We’ve been tracking and sharing with you Tulsa’s journey to Build Forward Together to become a city of learning since March. With a strong foundation of and commitment to partnership, Tulsa Public Schools and The Opportunity Project saw this summer as a key opportunity to make a significant down-payment to their broader vision. They knew their goals were ambitious (access to summer programming for any interested TPS student) and that crunched planning time would present challenges (standing up new funding structures and program models in just three months), but the potential was immense and the need for students even greater.
I was thrilled to make my first post-pandemic work trip a visit to see “Ready. Set. Summer!” (Tulsa’s first step in toward becoming a City of Learning) in action.
I visited the third week of July as the portion of the summer hosted in Tulsa Public Schools was well underway. While just a small subset of the more than 11,000 students engaged,… Read Full Column on Medium
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As the Managing Partner for KP Catalysts, I oversee all of our business systems and serve as the Executive Producer for CTO Remix. In addition, I continue to maintain my own portfolio of projects that focus on partnership and systems building at the intersection of the youth development and k-12 education sectors.