An unprecedented partnership connecting over 300 organizations impacting 170,000+ students in the Tulsa region.

VISION

All students are guaranteed a high-quality education.

MISSION

ImpactTulsa aligns the community to provide a pathway for all students to thrive.

GOAL

Be a model of excellence by dramatically improving student achievement outcomes.

Why it matters

The 2008 GDP could have been $2.3 trillion higher if U.S. education had met that of higher performing nations.

As a member of the national Strive Together Network, ImpactTulsa seeks to improve education for every child. Our partnership includes leaders from education, business, philanthropic, nonprofit, civic and faith communities who all believe education is the key to the prosperity of our community.

 

This video was directed by Brandon Burnett, a student of the Jenks Public Schools film program and captures the importance of education in our region.

Using data as a flashlight, not a hammer

The problem (4)
The “old way” of doing things isn’t working.
We are program rich and system poor.

THE PROBLEM

The Tulsa region is home to nearly 30% of Oklahoma’s population. Throughout our community, teachers, nonprofits, parents and volunteers work hard to improve educational outcomes for our students.  We have made progress over the years, but while Tulsa is home to some of the best education program models and innovative ideas in the country, we have not yet achieved the kind of success that is necessary to support the future of our regional economy.

The solution
Joint accountability and data-driven decision making will collectively move student outcomes.

THE SOLUTION

“Measure What Matters, Identify Effective Practices, Align Resources”

It all starts with using data to inform decision-making in our region that all students have access to the education and community-based resources they need to succeed. As a community, we are moving away from the old way of using arbitrary data as a hammer, and instead finding new ways of working together by using relevant data as a flashlight that guides both resources and investments.  No longer is education just the job of administrators and teachers. It’s a community responsibility and we are ALL accountable.

Get there
We are establishing a new way of working together so all students have access to education.

HOW WE GET THERE

These challenges signal a need for our community to find new ways to work together to help students succeed.  The unprecedented ImpactTulsa partnership addresses that need.  We are committed to ensuring the community’s collective efforts are aligned toward boosting student success.  When our region agrees on common education outcomes we no longer are a collection of good programs, but instead we become a community with a first class education system that guarantees each student receives a high-quality education.

Coming together, defining goals, taking action together and sharing accountability…We call this collective impact.