Good News from CSC
February 2017
Investing in People Across the Lifespan

Ann Domin
Larry Wofford
Vice President
Michael P. Evanson
Steven Nell
Past President
Governing Members
Beau Brock
Barbara Bucholtz
Teresa Burkett
Lanny Endicott
Walter J. Evans
Chris Graber
Robert Ireton
Charlie Jackson
Kerry Lewis
Rick Kelly
April Merrill
Rebecca Nightingale
Denise Reid
John Richer
Matt Rodgers
Paula Shannon
Deborah Shallcross
Stephen Wolff
Resource Members
James Chavez
Karen Davis
Ruth Ann Fate
Sentell Fox
Carole Huff Hicks
Nancy McDonald
Tina Pena
Jill Willey 
Presidential Appointees
Dana Birkes
Peggy Gaskill
Erv Janssen
Gary Percefull 
Senior Staff

Kevin Burr 
Jim Lyall 
Associate Director
Jan Figart 
Associate Director
Virginia Utter  
John Gonsalves
Heather Hope-Hernandez

Chief of External Affairs 

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Staff Highlights

Congratulations to Michael Coonfield on his promotion to Technology Director for the Community Service Council.

Dr. Su Phipps will be honored with the Women of the Year Pinnacle Award on Feb. 24. This award is given by the YWCA Tulsa in partnership with the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women. She is being honored for her transformative work with Healthy Women, Healthy Futures.
2-1-1 Day
Thanks to all who supported the National 2-1-1 Day of Dining by eating out at one of the McNellie's Group restaurants on February 9th. And, thanks to the McNellie's Group for supporting CSC's 2-1-1 Helpline through their donations. There was also a great article in the Tulsa World about 2-1-1 and its new texting services. Click here if you missed it. 
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On Jan. 27, CSC's Tulsa COURTs Program held a memorable graduation for 75 program participants. This is the largest graduating class the COURTS program has seen since its inception in 2001. The COURTS program consists of four dockets - Drug, DUI, Mental Health and Veterans - that offer offenders a judicially supervised, coordinated systems approach as an alternative to incarceration. Former CSC Executive Director Phil Dessauer, Jr. was also honored for his role in establishing the COURTs Program. (Pictured here with Tammy Westcott and Judge Rebecca Nightingale.)

Court-supervised treatment in selected non-violent felony offenses can result in addressing addictions and improving lives, preventing repeat offenses, and saving public funds that would have gone to the prison system.

The 75 individuals who graduated this month have completed a minimum of 18 months supervised treatment, including required regular court appearances, treatment appointments, supervision visits and random drug testing. Graduates also had opportunities to further their education, return to the workforce, or advance their career during their time in CSC's COURTS program.
Women's March

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before them members of the Family Health Coalition and CSC staff joined together with others in bipartisan support of human rights in the Women's March on Washington - OKC, January 21, 2017.  

The Women's March, a grassroots effort focused on human rights started with a march in Washington but quickly gained global bipartisan support through 673 sister marches across all 50 states and 81 different international locations with 4,956,422 marchers on a single day.   

The OKC march had as many as 14,000 people wrapped around the state capital.  Following the march was a lively rally "we stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country." (Women's March mission) that energized the crowd to continue their advocacy in and fight for human rights.   
The Carrera Job Club team put on its first family college visit at Langston University's Tulsa campus. Students and their families came out from every grade level to learn about admissions, financial aid, preparing for college, and different programs including computer science, business, psychology, and rehabilitation counseling. On the feedback forms, a 6th grader wrote "I am looking forward to college." A seemingly simple statement, but think for a moment about the impact that goal and vision could have on her academic focus, pursuit of graduation, and healthy decision making. It was a phenomenal event!
Our Vision  
A community empowered to ignite opportunities and eliminate disparities for all people across the lifespan.

Our Mission
To be a leader in confronting challenges to health, social, education and economic opportunities, and strategically advancing effective community-based solutions. We do this through research, planning, networking, and mobilizing resources.

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