Oakridge Neighborhood is more than a home--it's a place to grow.

Oakridge provides a safe, secure neighborhood with supportive housing, dynamic programs and essential services to build and develop the strengths of children, adults and families moving them to sustained self-sufficiency and self-reliance

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Youth Programs

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Housing

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Adult & Family Programs

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Oak Academy

Youth Programs

  • Oakridge Neighborhood has two high-performing, comprehensive programs serving youth year-round: Project OASIS and BE REAL. These educational and enrichment programs are open to residents and non-residents alike in grades K-5 and 6-8, respectively.


  • Oakridge also has a premier program for high school students in the summer—the Youth Summer Enrichment Program (YSEP)—sponsored by Bankers Trust and United Way. Learn more about youth programming at Oakridge by clicking "Read More".

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Housing

Oakridge: a place to grow. The Oakridge housing profile features 300 Section 8 project based apartment homes and 39 market rate senior housing units in the Silver Oaks Senior Center building. With over 1,000 residents, Oakridge is larger than nearly 70% of the 947 cities in Iowa. The Oakridge campus is situated on 17 acres in metro Des Moines. Make Oakridge your home today!

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Adult & Family Programs

Oakridge helps adults and families gain the academic and life skills required to succeed and become self-sufficient. Our multifaceted programming is a collaborative effort and includes: workforce readiness, job placement, ELL, GED, citizenship, effective parenting, financial education, computer classes and family literacy. Learn more about our extensive offerings for adult education and much more down here…

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Oak Academy

Oak Academy is our nationally-accredited early learning center and preschool for children ages six weeks through pre-Kindergarten—right here on the Oakridge campus! Children enrolled in Oak Academy are given the necessary instruction, support and early literacy skills they need, and are prepared to enter kindergarten ready to learn.

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