Weekly Resource Email: April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020 ImpactTulsa Partners and Community Members, Tulsa County is coming together in unprecedented ways that are putting the needs of community members first in the face of COVID-19. We continue to be inspired by you all and are extremely grateful to be partners with you in this work. We are continually working with partners to compile and align resources, and we sincerely thank all who contributed information and updates. If you have a resource to share or are releasing news updates, please email us at info@impacttulsa.com so we can add your...

ImpactTulsa March 2020 Monthly Newsletter

ImpactTulsa Joins Area Schools in Taking Preventative Measures Against COVID-19   A video update from ImpactTulsa Executive Director Carlisha Williams Bradley on the State School Board's decision to move to remote learning and how ImpactTulsa is supporting schools and community organizations at this time. [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="" border_style="solid" width="" thickness="" up="" down=""] In Uncertain Times, Organizations Must Work Together Partners, Supporters and Friends of ImpactTulsa, In this time of uncertainty, leadership matters now more than ever. We are grateful for ImpactTulsa’s Leadership Council Chair, Mayor GT Bynum, and Leadership Council Member,...

ImpactTulsa COVID-19 Resources: Early Childhood

*NEW* Busy Toddler Indoor Activities for busy toddlers.   CAP Tulsa  CAP Tulsa has a Family Resource page with links to resources for food, baby supplies and internet services. Here’s the link.   Child Care Resource Center  The Child Care Resource Center has the most updated information on early childhood centers in our area. Check out their website for all the details.   Circle Time Fun This site is great for little ones! Learn and bond with your 0-6 year old while following and interacting with an expert instructor. The site offers Baby and Me...

ImpactTulsa COVID-19 Resources: Non-Profit Support

City Year  Click to read City Year’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.   Community Service Council of Oklahoma  The Community Service Council of Oklahoma has compiled a listing of nearly 100 updates from service providers in Eastern Oklahoma. See it here.   *NEW* Emergency Translation Services Need to get a message out quickly but don't have access to a translator? Organizations have banded together to share translation resources. See the list here.   *NEW* Family & Children's Services Family & Children's Services has created a hub with information for family needs including mental health resources,...

ImpactTulsa COVID-19 Resources: PostSecondary

Oklahoma System of Higher Education Click to read the Oklahoma System of Higher Education’s COVID-19 response.   Oklahoma Career Tech The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education is closely monitoring the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Here’s their COVID-19 webpage.   Our post-secondary institutions are responding to COVID-19 in ways that prioritize the safety of students. Click below to be directed to our partner institutions' websites:  Langston Northeastern State University Oral Roberts University OSU-Tulsa OU-Tulsa Rogers State University Tulsa Community College Tulsa Tech University of Tulsa   *NEW* Chronicle of Higher Education In their recent Coping with Coronavirus publication, the Chronicle of...

ImpactTulsa COVID-19 Resources: K-12

Schools Districts in the Tulsa Region are responding to COVID-19 closures by communicating rapidly with students and families. Click to find out the latest information from your school district:   Berryhill Public Schools Bixby Public Schools Broken Arrow Public Schools College Bound Academy Collegiate Hall Public Schools Collinsville Public Schools Glenpool Public Schools Jenks Public Schools Keystone Public Schools KIPP Tulsa Charter Schools Liberty Public Schools Owasso Public Schools Sand Springs Public Schools Sapulpa Public Schools Skiatook Public Schools Sperry Public Schools Tulsa Public Schools Tulsa Honor Academy Tulsa Legacy Charter School Tulsa School of Arts & Sciences Union Public Schools     At Home Resources Need a list of things...

ImpactTulsa COVID-19 Resources: Family Services

Hunger Free Oklahoma Hunger Free Oklahoma has meal sites all over Oklahoma. To find a meal site near you, please visit https://meals4kidsok.org/. Families can enter their address or zip code to find locations providing food in their area. Bill Assistance Families who need assistance with bills or other essential services should visit www.211.org or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. City of Tulsa Stay updated on the latest information from the City of Tulsa. All information can be found on their COVID-19 webpage. Community Food Bank of Eastern...

Keeping Community First: An Update from ImpactTulsa

March 17, 2020 ImpactTulsa Partners and Community Members,   As an education community, we have faced many challenges and know that by coming together collectively, we can get through not only COVID-19, but anything. This belief in collective impact - people coming together to solve social problems with a targeted strategy - is what drives us at ImpactTulsa. As our region, state and country grapple with the uncertainty of this time, we remain steadfast in our commitment to keep our community at the heart of what we do.   Many...

An Important Message from ImpactTulsa

March 13, 2020 Dear ImpactTulsa partners,   Thank you for all that you are doing to keep yourself, your family and our school communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are writing to update you on the status of ImpactTulsa's in-person programs and sessions during this crisis.   To protect the health of our partners, staff and community, all ImpactTulsa meetings will be hosted virtually or postponed through the end of April. We will assess at the end of April which events in May and future in-person programs will continue...

Equity in Education: Student- and Family-Centered Approaches

By Dr. Laura Latta, M.Ed., Ph.D., Director of Post-Secondary Partnerships & Research   This is the third installment in the ImpactTulsa multi-part series, Equity in Education. The first installment of the equity series, Defining Equity, Equality, and Standardization, discusses the conceptual differences between equality and equity. The second post, Equity and Standardization: Are they Compatible? explores the history of equality, equity, and standardization in the public education system. This post highlights research about schools and their practices that promote equitable and personalized education for all students.    History reveals that...