CIS Sets Students and Families Up to Thrive

Growing Together’s Communities in Schools (CIS) team works with students and their families to provide the resources they need to thrive – both in school and at home. Read about a few of the recent programs, events and student successes from our CIS Site Coordinators. Visiting Langston University Langston University, Oklahoma’s only Historically Black College […]

Students Experience Successes in the New Year

Growing Together’s Communities in Schools (CIS) team works hard to provide the resources students in our schools need to succeed. They understand each student’s situation is unique and come up with personalized solutions to aid in their success. Read about a few of the recent programs, events and success stories from our CIS Site Coordinators. […]

Site Coordinator Program Sees Student Success during the 2021-2022 School Year

In partnership with Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Growing Together works with local schools to place CIS Site Coordinators (SCs) on-site. These SCs connect with students and provide them with community resources and support that aid in the students’ success. These resources include everything from tutoring, attendance, and grade incentives, and help with college applications […]

Case Management Program Helps Re-Engage High School Students at Local Schools

In partnership with Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Growing Together’s re-engagement program provides intensive case management services to students who have either dropped out of school or are at extreme risk of doing so. Our three re-engagement coordinators (RCs) work closely with high school students to assess each student’s goals, as well as the unique […]

Communities In Schools Program Aids in Students’ Success Throughout the Pandemic

Growing Together’s Communities In Schools Program puts CIS site coordinators (SC) in local schools to aid students’ success. The SCs connect students with community resources and support, including tutoring, attendance and grade incentives, help with college applications, and providing basic food and clothing necessities.  Over the past year, as students and their parents have navigated […]

2020 CIS + Growing Together Coat Drive

Staying Warm This Winter – CIS COAT DRIVE  Let’s share the warmth this winter by donating coats to students in our community. Please bring your new or gently used coats, hats, gloves or sweatshirts to one of our drop-off locations below from November 21- December 5.  Our goal is to provide coats to 1,000 students from Kendall-Whittier, Sequoyah and Eugene Field […]

Tulsa Public Schools Class of 2020 Essay Contest

As a member of the class of 2020, you have likely been looking forward to THIS part of THIS year for quite some time. During senior year, the weeks after spring break are all about togetherness—from prom to graduation—and now the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing, and quarantine lockdown have interrupted all of those plans. While […]

Fondo de Préstamos Para Mi Gente

Durante este tiempo de incertidumbre, Tulsa sabe que nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes puede ser particularmente vulnerable. El Fondo de Préstamos Para Mi Gente es un Fondo de préstamos sin intereses diseñado por Growing Together, Tulsa Economic Development Corporation, Atento Capital y aportes filantrópicos locales. Este fondo está destinado específicamente para nuestra comunidad latina inmigrante que […]

Food for Families

Food for Families is a program that values local business, local food and our local community. Growing Together has teamed up with Elote Cafe & Catering to provide weekly meal kits to families in need during COVID-19 stay at home order. This pandemic has affected everyone, but some families have unique challenges that have made […]

Kendall Whittier, Inc.

Kendall Whittier, Inc. Kendall Whittier, Inc. is expanding their Emergency Food Pantry to support families during COVID-19 to deliver a package of groceries and food item to residents living in the Kendall Whittier, Crutchfield and The Pearl districts ( this is areas between 11th Street on the south, Pine Street on the north, Lansing on […]