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CAP Tulsa, a community action agency, is focused on interrupting the cycle of poverty. We provide high-quality early education services for young children, as well as a range of supportive services designed to improve the economic status of their parents.

CAP Tulsa is the largest anti-poverty agency in Oklahoma. We believe every family and every child deserves the same opportunity for success. This is achieved by empowering low-income families with the education and tools they need to break the cycle of poverty. CAP Tulsa provides the support and guidance with early childhood education and comprehensive enrichment programs for the entire family.

CAP Tulsa specifically focuses on a two generation approach that aims not only to prepare young children for future success in school, but also their parents through programs designed to increase parenting skills, employability and earning potential.

CAP Tulsa serves more than 2,000 of Tulsa’s low-income children in 10 early childhood centers across the county and through the Learning@Home home visitation program. CAP employs more than 630 staff members and coordinates the work of 100 volunteers and interns.

Mission

Our mission is to help young children in lower-income families grow up and achieve economic success.

Vision

Our vision for the future is that children grow up and achieve economic success so that their children are not born into poverty.

Method

Our method is to combine high-quality early childhood education with innovative family services and resources.

Our two-generation approach aims not only to prepare young children for future success in school, but also to help their parents succeed through programs designed to increase parenting skills, employability and earning potential.

Every child and family deserves equitable opportunities to succeed.

Core Values

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  • Accountability
    Acting with CAP Tulsa’s mission in mind and holding ourselves accountable for intended results
  • Data-Driven Decision-Making
    Using data to make thoughtful and well-informed decisions
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
    Cultivating an inclusive, respectful, and equitable environment for our children, families, and employees
  • Empowerment
    Exercising the freedom and obligation to challenge each other respectfully
  • Excellence
    Achieving the highest measure of quality in all that we do
  • Growth
    Helping all people reach their full potential
  • Honesty, Integrity and Transparency
    Doing what’s right and aboveboard
  • Innovation
    Pursuing continuous improvement and encouraging experimentation to achieve desired outcomes
  • Positive Intent
    Assuming the best and giving others the benefit of the doubt
  • Respect
    Treating all people with dignity and respect

Our Impact

We provide support and guidance to low-income families though early childhood education and comprehensive enrichment programs for the entire family.

In Tulsa, 1 out of every 4 children under age five lives in poverty.

CAP Tulsa is working to ensure that these children reach their full developmental potential by the end of third grade.

CAP Tulsa children with two or more years of high-quality early childhood education perform better in school and have parents who are more involved.

How does CAP Tulsa help?
We combine effective early childhood education with supports that promote nurturing parenting and family financial stability.

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