The Thrive Tulsa Showcase took place virtually on October 2, 2020. The Showcase provided a platform for Thrive Tulsa class members to present their community impact projects. Hosted by Jesse Ulrich and Chris Miller of Pod 4 Good (which was itself a Thrive Tulsa project the previous year), the program featured six presentations followed by a chat with the project lead, all streamed live via Facebook. The virtual Showcase allowed these Tulsans’ ideas to be shared broadly and safely with the Tulsa community.
The GAMAS Project
by Tara Payne
GAMAS is a project that was birthed out of a desire to see families in zip codes that have been deemed as food deserts have access not only to fresh, healthy and organic food, but the knowledge that empowers them to produce this food on their own in an effort to improve health outcomes, self-efficacy, entrepreneurship and hopefully an increased desire in agriculture in Black and Brown communities.
Interns for Good
by Kate Tillotson
Interns for Good is a remote paid internship program designed to support the needs of underserved and overlooked talent populations within Northeastern Oklahoma. Interns for Good focuses student-centered internship creation and placement, obtaining additional certifications and credentials, and placing our interns into meaningful full-time family-sustaining wage employment.
Community partners are Workforce Tulsa, The University of Tulsa, and Northeastern State University.
Working Caregivers Survey
by Honey Caranzo and Ceci Martin-Smith
The Working Caregivers Survey seeks to collect data about the supports currently provided to working caregivers by their employers, and ask what working caregivers find the most supportive from their employers. Honey and Ceci plan to share the results with the community to inform best practices and inspire future projects to improve the working caregiver experience in Tulsa.
Tulsa Healthcare Decisions Day
by Britni Smith
Only 22% of Oklahomans have an advance directive. Because of this, Tulsa Healthcare Decisions Day was created as a local effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making and encourage the public to take action by documenting their healthcare wishes and engaging in conversations with family and friends. With continued effort, the percentage of Oklahomans with an advance directive will increase, helping individuals and families have a better understanding of advance care planning and navigating serious illness or medical crisis.
Black Vibe Tulsa
by Jameelah Stuckey
Black Vibe Tulsa is a platform that houses and promotes black owned businesses as well as events for Black Tulsans by Black Tulsans. Black Vibe Tulsa seeks to inspire and empower the Black community to develop and create tailored events for the Black community.
The HeART of North Tulsa: Fine Arts Academy
by Jayme Broome
This project is designed to give North Tulsa Youth more access and exposure to the Fine Arts by providing extensive instruction in the various art forms.
Partner Organization: Latimer-Cooksey Arts and Cultural Foundation