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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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Friends for Folks is a Fiscal Sponsorship of Communities Foundation of Oklahoma

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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OKAN is a Fiscal Sponsorship of Communities Foundation of Oklahoma

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