Transportation (SORTS)

Ardmore - 580-226-5730
Coalgate - 580-927-2381
Durant - 580-924-1177
Marietta - 580-276-3154

Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI

Southern Oklahoma Rural Transportation System (SORTS)- Big Five Community Services, Inc.

SORTS  operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with SORTS.

For more information on SORTS' civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact (580) 925-5331, email sferdinand@bigfive.org, or visit our administrative office at 1502 North 1st Ave., Durant, OK  74701. For more information, visit www.bigfive.org

A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC  20590

If information is needed in another language, contact (580) 924-5331

 

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Persons with hearing or speach impairments can call our operator assisted relay at 1-800-722-0353

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Big Five Community Services, Inc provides services in Bryan, Carter, Coal, Love and Pontotoc counties, with some services extending to several additional counties in Central and South Central Oklahoma.  

Big Five's purpose is to identify, address and eradicate the causes and conditions of poverty within its service area. Check out our Services tab and see what we have to offer.

 

PRESS RELEASE: JULY 1st, 2014 - 16 counties in Northwest Oklahoma

Big Five Community Services, Inc. Awarded New Head Start Grant

Today, the Office of Head Start has announced that Big Five Community Services, Inc., has been awarded a new five year grant opportunity to serve children and families in 16 counties in Northwest Oklahoma.

Kent Watson, Executive Director of Big Five Community Services, Inc., stated “We are honored to be able to serve the children and families of Northwest Oklahoma. Big Five has a longstanding tradition of excellence in early childhood services. Our success has been based on our model of intensive collaboration with school districts and child care centers in the communities we serve and we intend to implement that same model of collaboration with school districts and child care centers in Northwest Oklahoma.”

“Head Start and Early Head Start services will be provided in the counties of Alfalfa, Beaver, Blaine, Canadian, Cimarron, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Harper, Kingfisher, Major, Texas, Woods, and Woodward Counties in Oklahoma” according to Jeff Alexander, Director of Early Childhood Services for Big Five. Alexander said that Head Start and or Early Head Start centers are expected to be located in the communities within the above listed counties with little or no disruption of service. Parents wishing to enroll in either Head Start or Early Head Start services should watch their local newspapers for announcements, check the Big Five Community Services, Inc. website at www.bigfive.org, and be aware that staff will be blanketing the communities in the coming weeks. Head Start and Early Head Start Services will be provided in these areas as soon as possible to ensure quality of care for the children and families residing in the communities of these counties.

Potential staff may make application by going to the Big Five Website at www.bigfive.org , clicking on the “Career Opportunities” tab and then clicking the “Employment Application“ link. Completed applications should be printed and then submitted by mail to Big Five Community Services, Inc. 1502 N. 1st Ave., Durant, OK 74701 or e-mailed to jalexander@bigfive.org. Along with the signed and scanned application, please submit any certificates or certifications along with transcripts and any other relevant documentation. Please note on the application the area requested as well as the position desired for application consideration. Potential applicants should also watch their local newspapers and the Big Five website for potential job fairs in their area in the coming weeks.

The following positions will be available, including, but not limited to: Head Start Teachers and Teacher Assistants, Early Head Start Teachers, Early Head Start Home Visitors, Head Start Family Advocates, Cooks, Cook Aides, Health Specialist, Disabilities/Mental Health Specialist, Nutrition Specialist, Education Specialist, I/T Specialist, Quality Assurance Specialist, Family Services Specialist, and Assistant Head Start/Early Head Start Director.

Big Five is a non-profit Community Action Agency providing services such as Head Start, public transportation, affordable housing and numerous other community service programs to the people of Oklahoma. Currently, Big Five operates 49 Head Start classrooms, partnering with 15 local public school districts and 5 day care centers throughout a 5-county area in Southern Oklahoma, The program currently serves 807 children annually.

 

PRESS RELEASE: July 1st, 2014 Hughes and Okfuskee counties in Oklahoma

Big Five Community Services, Inc. Awarded New Head Start Grant

Today, the Office of Head Start has announced that Big Five Community Services, Inc. has been awarded a new five year grant opportunity to serve children and families in Hughes and Okfuskee counties in Oklahoma.

Kent Watson, Executive Director of Big Five Community Services, Inc., stated “We are honored to be given the opportunity to serve the children and families of Hughes and Okfuskee counties. Big Five has a longstanding tradition of excellence in early childhood services. Our success has been based on our model of intensive collaboration with school districts and child care centers in the communities we serve and we intend to implement that same model of collaboration with school districts and child care centers in our new service area.“

Jeff Alexander, Director of Early Childhood Services for Big Five, stated that Head Start centers are expected to be located in the communities within the above listed counties with little or no disruption of service. Parents wishing to enroll in Head Start services should watch their local newspapers for announcements, check the Big Five Community Services, Inc. website at www.bigfive.org , and be aware that staff will be blanketing the communities in the coming weeks. Head Start Services will be provided in these areas as soon as possible to ensure quality of care for the children and families residing in the communities of these counties.

Potential staff may make application by going to the Big Five Website at www.bigfive.org , clicking on the “Career Opportunities” tab and then clicking the “Employment Application“ link. Completed applications should be printed and then submitted by mail to Big Five Community Services, Inc. 1502 N. 1st Ave., Durant, OK 74701 or e-mailed to jalexander@bigfive.org. Along with the signed and scanned application, please submit any certificates or certifications along with transcripts and any other relevant documentation. Please note on the application the area requested as well as the position desired for application consideration.

The following positions will be available, including, but not limited to: Head Start Teachers and Teacher Assistants, Head Start Family Advocates, Cooks, and Cook Aides.

Big Five is a non-profit Community Action Agency providing services such as Head Start, public transportation, affordable housing and numerous other community service programs to the people of Oklahoma. Currently, Big Five operates 49 Head Start classrooms, partnering with 15 local public school districts and 5 day care centers throughout a 5-county area in Southern Oklahoma, The program currently serves 807 children annually.