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By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / January 10, 2018

Newspapers In Education (NIE) provides resources to nearly 30% of the total statewide student population by servicing over 193,000 Oklahoma students. Last year, we performed an analysis of our registered schools based on a report published by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. What we learned through that process is that 70% of the schools being served by our Newspapers in Education program are schools in which 50% or more of the student body participated in the Free Lunch program during the 2015 – 2016 school year. To get an idea of what we do and how we support Oklahoma teachers and students, we invite you to watch the following video:

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By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / December 28, 2017

 

The Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance builds broad, deep, and innovative pathways for students to access high-impact careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

 

Each year in Oklahoma, 1,000 new STEM jobs remain unfilled because our workforce currently lacks enough qualified candidates to fill positions in these career fields. The Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA) provides the foundation our future workforce needs by fostering students’ interest and improving their abilities in STEM subjects. TRSA helps students in northeast Oklahoma learn and enjoy STEM classes while preparing them to be world class problem-solvers in our modern economy. In 2017, TRSA is on track to provide more than 130,000 hours of programming and 16,000 hours of mentorship for students, as well as state-of-the-art professional development programs for teachers.


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By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / December 27, 2017

 

This organization was created to assist families who upon the death of their loved one who has served our country, the opportunity to have full military honors when the family deems that the legislated two man flag fold is not enough.  We perform this mission with retired/disabled veterans from all branches of service who want another mission to be back in service dress uniform to render final honors, and pay it forward.

 

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By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / December 11, 2017

Oklahoma A+ Schools Unlocks the Learning in Every Child

Oklahoma A+ Schools, by being in the business of helping schools to think, plan, and behave more creatively, truly changes the lives of Oklahoma children.

Kylie’s story is one example of the impact OKA+ is making. Kylie was a new student who felt behind since 2nd grade. Coming from a broken home, she was moving into a new school and entering an OKA+ classroom below grade level in her reading and math ability. After 5 months of being in her new creative surroundings, Kylie was given a research project on the American Revolution. Her teacher was concerned about her ability to handle the reading levels that would be required to be successful. However, the teacher knew she had to trust the OKA+ process, which allows for creativity and students demonstrating understanding in multiple ways. Kylie’s teacher said, “I was right to do so!  Kylie owned the project and never looked back. She embraced the freedom to use her artistic ability, created a beautiful presentation board, and helped other students succeed as well. Through the process, she also learned to love the poetry of Phillis Wheatley.”

Thanks to the OKA+ model, Kylie improved in math and moved from a 3rd grade reading level to middle 4th grade reading level in five months. Once a failing student, Kylie is now an above average student who found self-confidence, passion, and a desire to do hard things. Her disposition has transformed!

OKA+ Schools provides an academics + arts model of education that is founded on eight essentials.  This is what helps students, like Kylie, succeed. Research has shown that one of the most important factors for student success is having a highly trained teacher facilitating their learning. OKA+ is dedicated to providing quality professional development to schools, so that every student has the opportunity of success

With a donation, OKA+ Schools can continue to train Oklahoma’s teachers and provide access to educational resources with zero cost passed on to schools or districts. The power to adapt, think creatively and change quickly will determine the success of Oklahoma’s future. OKA+ Schools is helping schools to cultivate and impact Oklahoma’s greatest resource, our children. OKA+ Schools wants to thank you for imagining a better education and a better life for every child in Oklahoma.

For 15 years, OKA+ has served 300,000 students and 20,000 educators in rural, urban, and suburban Oklahoma.  Rich or under-resourced; OKA+ Schools advance learning and student success in core subjects in public, private and charter schools.

 

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By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / November 29, 2017
Help Friends for Folks spread the power of "changing lives by helping others" with your gift to our Newman's Own Holiday Challenge.

A matching gift from Paul Newman's foundation is possible if you will help Friends for Folks raise $10,000 in this Challenge.

  • How does Friends for Folks spread the power of "changing lives by helping others?"
    Imagine you are a dog who has never known kindness, sitting in a shelter, knowing you will never be adopted and that your next stop is euthanasia. 
  • Imagine you are a prisoner who has never made a positive contribution to society, sitting in a correctional facility with no hope for your future. 
  • Imagine you are a veteran with PTSD, a frail elderly individual, or someone suffering mental health challenges, feeling isolated from society. 

Now, imagine a program that allows the power of helping others to positively change the lives of the dog, the prisoner, and the special needs individual. That program is Friends for Folks, a highly successful Oklahoma initiative that allows prisoners in our men's and women's correctional facilities to train abandoned and abused dogs as companion animals for special needs men and women. 




 

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