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CAP Tulsa ranked No. 4 among best large nonprofit employers in U.S.→

April 07, 2015

“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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The NonProfit Times

2015 NPT Best Places To Work→

April 01,2015

Ask most any employee at a nonprofit why they work there and the answer will almost always come down to mission and believing they are making a difference. But what sets apart the organizations in the 2015 NPT Best Nonprofits To Work?

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Education Week

Districts Work With Families to Curb Pre-K Absenteeism→

March 17,2015

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.

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U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education interview with Steven Dow, Executive Director, Community Action Project of Tulsa County→

March 05, 2015

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.

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‘Talking is Teaching’ event focuses on early childhood literacy→

February 5, 2015

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.

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HomeNewsLocal Sunnyside up: CAP Tulsa’s approach to breaking poverty includes parents, kids→

January 30, 2015

CareerAdvance is a work-readiness program that provides coaching, education, training and job opportunities to parents of children enrolled in CAP Tulsa’s early-childhood programs, Educare or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

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National Journal

A Different Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty→

January 9. 2015

Two-generation programs are not new—the phrase was coined in the early 1990s, when a few programs linked early-childhood education and self-sufficiency programs for parents. But those programs mostly faded away under welfare reform, when policy emphasis was put on "work-first" policies, according to this report on two-generation programs in The Future of Children.

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CAP Tulsa’s CareerAdvance celebrates first RN graduates→

December 17, 2014

CareerAdvance is a work-readiness program that provides coaching, education, training and job opportunities to parents of children enrolled in CAP Tulsa’s early childhood programs, Educare or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF.

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Tulsa World

Knitting group of retired volunteers spreads warmth to children in need→

December 12, 2014

The Knittin’ Kittens is a group of about 60 women who meet weekly at the RSVP Center to turn skeins of donated yarn into items of clothing to be given out to those in need during the holidays.

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Getting Children Out of Poverty Requires a Two-Generation Approach→

November 13,2014

Millions of America's low-income families with young children face similar obstacles to opportunity, with little hope of overcoming them. Why? Our efforts to address child and family poverty often fail to recognize that kids do not live in a vacuum. Their success depends on their family's ability to meet their needs, whether that's a refrigerator with nutritious foods or an enriching child care environment that encourages their developing minds to soar.

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