Partner With Us
There are many ways that community members, local businesses, and faith and civic organizations can support the students, teachers, school leaders, and families at Tulsa Public Schools: from volunteering in our schools and classrooms to funding important programs and services. Regardless of your area of interest or time and capacity, we have a place for you here in the Tulsa Public Schools family!
The Foundation for Tulsa Schools is a community based 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission of building a better community through the support of Tulsa Public Schools. Since its formation, the Foundation for Tulsa Schools has raised more than $20 million in support of Tulsa Public Schools. Key priorities have included the support of Teacher Leader Effectiveness, Community Schools, STEM education, teacher professional development, and novice teacher supports. In 2016, the Foundation for Tulsa Schools launched “Together for Tulsa,” an individual giving campaign that raised over $1.3 million in two months to support teacher professional development and provide grants to every classroom teacher to purchase supplies and materials for students.
In January 2018, the Foundation for Tulsa Schools acquired the Partners in Education program from the Tulsa Regional Chamber. Partners in Education unites businesses and the community with schools for the common goal of increasing the quality of education for all students in Tulsa Public Schools while involving the community in the development of its own economic future. Over the past 34 years, the program has engaged thousands of volunteers and built strong relationships between more than 500 community organizations and Tulsa-area schools. The Foundation for Tulsa Schools plans to continue the impact of the program by connecting closely with individual schools and building new partnerships.
We welcome parent and community volunteers in our schools! Check with your child's teacher(s) or school leadership team to find out how you can help out before, during, and after the school day. Volunteers must complete an application and security screening. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Reading Partners is a national nonprofit that partners with elementary schools to help students develop strong literacy skills. Our volunteer reading partners help students struggling with developing the reading skills they need to succeed in school and in life. Reading Partners is an evidence-based and community-driven organization that welcomes volunteers from all walks of life to help make a difference for Tulsa children.
Strong school and family partnerships are integral to the academic, social, and emotional well-being of our students. We welcome our parents, guardians, and families to be involved with their child's schools as volunteers, advocates, and partners in education. Join the school Parent/Teacher Association and attending meetings regularly is a great way to stay engaged with your child's school community.
The Office of Data Strategy and Analytics has a Research and Evaluation Services team which reviews and approves all internal and external research and survey projects conducted within Tulsa Public Schools. We are committed to supporting and conducting quality research in the important topics of public education, urban education, student performance, accountability systems, program coherence and staff and student trust. The Research and Evaluation team is available to Tulsa Public Schools staff at all stages of internal research design, from conception, methodology support, research review/approval and program evaluation. Contact 918-746-NERD (6373) or email@example.com for questions or more information.