Good News from CSC
  May 2017
Investing in People Across the Lifespan
Leadership

Officers
Ann Domin
President
Larry Wofford
Vice President
Michael P. Evanson
Treasurer
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 
CEO 
Jan Figart 
Associate Director
John Gonsalves
CFO 
Heather Hope-Hernandez

Chief of External Affairs 

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The Goal: Greater Equality in Tulsa

The Community Service Council in partnership with the City of Tulsa has been chosen to be among the first cities to work with the City University of New York's Institute for State and Local Governance to develop indicators to measure progress toward achieving greater equality in Tulsa over time. The framework development and baseline data collection will be supported by The Rockefeller Foundation. This opportunity grew directly out of the Listening Conference on Systemic Racism we held in January.
New Data-Focused Social Media Campaign

Our Communications and Data teams partnered up this spring to launch a new social media campaign focused entirely on community data. Graphics such as the ones below will display CSC program and census data that highlight k ey trends and issues affecting Oklahomans. The campaign launches the week of May 15 with categories such as "Map Mondays", "Know Your Community" stats, and "Fun Fact Fridays". Please be sure to like us and/or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
   
    
Better Service for Veterans

The Community Service Council has signed a vital contract with UniteUs, a well-proven software company based in New York that has successfully helped more than a dozen cities connect multiple agencies that are involved in helping our veterans.This project will enhance the ability of our community to provide better service to veterans and help develop a larger base of volunteer veterans. Additionally, it will tie into our existing 2-1-1 Helpline, to provide even more information to veterans and their families.
Making an Impact on Housing
 
On May 10, the Community Service Council's Abode Initiative hosted a training for property managers on the benefits of accepting housing choice vouchers. Thanks to our partners - Tulsa Housing Authority, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - for helping us make this a successful event!
Spotlight on Dads

The first few days of May were filled with CSC's Building Foundations: Fathers, Families and Communities Conference at the Downtown DoubleTree Hotel. Congratulations to CSC team leader Kole Krause and staff from our Tulsa Healthy Start and Family Health Coalition for planning such a successful event.
Community Events

Great turnout and lots of fun this past weekend for the Bucky Golf Tournament at The Club at Indian Springs benefiting CSC's BRRX4Vets, the Picnic En Familia, co-sponsored by our Power of Families Project held at Camp Tookaboochee, and the Pop Up Festival held at the Guthrie Green hosted by our Tulsa Carrera Program.
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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