October 4, 2017

Growing Together launches 2017 Tulsa Area United Way Campaign

Growing Together Team has officially launched its 2017 Tulsa Area United Way Campaign. This is its third consecutive year. During the 2016 campaign, Growing Together raised $2,425 […]
September 19, 2017

Inaugural Class: Hispanic Leadership Institute

  The Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI) was created by Leadership Tulsa in partnership with the Tulsa Hispanic Chamber. It will promote the individual development of Tulsa-area […]
June 21, 2017

Camina como eres: Mi primera conferencia de NewSchools

Escrito por: Amanda Morrall Traducido por: Juan Miret     5:50 am Unas teclas suaves de piano flotan en la oscuridad, mientras que mi mano busca […]
June 2, 2017

Walk in who you are: My first NewSchools Summit

By Amanda Morrall 5:50 am Soft piano keys floated in the dark as my hand fumbled for the lamp. A steady hum of thoughts flowed since […]
February 2, 2017

February: Black History Month

By: Hannibal B. Johnson / Author, Attorney, Consultant   Black History Month, the brainchild of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the second African American to graduate from […]
January 17, 2017

Raúl Flores: From Kendall-Whittier to New York City

Raúl Flores: From Kendall-Whittier to New York City Raúl graduated from Kendall-Whittier Elementary back in 1999, he’s 29 years old, and he’s studying Fashion Design at […]
November 15, 2016

A message from Dr. Deborah Gist, Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent

“At Tulsa Public Schools, we live by our values: equity, character, excellence, team, and joy. We believe that our diversity is a community treasure, and that […]
November 15, 2016

Mensaje de la Dra. Deborah Gist, Superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas de Tulsa

“En las Escuelas Públicas de Tulsa, nosotros vivimos de acuerdo con nuestros valores: Igualdad, carácter, excelencia, equipo, y diversión. Creemos que nuestra diversidad es un tesoro […]
November 7, 2016

We the People … have the power!

I can’t be the only person who is finding it hard to find bright spots during the current election season.  So much negativity.  So much selfishness.  […]
October 4, 2016

Cambiando vidas, un estudiante a la vez

  Cambiando vidas, un estudiante a la vez: Mi vida como miembro de AmeriCorps   ¡Sí, se puede! Una frase que tenía que decirme a mí misma cada mañana cuando me ponía el uniforme de City Year. Llegábamos a la escuela temprano para prepararnos y poder saludar a los estudiantes y darle chocolate caliente a medida que llegaban. […]
October 4, 2016

Changing Lives One Student at a Time: My Life as an AmeriCorps Member

¡Sí, se puede! A phrase I had to tell myself every morning as I put on my City Year uniform. We would get to the school early to […]
September 29, 2016

Coffee, life and Eugene Field

I love coffee so much. Like, how is it even possible to love coffee so much? Well, there are many reasons why I love coffee but today, […]
April 28, 2016

Education is not Enough [Part 2]

[Education] A new Theory of Change This past Summer, Growing Together, looking at the data and reviewing the latest research, determined that we needed to address […]
April 21, 2016

Education is Not Enough [Part 1]

[Education] How do we change the trajectory of large numbers of kids in a neighborhood from vulnerable circumstances to ones of economic success? This was the […]
February 9, 2016

A different reality

[Education] In case you missed it, something truly special happened this last week in two vulnerable neighborhoods in Tulsa, the likes of which I have not […]
February 5, 2016

This is Kendall-Whittier Main Street

[Community]   Video Interview with Ed Sharrer, Executive Director, Kendall-Whittier Main Street.  
December 4, 2015

The Problem We All Live With? (actually we should)

[Community] For some reason this blog post has taken me a considerable amount of time to write. I struggled with how best to frame what I […]
November 24, 2015

Thankful for Neighbors

 [Community] My family and I have lived in the neighborhood of Eugene Field for about three and a half years, since 2012. My parents have lived […]
November 3, 2015

The Magic Hour

[Education] Photographers often talk about a perfect time of day when the sun is just about to set and the light transforms what would be ordinary […]
October 14, 2015

Community + Collaboration = Growing Together

[Education] One thing that has always drawn me to Tulsa is our strong sense of community. Our willingness to lend a hand to someone in need […]
October 12, 2015

Changing the world … one reader at a time!

[Education] “Ms. Brands, you have to ensure that my granddaughter does not follow the same path to incarceration as her parents. She struggles in school. She […]
September 2, 2015

Sparks to Wildfires

Last Spring I was touched by a young boy whom I had been meeting with for the last year – every week, Tuesday morning at 8:30 […]
September 1, 2015

Maximum Impact

Truly, I can say that my role as Impact Director at City Year Tulsa “ticks all of the boxes” on my dream job list. After completing […]
August 25, 2015

Thankful To Be Growing

I am so computer illiterate, I had to come home, and in the privacy of my rented kingdom, think tank, and research blogs. As I read about […]