Schools Are Central to Communities.
OKCPS Superintendent Robert Neu stated that our city's statistics show that our minority children are "dying on the vine" as they disproportionately lack the same opportunities to build a foundation from which to thrive academically. Academic studies show that minority students who are not able to read by 3rd grade are 8x more likely to drop out of high school.
By surrounding our Northeast Oklahoma City schools with support, we are able to come alongside and serve our classrooms and teachers so that we can all work together to make our schools a place where children, educators and the community thrive. We believe that even if budgets are low, we can make our teachers so appreciated and our students feel so hopeful that success is inevitable.
we believe that the solution is relationship, and that it takes the whole community!
As a part of the larger community development organization RestoreOKC, Stone of Hope researches and develops best practices for creating collaborative community around schools and through the Northeast Oklahoma City community. We believe that when we utilize the principles of “Asset Based Community Development” we can focus on building sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships of reconciliation that work together to result in the holistic flourishing of our community.
We think the 2019-2020 school year is monumental for OKCPS & we want to make sure its legacy is one where students thrive!
Executive Director, RestoreOKC