The Tulsa Initiative is a project of Community Action Project (CAP) and its partners, including the George Kaiser Family Foundation, Family & Children’s Services, the University of Oklahoma, the Ray Marshall Center, and Inasmuch Foundation. The Initiative undertakes research, planning, and coordination of pilot programs to support the delivery of state-of-the-art services to low-income children and families in Tulsa. We use a dual-generation approach in which we work to enhance the educational and enrichment services available to low-income children while simultaneously helping their families provide a nurturing, secure, and supportive home environment.
The Tulsa Initiative weaves together existing quality programs offered by community service providers and incorporates guidance from content experts to develop a combination of services that has the best chance of breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Our initial focus is on children and families who attend and graduate from CAP’s early childhood programs. We seek to develop long-lasting relationships with families, offering services and support that changes as their needs change, all aimed at helping their children acquire the tools to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
Leadership for the Initiative is currently provided by CAP; however, our aspiration is that the Initiative becomes a truly community-led project able to serve all low-income children and families in Tulsa.
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