On April 25th, local leaders from non-profits, businesses, churches, the social sector, and all walks of life came together for a critical conversation about the foster care crisis in Oklahoma. This was the third annual forum hosted by the 111Project. www.111project.org.
Better Block OKC is a community revitalization project that temporarily demonstrates how to improve a street with pedestrian and public infrastructure mixed with art, culture, pop-up businesses and street life. A group of OU Big Event volunteers spent a day volunteering at the Farmer’s Market district in OKC to help prepare the location for Better Block’s upcoming event on May 4th, 2013.
Family Builders works to strengthen families to prevent child abuse, neglect and other family violence. On April 13, 2013, A team of OU Big Event volunteers spent a day painting the classrooms at Family Builders with a coat of fresh paint.
On April 13, 2013, a large group of students from OU’s Big Event spent the day volunteering at Angel Cove Retirement and Senior Care Community. Mike Fansler, the owner of Angel Cove, explains what the volunteers did and how much of a help it was to their center.
On April 13, 2013, more than 5,000 students, faculty and staff from the University of Oklahoma gathered on the North Oval of the campus for OU’s official day of community Service, the Big Event.
The Big Event was established as a way for the university to say “thank-you” to the variety of organizations in the Norman-Oklahoma City area that provide unsurpassed support to OU, its students, programs and organizations. The Big Event benefits 150 vital community organizations, performing tasks they would not usually be able to do.
OKC GOOD brings you this short recap of Family Builders’ “Walk a Mile” Luncheon on April 4, 2013 at the Oklahoma History Center. Family Builders hosts this annual event to share stories with the community about their fight to end child abuse in central Oklahoma
The Center for Children and Families Inc. in Norman hosts an annual Neighborhood Block Party with Trinity Baptist Church and Wilson Elementary School in Norman. The event is free and open to the public and has been going on for nearly 15 years.
Marked OKC exists to mobilize the Church to engage in a Biblical response to marginalized women locally and globally. The Spero Project runs and organizes Marked OKC events annually. OKC GOOD brings you this brief recap of Marked OKC from March 3, 2013.
Loveworks runs after-school programs for middle school students in Norman, and this video highlights their “Pretty Tough” week, during which students focused on their identity as men and women.
This video was recorded on February 9th, 2013 during Startup Weekend at the University of Oklahoma.