On Friday the 30th, beginning at 7:45am, the Community Action Project of Tulsa (or simply "CAP Tulsa") will present a special event entitled Sunny Side Up. It's a fundraising breakfast that will spotlight recent graduates from CAP Tulsa's CareerAdvance Program; it happens at the Cains Ballroom in downtown Tulsa. CAP Tulsa is, per its website, "the largest anti-poverty agency in Oklahoma. We believe every family and every child deserves the same opportunity for success.
A Tulsa group that provides early childhood and pre-k programs is prepared should federal sequestration cutbacks impact its’ funding. Executive Director of Community Action Project, Steven Dow, says while federal Headstart dollars are important to the programs…there are other funding sources, including state pre-k and Oklahoma early childhood program dollars, the United Way and the George Kaiser Family Foundation.
Dow says there shouldn’t be any impact on services in the near term, but what might happen with future federal funding is a question mark right now.
On this edition of our show, we discuss a newly created, two-generation program to move parents and their children beyond poverty: the Community Action Project of Tulsa's CareerAdvance initiative. Our guest is Anne Mosle, a Vice President at the Aspen Institute and the Executive Director of the its Ascend Program, which focuses on economic security for families. Mosle recently visited Tulsa in order to observe the CareerAdvance program (which has been funded by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the Inasmuch Foundation, and the Health Profession Opportunities Grant) firsthand.