North Tulsa Economic  Development Initiative

Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time

NTEDi 6th Annual Book Scholarship Awards Celebration, May 17, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame was Amazing!!!

“Tomorrows Leaders, Excelling Today!”

Caroline Bennett


Thursday, May 17, 2018: The North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative (NTEDi) nonprofit organization invites you to support and participate in our 6th Annual Book Scholarship Awards Celebration on May 17, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. The theme for the celebration is “Tomorrows Leaders, Excelling Today!”. 


The Book Scholarship Awards Celebration will be 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. Caroline Bennett, a dynamic Speaker, inspired by her realities and dreams, her passion, purpose, and hustle in life illuminates the lived experience of Black girls and their truths. She uses spoken word, story-telling and song as tools of liberation and resistance to join with Black girls who have been silenced by their past and/or paralyzed by their fears. Caroline believes “Black girls have a right and a reason to survive, 'come alive', and thrive in educational spaces, ‘da streets’ and other institutional spaces that try to “steal, kill and destroy” our identities.” -Caroline Bennett

On a full-ride scholarship at The Ohio State University, Bennett recently graduated with Master’s degree in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality studies. Attending and graduating from two Predominately White Institutions (PWI’s), her position as a Black woman has afforded her a unique “outside-within” status. She was committed to transforming the academy and classrooms from the inside out and privileging the knowledge she possesses to write, sing, speak and live as access- bridging a gap for the communities she writes with, for and to.

Born and raised on the north Side of Tulsa, Oklahoma she is a proud product of the hood. Bennett is notorious for saying, “The ‘Streets’ #RaisedMe, The University of Oklahoma #GroomedMe and The Ohio State University #BloomedMe” in efforts to acknowledge how although her formal schooling has taken place in institutional settings she’d be remised if she didn’t pay homage to where she passed her “first tests”- in ‘da streets.’ Caroline challenges society’s construction and hierarchizing of knowledge and the forms it takes.

We would be pleased if you would support our Book Scholarship Awards Celebration that will be held on May 17, 2018 at Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. Support may be provided through sponsorship, purchase of table or purchase of individual tickets at $50 each. Can we count on your sponsorship or purchase of tickets. NTEDi will be awarding 6 book scholarships to deserving students on May 17, 2018.

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum $800

Gold $500

Silver $400

Payment can be mailed to:

NTEDi | P.O. Box 6201 | Tulsa, OK 74148-0447

City of Tulsa Council Meeting

The regular City Council meeting are held Wednesday 

beginning at 5:00 pm.

in the Council Chamber of 

City Hall, 175 E. 2nd St. Tulsa, OK

City Council Agenda Item April 11, 2018: Healthy Neighborhoods Overlay aka 180 Day Moratorium becoming Permanent in North Tulsa - Passed 5-2 by City Council.

(Healthy Neighborhoods Overlay) requested by the Tulsa City Council, amending the City of Tulsa Zoning Code to establish regulations of a Special Area overlay district, to include Small Box Discount and Grocery Stores as specific retail use types to include table notes for Small Box Discount stores, to include Small Box Discount and Grocery Stores as specific retail use types, and to establish minimum motor vehicle parking ratios for such stores. [UED 4/4/18; CC 4/4/18; CC 4/11/18] 18- CLICK HERE FOR BACK-UP DOCUMENTATION.

Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time

The North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative (NTEDi) a nonprofit 501 (C) (3) is organized to provide leadership for the north Tulsa community based on economic development endeavors, and to improve the wellbeing and quality of life for individuals in the community. NTEDi provides a continuous source of vision, inspiration, innovation and constructive influence in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Key projects and the work of NTEDi are focused on Creating, Investing, and Advocating to Build Wealth in the north Tulsa community, as we support businesses in the community. NTEDi is also focused on promoting quality housing and homeownership in north Tulsa. NTEDi continues to work with the Tulsa community, partners and stakeholders to develop, lead and promote the many great assets in north Tulsa, such as: Good Highway access, 36th Street North Corridor Area, Higher Education beyond high school, Close proximity to downtown, Gilcrease Museum, Land available for development, Neighborhood Schools, Shoppes on Peoria, and the Peoria Connection (Corridor).  NTEDi is committed to operating with the highest standard of integrity and serve a as a model for the responsible management and use of human and financial resources.

  • 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 Tulsa would not demonstrate that the City is concerned about economic development, building the workforce and healthier communities in the near future.
  • A moratorium in north Tulsa 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.

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The question that the City Council and the Community Leaders should continue to ask, what would people in the community do if the small discount stores had chosen not to investment in the community. We are not against a full service store, we need several in the north Tulsa community. However, if the same items sold are unhealthy if sold in a small discount store, than perhaps you can explain to us why they are healthier if sold in a full service store. 

North Tulsa Back 2 School

“Parent/Community Enrichment Extravaganza"

Appreciates our Sponsors for their contribution to students: EduCare, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Lobeck/Taylor Foundation, Metropolitan Baptist Churh, American Heritage Bank, Tulsa Teachers Credit Union and others...Thank You!!!

Become Involved in NTEDi

NTEDi members nurtured an idea conceived more than nine (9) years ago by former 

Mayor Kathy Taylor and citizens in north Tulsa, who saw it beneficial to pursue 

works collectively to improve 

Retail/Business Development, H

ousing/Home-ownership, Education, Workforce Development and Marketing efforts in North Tulsa.