The Tulsa Initiative Blog is run by the Innovation Lab at CAP Tulsa, Oklahoma’s largest anti-poverty agency. Since 2008, we have provided readers with commentary on policy issues that relate to low-income families in Tulsa and across the country. We talk about the newest studies, programs, events and research, and we keep our readers informed of the direct services CAP Tulsa provides to children and families.
This blog was born out of the Tulsa Initiative, which began as a partnership between CAP Tulsa, the George Kaiser Family Foundation, Family & Children’s Services, the University of Oklahoma, the Ray Marshall Center, Inasmuch Foundation, and others. The original goal of the Tulsa Initiative was to plan and coordinate the development of a set of programs that would serve parents and children at the same time, over time.
In 2009 the Tulsa Initiative gave way to the formation of the Innovation Lab, which drives and supports CAP Tulsa’s evolution of two-generation thinking. By “two-generation” we mean engaging children and parents together to build mutual motivation to achieve educational outcomes.
Through the Tulsa Initiative Blog, CAP Tulsa provides a place where anyone interested in learning more about the efforts to help low-income families and children can share ideas, brainstorm, or simply drop by for our latest take on the issues.
Our current writer is Tonya Thurman, Research Specialist in the Innovation Lab. We also feature guest writers from different departments within CAP Tulsa to share stories and projects they are currently working on.
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