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 […]