The Power of Families Project

Building equitable early childhood experiences

Through the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Power of Families is a grant-funded project of the Center for Community School Strategies (formerly TACSI). As families and schools advocate and lead together, the Power of Families Project serves as a catalyst for stronger family representation within school administrative decision making, as well as equitable resources and systems that promote the success of all children. Learn more about the promotora model >

Program overview piece

2016 Data Reports >

2017 Highlights >

  • 900 Latino families in Tulsa served through our program in 2017.

  • 1,000 home visits made to Latino families to provide support for early childhood education. 

  • 842 individuals attended our family engagement events 

  • 8 baby book clubs were coordinated at various schools throughout Tulsa
    2 museums partnered with us to provide fun activities and early childhood learning for Latino families (Philbrook and Gilcrease museums)

  • We also coordinated and led summer transition activities at Union Public Schools for children entering Kindergarten and provided referrals for families to get the services and resources they need. 

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Maria Elena Kuykendall

This initiative aligns with CSC’s overall strategic plan.  Learn More

Our Partners

  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Tulsa Public Schools
  • Union Public Schools
  • Florida State University 
  • The families we serve

Overview Video > English

Overview Video > Spanish

Our Work

  • Expand the capacity of Tulsa area families, friend and neighbor care environments to provide 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
  • Increase families’ knowledge of resources and develop a dense social network within schools to support them in care giving and advocacy for their child

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