The Learning Lab

PARTNERSHIP PROFILE

Shared goal(s): Establish or Sustain community learning hubs/pods/academic-childcare collaborative, Support youth during remote/virtual/online school time learning

Description: 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Tulsa students fully engaged in distance learning, The Opportunity Project, Tulsa Educare, and City Year Tulsa have partnered to provide weekly distance learning support for up to 10 students at a time, with 7 sessions available per week in the fall 2020 semester. The Learning Lab is staffed by a bilingual site coordinator and City Year AmeriCorps member tutors. Each student who attends will receive support for distance learning, SEL skill-building, a healthy meal, STEM activity kits, and free high-interest books. There are also opportunities for enrichment activities, including trauma-informed yoga.

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Lead organization partners: The Opportunity Project, Tulsa Educare, City Year Tulsa, with additional support from Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance, Gaining Ground, and Humble Warrior Collective

Kinds of organization: Advocacy/Intermediary Non-profit Organization, Community-based Non-profit Organization, School/School District

Participant population: Families, Parents/Caregivers/Guardians, Youth (Ages 5-13 or Grades K-8)

Youth development support targetted: Childcare, Relationship with a Caring Adult, Mentor, or Tutor, Social and Emotional Learning/Character Development

Primary funding source: Local Philanthropy

Document: http://brightspots.forumfyi.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Learning-Lab-Nomination-Images.pdf

SUPPORT DETAILS: INITIATIVE, PROGRAM, SERVICE

Timeframe: Fall 2020 (Academic Year)

Location: Oklahoma

Total capacity: 10 students per session, 910 students total for all sessions

Health and safety: Compliance with State/County/City guidance, Limited room occupancy, Multiple hand washing/sanitizing stations, Physical distancing, Required masks for all--adults and youth--on site, Youth temperature checks

How do you address inequity? 

This initiative is a free program for any child in the area. We offer bilingual supports and are rooted in equity through our positive youth development practices. We intentionally targeted recruitment at the schools in proximity to the center, which are Title 1 schools and are in low-income areas.

Contact information: 

Amy Anderson, The Opportunity Project, aanderson@theopp.org

OPTIONAL PARTNERSHIP RESOURCES

Common agenda: We are SUSTAINING this element.

Continuous communication: We are SUSTAINING this element.

Backbone support: We are SUSTAINING this element.

Mutually reinforcing activities: We are SUSTAINING this element.

Shared measurement: We are SUSTAINING this element.

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