BookSmart Tulsa to celebrate release of new Harper Lee novel. A percentage of proceeds from the evening’s book sales will benefit Community Action Project of Tulsa.
The beneficiaries for the 38th Tulsa Run have been chosen. Five groups will get $1,000 each including CAP Tulsa.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded $24,000 to area schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support adult, family and summer literacy programs.
The CAP Tulsa Disney Early Childhood Education Center is just one of the places in Tulsa where Red Nose Day is taking off. “We told them it's to remind us to be nice and to be helpful to others.”
Talking is Teaching is a partnership between the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the Community Action Project of Tulsa County, Tulsa Educare and Too Small to Fail — a joint initiative of Next Generation and the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
“We were humbled and excited simultaneously that we were able to make such a prestigious list,” Executive Director Steven Dow said. “We’re in the human service business, and as an organization focused on working with people, the most important piece of our success is the quality of people we are able to hire and support.”
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As a result, CAP Tulsa launched a variety of programs aimed at moving those numbers. Parents are told about the importance of regular preschool attendance at several points, including during enrollment and orientation meetings. The teachers visit the families at home, and during those visits stress the importance of getting children to school regularly and on time. The families are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom and become connected to the program.
U.S. Department of Education interview with Steven Dow, Executive Director, Community Action Project of Tulsa County→
So for us, we had to simply figure out from the outset how we were going to use our resources and partner with the school districts in really meaningful ways whether that was if they’re offering pre-k, partnering with them to meet some of the additional needs that families have with Head Start wrap around services or letting them serve the kids at four and us being able to shift our resources to the earlier years so that the at-risk kids in the community were getting a year of Head Start followed by a year of pre-k. Those were the kind of opportunities to partner and leverage our relationships that are deep in the community.
Talking is Teaching is a new effort to empower parents and caregivers to boost young children’s brain development and build their vocabularies by increasing the number of words they hear spoken to them every day.