A spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation is fueling change in Greater Tulsa and expanding opportunities for all students.
In the past decade, Greater Tulsa has made significant progress as a community through the revitalization of our downtown and by becoming a nationally recognized hub for economic development where entrepreneurs can learn, grow, and thrive. While our city is a vibrant, passionate community, there’s still progress to be made in our education system. Our city is ready to make a lasting impact, and we believe that starts with education.
While potential is equally distributed across lines of race and class, opportunity is not. Too many of Oklahoma’s children are educationally disadvantaged as a result of poverty, access to opportunities, and systemic racism, which has been exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19. In Greater Tulsa, this means many students lack access to high-quality, equitable, and inclusive learning. The need for change in Oklahoma public education has never been greater.
Teach For America Greater Tulsa finds, develops, and supports equity-oriented leaders so they can transform education and expand opportunity with children. Our network is committed to striving for educational excellence in partnership with local educators, school communities, and community partners. Since 2009, our growing network of corps members are consistently making a meaningful impact in our classrooms. Alumni are steadily accelerating into leadership positions throughout our region in education and a variety of other sectors that impact educational opportunity.
The COVID-19 pandemic has required us to reimagine our corps, alumni, & staff experience and refocus our priorities. Through working in partnership with our network and community, our region has innovated to continue to meet the needs of Greater Tulsa students. We believe our students play a central role in the success of our city, and we will continue to develop changemakers who share a goal of ensuring that every child has access to a high-quality education. As a Greater Tulsa corps member, you will work alongside a broad and diverse coalition of leaders working toward educational equity.