The event focuses on providing educational information and building strong partnerships with parents, stakeholders and concerned citizens in the McLain feeder pattern.
The extravaganza highlights areas critical to providing a quality education, including: promoting safe learning environments; community support for education; connecting schools with families and the community; and encouraging parental involvement in their child’s education.
“We look forward to another great turnout for the Extravaganza, as it has become a back-to-school tradition for many North Tulsa families,” said Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, NTEDi president. “It’s a fun afternoon event that allows parents, teachers and the community to become engaged in the education of our children. As our district continues on a journey to Destination Excellence, it’s important that we all come together to support academic excellence for all students.”
Each school in the McLain feeder pattern will have a booth and principals will be on hand to provide education and resource information for parents and students. Other booths will include community-based organizations, TPS employment opportunities, applications for the free and reduced-price meal program and PowerSchool demonstrations.
The first 200 students to arrive will receive a free backpack with school supplies, and drawings will be held during the event. Special activities include student performances, entertainment and refreshments will be provided for participants.
“Tomorrows Leaders, Excelling Today!”
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.
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
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.
Amongst the highest priorities that municipalities should be concerned with is creating jobs, improving the tax base.
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!!!
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.