Improving Oklahomans’ Lives through Research, Planning and Action 

Our mission is to be a leader in confronting challenges to health, social, education and economic opportunities, and strategically advancing effective community-based solutions.

Expert Leadership

For 75 years, we have provided leadership for community planning and mobilization of resources using a collective impact model to meet health and human service needs. 

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Data-Informed Solutions

We convene the community around key trends and issues affecting Oklahomans, promoting data-informed decisions to effectively invest in all people across the lifespan. 

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Innovative Initiatives

We sponsor and support multiple results-based initiatives, all focused on identifying community needs, analyzing data and formulating steps for improvement and future success.

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Spotlight > Our Work

Building equitable early childhood experiences

The Power of Families Project, an extension of CSC’s Center for Community School Strategies, serves as a catalyst for building successful equitable early childhood experiences for children who are not able to access formal early childhood programs and/or whose first language is not English. Since 2015, our team of Promotoras have served 180 families.  

Did You Know?

Our Power of Families Project utilizes a Promotora model, which is a lay community advisor who receives specialized training to provide basic information in the community. Promotoras serve as liaisons between their neighborhood, schools and community based organizations, serving families as an advocate, educator, mentor and outreach worker. Through trusting relationships, Promotoras help increase families’ knowledge of resources and develop social networks within their child’s school, all of which help create necessary equitable opportunities for the successful development of Latino children.

Spotlight > Data

The new CSC Data Center, fully launching in 2017, is a premier, comprehensive source for data on population trends, socioeconomic conditions, health and well-being, and other important community indicators that shine a critical light on the challenges and opportunities currently facing Oklahomans. Read our latest Data Blast >


CSC is home to the Census Information Center of Eastern Oklahoma which helps data users across the state access, analyze and interpret census data by publishing a multitude of population and socioeconomic data trend reports and by providing various data training opportunities. Learn More >


The second volume of our Who Is Tulsa? Series spotlights trends related to children under age 5 in Tulsa County.

Who Is Tulsa?: Young Children Report VISIT THE NEW CSC DATA CENTER 

Latest News

10.19 | CSC To Host Legislative Fellows from Pakistan

CSC is pleased to again host legislative fellows from Pakistan this month, coordinated through the Tulsa Global Alliance. Both incoming fellows are from Islamabad, Federal Capital, Pakistan, and have hopes that the exchange program with CSC will enhance their capacity in reforms, social justice, multiculturalism and democracy, and widen their perspectives in understanding new approaches that have improved women’s roles in American society. Welcome to CSC!

10.18 | CSC's Jan Figart Receives Esteemed Nursing Award

CSC’s Jan Figart received the 2016 Nursing Impact on Public Policy award by the Oklahoma Nurses Association to honor her innovative work utilizing nursing theory, knowledge and skills in a practice setting. Jan will be honored by peers October 21st at the Hyatt Regency in Tulsa as a role model of consistently high quality nursing practice who enhances the image of professional nursing.

10.16 | CSC Team Delivers Successful Community Health Fair

On Oct. 15, in collaboration with OSU and Coalition of Hispanic Organizations, CSC’s Power of Families Project and Conexiones team organized a Latino Community Health Fair at TPS’s Disney Elementary. Forty organizations provided health screenings to approximately 600 individuals. CSC conducts this work to build the capacity of local public schools to engage Latino families while serving individuals who need assistance.

10.14 | CSC and Partners Pioneer New Drug Testing Protocol

CSC’s Robin Hicks of our Children’s Behavioral Health Team has collaborated this past year with IDTA, Tulsa County Juvenile Division District Judges, DHS, ODMHSAS and Substance Abuse Treatment Providers to identify issues within our child welfare system, such as the ongoing needs of families involved affected by substance abuse.

The team then developed a new drug testing protocol and substance abuse training. After a successful 90 day pilot, Hicks and others presented the new protocol training on October 14th to a packed room of approximately 140 child welfare professionals. The new protocol is a paradigm shift – implementing best practice, collaboration, and cost savings to the state. Tulsa County is the first in Oklahoma to pioneer this new approach.

10.12 | QuikTrip Surprises CSC Staff with Donation Check

On Oct. 12, the QuikTrip Employee Contributions Committee visited the Community Service Council to learn more about the impact CSC is making in the community. CEO Kevin Burr and Program Director Laura Ross-White were surprised with a generous contribution check to CSC at the conclusion of the meeting. A heartfelt THANK YOU! to our generous partners at QuikTrip.

9.28 | CSC Welcomes John Gonsalves as Director of Finance

We are pleased to announce that John Gonsalves has accepted the position of CSC Director of Finance effective September 28, 2016. John comes to CSC with more than 15 years of non-profit leadership experience, having served most recently as Controller for the Youth Empowerment Project in New Orleans, LA and prior to that as Director of Finance and Administration for Tulsa Habitat for Humanity. Welcome to the CSC family John!

Upcoming Events

10.3 | Call for Proposals! Int'l Infant & Toddler Conference

5th International Infant and Toddler Conference
A World of Possibilities: It All Starts Here
April 6 – 8, 2017
Pre-Conference April 5, 2017
Downtown Doubletree Hotel, Tulsa

We are looking for innovative, compelling and inspirational presentations to expand the field of infant and toddler early care and learning. Learn more >

10.15 | Latino Community Health Fair

CSC’s Power of Families Project will host this free and open to the community health fair in partnership with Tulsa Public Schools, OSU-Tulsa, and the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations. The event will be held at Disney Elementary and will offer health-related resources and free services to families, with an emphasis on reaching Latino families and immigrants. Learn More >

10.25 | Webinar: Services Covered Under the Affordable Care Act

CSC’s Jan Figart will present a three-part webinar on October 25, “Improving the Health of Women, Children and Men: A Primer on Preventive Services Covered Under the Affordable Care Act” as part of CSC’s Healthy Start initiative. The first webinar will be live followed by two prerecorded webinars available for viewing shortly following the live webinar. Register here >

10.27 | Empowering Oklahoma Women Conference

CSC’s 3rd Annual Empowering Oklahoma’s Women Conference is Thursday, October 27 at OU-Tulsa. Register through the link included in flyer (click below). This year’s event will focus on Postpartum Depression, the Two-Generation Approach and Fatherhood Engagement.
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12.8 | Gangs 101 Course on Tulsa's Street Gangs

This free event, presented by Community Service Council in cooperation with Oklahoma Gang Investigators Association, will instruct participants on understanding local gang identifiers, recruitment methods and activities.
Thursday, December 8th, 9 am – 4 pm
OU -Tulsa Learning Center
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