TULSA | Strengthening the social fabric and economic future of Tulsa

We are strengthening the social fabric and economic future of Tulsa by providing its youth with opportunities for academic, personal and professional advancement.

Every child deserves a safe, supportive upbringing in which they can pursue the skills and knowledge they need to lead self-sufficient lives and contribute positively to the community. Far too often in our hometown of Tulsa, OK, these rights go unmet. Oklahoma ranks among the highest in the U.S. for instances of child abuse and neglect, and the public schools consistently fall below the national average in education indicators.

That phone call transformed higher education in Tulsa. It allowed us to create a more cohesive educational experience for our students. -David Boren, President, Oklahoma University

Our commitment to enhancing the quality of life in Tulsa is rooted in our deep affection for the citizens and community of our hometown. By making targeted investments to enhance child welfare, education and youth development, we seek to help Tulsa’s youth grow into self-sustaining individuals who will, in turn, plant the seeds of a stronger community for their children.

In the area of child welfare, we work to foster a system-wide response that addresses all aspects of the cycle of abuse and neglect and shines a light on the needs of at-risk children. Read more about our work in Child Welfare.

If you raise a child in a happy and healthy environment, you can produce a person who contributes to society. -Claudette Selph, Past Director, Parent Child Center of Tulsa

We also strive to help reform Tulsa’s public education system and to provide leadership development opportunities for teens that will enhance their academic achievement and foster a lifelong commitment to community service. Read more about our work in Education.

There are several programs around the country that focus on youth philanthropy, but the program we built in Tulsa is truly unique. -Adam Seaman, Executive Director, Youth Philanthropy Initiative

Enhancing the quality of life in your home community is a fundamental responsibility for all citizens, especially those blessed with resources to pursue this worthy objective. We are proud to support our partners who are working to fill gaps in Tulsa’s social safety net and help the people of our hometown lead healthy, self-sufficient lives.

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