North Tulsa Economic  Development Initiative

Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time

North Tulsa Back 2 School

“Parent/Community Enrichment Extravaganza

Greetings from Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative (NTEDi) President. On behalf of NTEDi, I would like to invite you to attend the 13th annual north Tulsa “Back 2 School Parent/Community Enrichment Extravaganza.” The event will take place on August 17th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at McLain Junior/High School, 4929 North Peoria Avenue, Tulsa OK 74126.

During the Back 2 School event we will highlight area north Tulsa schools, ranging from elementary to high schools. Many of the Tulsa Public Schools Principals, serving schools in north Tulsa will be participating in the event. We will also have TPS School Administrators, university professionals and other staff members in attendance.

Last year’s event was a huge success with over 1,100 citizens in attendance. A host of activities will be going on throughout the evening from educational sessions, completing applications for employment, entertainment and fellowship. Backpacks will be available for the first 200 Pre-K – 12th grade students.

The objectives for the “Back 2 School” event are to 1) bring the community together to receive and discuss information regarding curriculum, programs and services that are offered at our schools and in the community, and 2) connect schools, families and the community together to ensure that all students succeed.

This event will serve as a vehicle for concerned citizens to become more involved in the lives of children.

No to Declaring a Moratorium in North Tulsa 

  • A moratorium in north Tulsa would result in a suspension of business development activity (stores, etc.) in certain areas of north Tulsa.
  • A moratorium in north Tulsa would prevent the community from benefitting in future sales tax dollars.
  • A moratorium in north Tulsa would result does not support revitalization plans for the north Tulsa community that residents have been involved in for the past 10 years are more.

Amongst the highest priorities that municipalities should be concerned with is creating jobs, improving the tax base.

  • A moratorium in north Tulsa does not support the creation of jobs or building wealth in the north Tulsa community.
  • A moratorium in north Tulsa disrupts the communities ability advocate for the creating and attracting desirable business into the north Tulsa community; a moratorium does not inspire economic growth.

Vision 2017 - Leadership and Collaboration

The renaissance in North Tulsa is amazing! The strong collaborative effort between the public and private sectors, along with the commitment to the area by all Tulsa citizens, has been the force behind this change. Tulsa’s leadership and citizens have worked together to build a bright future for North Tulsa while preserving its heritage and unique assets. The initiative reflects the importance of tolerance and inclusion and serves as a model for our region.

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Congratulations to our NTEDi Book Scholarship Awards Celebration Recipients!

The North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative (NTEDi) nonprofit organization 5th Annual Book Scholarship Awards Celebration was held on May 19, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The theme of the program is “Character and Education + Persistence = The Power to Succeed.” The Book Scholarship Awards Celebration was held at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame; 111 East First Street, Upper Level; Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The NTEDi Book Scholarship Awards celebration supports the continued education of deserving Tulsa students. The keynote speaker for the evening was Jonathan Townsend, Assistant to the Mayor for Community Development and Policy; Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening is Katiera Winfrey, Channel 6 News Reporter. In addition to presenting award recipients with scholarships, we will provide entertainment and dinner for guests.

“It is imperative that we continue to support students in acquiring the tools they may need to be successful, by providing additional supplemental funds toward the cost of books and school supplies,” said Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, NTEDi president. “NTEDi is delighted to provide some financial support toward college expenses for eligible students.”

NTEDi provides book scholarships in an effort to support students working toward earning a college education. According to, in 2017-2018 the Oklahoma average annual cost for books and supplies at four-year public colleges is $1,286. With your support, NTEDi will be able to award scholarships of $500 each for the purchase of books and school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year.

A special thanks to attendees and sponsors who joined NTEDi for this fabulous celebration. Proceeds from this event supports several deserving students residing in the North Tulsa community.

The 5th Annual NTEDi Book Scholarship Awards Celebration provides assistance to senior high school students who might not otherwise have the resources necessary to purchase books or school supplies required to support their college educational goals.

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