America’s Drive-In to support local public school teachers and students with $15 million commitment over next five years
The OKC School District announces staffing reductions. Our President Mary Mélon comments on the devastation situation.
58 actors, athletes, founders, and philanthropists give over $14 million; support nearly 12,000 classroom requests and challenge the public to join them
A former Oklahoma City Public Schools student, Aubrey McClendon has been one of the most important individuals in the community's recent history as a pioneer in the shale revolution, founder of Chesapeake Energy and American Energy Partners, and a major donor to philanthropic organizations across the region. McClendon was pronounced dead on March 2, 2016, following a car accident in Oklahoma City. The above video highlights McClendon's legacy in the city when he was inducted into the OKCPS Wall of Fame in 2011.
By getting to sit and read with these kids at Adams Elementary once a week, I really get to see the fruits of our labor as well as meet some of these incredible kids that we're helping.
The Oklahoman reported on The Foundation's new program to help bilingual paraprofessionals in the district become certified teachers.
Budget cuts make community support more important than ever