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By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / February 3, 2016

Oklahoma Puppy Express is a nonprofit group that assists the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. When dogs are brought to the shelter, they are quarantined for an incubation period to check for diseases. If the dogs are declared disease-free by a veterinarian, they are then available for adoption.

It seems that Oklahoma has a surplus of dogs and if there is no home for them, they will be euthanized. When a group of concerned citizens discovered this, they explored the feasibility of transporting dogs to other states where homes are available for them — and thus the Oklahoma Puppy Express was born.

With donations and volunteer support, at risk dogs and puppies are transported from kill shelters in Oklahoma, to cities with a genuine need for dogs and puppies to adopt. The puppy express van has made man runs down the interstate chock full of lovable animals on their way to new homes.

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By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / February 3, 2016

In the News:

Local schools demonstrate tech implementation

Representatives from the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust and K20 Center at the University of Oklahoma visited [McAlester] on Monday to see how grants were used for technology implementation in school curriculum.

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By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / February 3, 2016
Dale Graham is a man with a mission.

When he served in the U.S. Marine Corps, his mission involved trekking through the jungles where he was stationed during the Vietnam War. Graham has long since retired from active duty and now fights for a different cause: supporting fellow veterans.

In 2009, he founded Veterans Corner. The nonprofit operates out of the community center in Goldsby. Every Thursday morning, the volunteers assemble. From 7 a.m. until noon they help veterans fill out claims for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“A lot of people who come to us don’t have anything but Social Security money,” Graham said. “They come from all over Oklahoma. Sometimes we even have guys come up from Texas.”

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By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / December 10, 2015

Friends for Folks is about hope for people and animals who have lost hope. It’s about the power of love in healing and redemption. Friends for Folks pairs “unadoptable” dogs from shelters and humane organizations with state correctional inmates educated as dog trainers. Over the course of 11 weeks, the dogs become so well trained that they can be placed with special needs individuals and organizations.

Funding for a new facility at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center is nearing completion. In fact, they’ve already started construction on a new building dedicated to the prison’s dog training program for offenders.

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Moon S.T.E.A.M. Academy
By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / December 1, 2015

In 2014, OKAN collaborated with the City of Oklahoma City’s Strong Neighborhoods Initiative, Oklahoma City Public Schools, and community stakeholders to plan and implement a Summer S.T.E.A.M. Academy for the students of F.D. Moon Elementary. The program lasted for 16 days during the summer, and included multiple high quality program providers and teachers from Moon. OKAN is excited to be continuing the S.T.E.A.M. Academy in the summer of 2015, thanks to the City of Oklahoma City and partners.

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