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NPR

Research On Tulsa’s Head Start Program Finds Lasting Gains→

August 22, 2016

Tulsa's biggest Head Start program, which is run by CAP Tulsa, a nonprofit group that serves 3- to 4-year-olds. It looked at how the students in the program were faring years later. And it found clear benefits for children who'd gone through the program. I talked with Phillips and asked her to summarize her findings.


Tulsa World

Head Start proving long-term gains in Tulsa→

August 21, 2016

Progress made as 4-year-olds has the most lasting impact for girls, white and Hispanic children, English Language Learners and those who are enrolled in the free-lunch program. That’s from the latest report in a long-term evaluation project by Georgetown University researchers, who began following the Tulsa children in 2001. The Tulsa Head Start program is administered by the Community Action Project.


KGOU

Tulsa Head Start Program Produces Lasting Positive Effects→

August 18, 2016

An analysis of participants in a Tulsa Head Start program found many indicators that the federal early-education program works — and the positive effects last into middle school. Overall, participants in the Community Action Project Head Start program had higher math scores, lower rates of grade retention and were less likely to be chronically absent.


Oklahoma Watch

Tulsa Head Start Program Produces Lasting Positive Effects→

August 17, 2016

n analysis of participants in a Tulsa Head Start program found many indicators that the federal early-education program works — and the positive effects last into middle school. Overall, participants in the Community Action Project Head Start program had higher math scores, lower rates of grade retention and were less likely to be chronically absent.


USA Today

Benefits of high-quality Head Start last into middle school→

August 11, 2016

A new review of Head Start by researchers at Georgetown University finds that, done well, the federal preschool program can have positive academic effects that last nearly a decade. The new findings stand in contrast to a handful of recent studies of Head Start that suggest its effects wear off fairly quickly.


Tulsa Business & Legal News

Karen Kiely: Chief Operating Officer CAP Tulsa Women of Distinction Nomination→

July 22, 2016

Karen Kiely: Chief Operating Officer CAP Tulsa Story Comments Print Create a hardcopy of this page Font Size: Default font size Larger font size 1 Posted: Friday, July 22, 2016 12:00 am Lesa Jones lesa.jones@tulsabusiness.com | 0 comments Karen Kiely heads CAP Tulsa, one of the largest and most innovative anti-poverty organizations in the region. Kiely advises, “There is no need to put up a façade; instead, be genuine, stand up for what is right, eschew organizational politics and ultimately, be true to yourself.”


KTUL

TU men’s basketball visits school→

July 20, 2016

The basketball lessons were part of CAP Tulsa's summer program at Frost Elementary in north Tulsa.


KJRH

University of Tulsa men’s basketball team offering morning mentoring for kids→

July 20, 2016

Tulsa University's men's basketball team took on what's likely to be its smallest competitors Wednesday morning. CAP Tulsa , an early learning school for low-income students ages 0-4, hosted the team. They ran drills, shot free-throws and brought a few smiles to little faces along the way.


Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Tackling Poverty, Two Generations at a Time→

May 26, 2016

Tulsa has a striking characteristic—one in three children younger than 5 lives in poverty. The Community Action Project of Tulsa County, or CAP Tulsa, is working to change that through services that support moving whole families up the economic ladder.


NewsOK

Grants awarded to 32 organizations serving Oklahoma communities→

May 13, 2016

$25,000 to Community Action Project of Tulsa County to provide English language instruction to low-income, non-English speaking parents of very young children.