SUMMER 2017

Our Impact At-A-Glance

In 2016, CSC celebrated our 75th year of research, planning and action around improving lives and addressing Oklahoma's most critical social service, health, education and civic challenges. Today, we remain Oklahoma's trusted planning organization for community improvement. 

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Announcing New Leadership and Organizational Structure at CSC

We're excited to announce that we have completed the reorganization of our leadership structure with a focus on working together across six divisions to accomplish the important work we do in Tulsa and beyond.  More >
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Development Underway 
for Veterans Referral Network

On July 11, CSC kicked off the first public strategy session in preparation for the installment of Oklahoma's first coordinated referral network focused on veterans, called Oklahoma Veteran Connections. More than 70 partners attended the session to learn more about implementing this 360-degree referral process to improve delivery of services to veterans and their families. More >
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New Grant to Measure
and Address Racial Disparities

The City of Tulsa, in partnership with CSC, has been chosen to be one of the first cities in the country to create an Equality Indicators Tool under the guidance of the City University of New York (CUNY) Institute for State and Local Governance with funding from The Rockefeller Foundation . More >

ATTEND AN EQUALITY INDICATORS COMMUNITY FEEDBACK SESSION ON AUG. 14 or 15 Learn more and register here >
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Helping Community Leaders Prepare for Census 2020

On June 27, CSC's  Census Information Center (CIC) of Eastern Oklahoma,  INCOG and the City of Tulsa, in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau Denver Region, hosted two events at the Tulsa Central Library to help community leaders and Census representatives ensure an accurate census count is obtained for the Tulsa community in 2020.  More >
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CSC Director to Serve as National
Trainer for Drug Courts

Tammy Westcott, Director for CSC's  Tulsa County COURTS Programs  and Incarceration Reduction   Division, has been recognized as a national leader in Drug Court programming, and will soon serve in several national leadership and training roles.  More >

CSC Staff Member Awarded Legislative Policy Fellowship 

Laura Ross-White, Program Manager for CSC's Family Health Coalition, will study maternal health outcomes in India this August as one of 10 individuals from across the U.S. chosen to participate in a Legislative Policy Fellowship Exchange. 
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Supporting Hispanic Parents 
of Children with Special Needs

On June 25, CSC's Power of Families Project teamed up with community partners to offer a training in Spanish for Hispanic parents of children with special needs or developmental delays.  More >

CSC Staff Represents Tulsa at National Courts Conference

On July 9-13, members of CSC's Tulsa County COURTS Program and Veterans Treatment Court, with Tulsa County District Judge Rebecca Nightingale, attended the annual National Association of Drug Court Professionals conference in Maryland
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CSC Staff Attend National Conference on Ending Homelessness

In mid-July, a leadership team from Tulsa, including several staff members from CSC, attended the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C. The three-day conference covered many important and trending issues facing those working to end homelessness, including Rapid Re-Housing to keep the vulnerable from falling too far behind and Housing First to give security while also addressing issues like addiction and mental illness that led to homelessness. More >

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CSC Offers Training on Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

On July 26, CSC's Family Health Coalition, Take Control Initiative and March of Dimes hosted LARC 202, the second of a three-part training on Long-Acting Reversible Contraception. Oklahoma Policy Institute's Carly Putnam presented on access, insurance and long acting reversible contraception, both in the present and future. More >
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2 Works for You Hosts Food Drive for CSC's BRRX4VETS

On June 1, Tulsa's 2 Works for You station and co-sponsors hosted a one day Food 2 Families food drive for CSC's BRRX4VETS program in front of the 2 Works for You studios. More >

Celebrating Veteran Mentors 

On June 10th, CSC's  Veterans Treatment Court     Mentor Corps hosted a celebration at the Partners for Heroes Overlook on Lake Skiatook for veterans, their families and mentors.  More >

Now Requesting Proposals for HUD FY2017 Continuum of Care Program Competition. Learn more >