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, CSC has provided leadership for community-based 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

Tulsa Healthy Start

Tulsa Healthy Start is focused on creating healthy outcomes to reduce infant mortality and providing parent support to create the most favorable foundation for infant and child development.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW >

Infant Mortality Rate is the number of infant deaths per every 1,000 live births. It is used as an indicator to measure the health and well-being of a community. Oklahoma’s infant mortality rate consistently remains above the national rate.

U.S. rate: 6 in 1,000 births*
Oklahoma rate: 8 in 1,000 births**
*The World Bank**Oklahoma State Department of Health

Educational Videos

NEW! Early Literacy Video Series produced by the Sprouts Child Development Initiative informs parents on literacy skills and developmental milestones by age group: infant, toddler and preschool. View the Videos >

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. Our Data Center team compiles data around several key focus areas to provide leaders, partner agencies, service providers and residents with a clear picture of Oklahoma to support informed decisions and policy. Read our latest e-newsletter Data Blast >

DID YOU KNOW? 

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. Census Information Centers are recognized as official partners of the U.S. Census Bureau, serving to improve access to and utilization of census data to underserved communities. Learn More >

As a Census Information Center we provide community access to census data and trainings on using this data for research, planning and decision-making.

NEW FROM OUR DATA CENTER > 

Who Is Tulsa?: Young Children Report 

CSC Celebrates 75 Years

In 1941, CSC was formed to bring social agencies together to communicate, identify issues of shared concern, and explore ways to work cooperatively to better serve people in need. Now 75 years later, CSC remains a convener, researcher, forecaster, planner, partner, advisor and catalyst for change in Oklahoma. To celebrate this longstanding service, CSC leaders, supporters, staff and friends gathered at the Christiansen Jet Center on August 4th to honor our veterans and recognize CSC partners and leaders in a 1940s-themed memorial event. Read our Story >

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Latest News

CSC Welcomes Kevin Burr as New CEO

On Tuesday, August 16, CSC’s Board of Directors announced Kevin Burr as new Chief Executive Officer. The announcement comes after the forthcoming retirement of Phil Dessauer, Jr., who has led CSC for thirty-two years. Burr will assume his new position on September 6, 2016. Read the announcement in Tulsa World >

CSC Celebrates 75 Years of Serving Oklahoma

In 2016, CSC celebrates our 75th year of research, planning and action around improving the lives of Oklahomans. Throughout these seven decades, the Community Service Council has continuously brought people together to research, plan, coordinate action, and assess progress to address some of Oklahoma’s most critical social service, health, education and civic challenges. Read Our Story >
See the Photos from our Aug. 4 Celebration Event!

CSC Awarded Grant to Increase Access to Fresh Foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant to CSC to increase fruit and vegetable consumption through the Double Up Oklahoma (DUO) program. Read More >

New CSC Data Report: Young Children in Tulsa County

The second volume of CSC’s Who Is Tulsa? Series spotlights conditions and trends specifically related to children under age 5 in Tulsa and Tulsa County. Read The Report >

2-1-1 Publishes Tulsa Back-to-School Assistance Guide

CSC’s 2-1-1 Helpline released its 2016 Tulsa County “Back-to-School Guide to Assistance Programs”, a directory for families featuring resources for clothing, school supplies, backpacks and immunizations. View or Download the Guide >

CCRC Awarded Grant to become a Resilience Hub

This month our Child Care Resource Center was awarded a two-year $165,000 grant from Child Care Aware of America to serve as a community Resilience Hub in the event of emergencies or natural disasters. Learn More >

Upcoming Events

8.9.16 | Understanding Trauma in the Classroom

Free training open to the community! For teachers, principals and anyone who works with children and families. The panel will discuss strategies, interventions and myths about adverse childhood experiences. Learn More >

8.18.16 | Bridges Out of Poverty Training

Facilitated by Colleen Ayres-Griffin, LPC, LADC, Senior Planner for CSC, this training focuses on how to address and reduce poverty in a comprehensive way. Location is at CSC on Aug. 18 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Cost is $15. Contact Lisa Jeannel to register.

9.10.16 | Tulsa Stand Down for Homeless Veterans

On September 10, a collective group of nearly 45 community agencies and businesses will serve approximately 350 homeless Veterans or those at risk of homelessness at First United Methodist Church in downtown Tulsa. Learn More >

9.12.16 | Trauma in the Early Life Stages

Free! This one day workshop will feature Dr. Gloria Castro, Clinical Psychologist for San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
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9.24.16 | Community Baby Shower

On September 24, 2016 from 11 am – 2 pm, Community Service Council, Tulsa Health Department, and the Family Health Coalition will host its second annual Community Baby Shower at Booker T. Washington High School in collaboration with several partners and vendors. The event will provide new parents with supplies and resources to promote safe sleep, breastfeeding and pediatric care. Email Laura Ross-White to learn more >

10.15.16 | 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 >