Aligning resources to collectively build a more equitable future for Tulsa-area children.
ImpactTulsa is a collective impact organization that turns data into systemic change by convening community sectors through the shared vision that all children in Tulsa receive every opportunity to succeed, from cradle to career.
ImpactTulsa was founded with the dedication of leaders from across sectors, including business, education, faith, nonprofit, civic, and philanthropy, who came together with a strong purpose – improving the lives of Tulsa’s youth through accessible, high-quality education.
Since 2014, ImpactTulsa has been on a path to build better student outcomes and alleviate the systemic barriers that prevent every child, young person, and family from realizing their full potential.
Collective Action Toward Systemic Change
ImpactTulsa believes the most meaningful way to influence systemic change is through data-driven and equitable collective action.
As a collective action organization, ImpactTulsa brings community partners together and facilitates cross-sector dialogue to create a shared vision and discover solutions to societal problems. ImpactTulsa engages 21 school districts, 9 postsecondary institutions, and a variety of non-profit, business, and civic agencies across Tulsa in a continuous exchange of ideas and resources.
StriveTogether is building a world where a child’s potential isn’t dictated by race, ethnicity, zip code
ImpactTulsa is part of StriveTogether, a national network of communities work and evolve together to advance equity so local success stories can become the reality for every child, everywhere.
StriveTogether communities transform failing systems with a collaborative improvement methodology that directs data from small changes to inform adjustments in the community. Each place using our StriveTogether Theory of Action™ framework is shaping the systems that impact opportunity, while learning from what’s working elsewhere in our network. The results give us reason to believe the success of every, child cradle to career, is possible.
ImpactTulsa is guided by the same principles of engaging the community, advancing equity, developing a culture of continuous learning and improvement, and leveraging existing resources to promote the high-quality education of students across the Tulsa area.
The enduring support ImpactTulsa receives from our investors allows us to enact meaningful, systemic change across Tulsa.