Networking Hour Organizations

Networking Hour Organizations


The ACLU of Oklahoma is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, a national not-for-profit, non-partisan, voluntary organization founded in 1920. Its purpose is to protect those rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights such as freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances, freedom of association, the right to privacy, the right to due process of law and the right to equal protection under the law.

Avenu Consulting

A boutique firm specializing in public relations, politic consulting & business development.

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Child Care Resource Center

Our organization provides support for families with their child care needs, as well as support for early childhood professionals.

Community Action Project (CAP)

CAP Tulsa is one of the largest anti-poverty agencies 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. Our goal is that children enter school prepared for success, families create a nurturing and secure environment for their children and that families are connected to one another.

Community Service Council

Established in 1941, the Community Service Council aims to be a leader in confronting challenges to health, social, education and economic opportunities, and strategically advancing effective community-based solutions. We do this through research, planning, networking, and mobilizing resources.

SPI Alumni can be involved through: Internships, Practicum, Volunteer Positions, local Public Policy engagement, large variety of special projects not limited to organizational support for Fellowship projects.

The Community Service Council (Tulsa Carrera Program)

The Tulsa Carrera Program at Union Public Schools (UPS) is an evidence-based, primary adolescent pregnancy prevention program that provides 1,200 “at promise” students in grades 6-11 with intensive, year-round academic, emotional and social support. The program’s medically

accurate seven components are integrated within the UPS school day: mental health services; self-expression; vision, dental and medical support; education; job club; family life and sexuality education (FLSE); and lifetime individual sports. This integrated school model also includes a summer program and follows students through high school and beyond.

The Tulsa Carrera Program boasts a multi-disciplinary team made up of MPHs, LCSWs, Educators, and other Masters level professionals who make a difference in each student’s life. The holistic program has 50+ staff members in the second largest public school in Tulsa County. For more information, please contact Kamaria Monmouth, Development Associate at

Council on American-Islamic Relations Oklahoma Chapter

The Council on American-Islamic Relations Oklahoma Chapter is a 501(c)(3) grassroots civil rights and advocacy group, aiming to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. Established in 2006 by a group of local Muslims, CAIR-Oklahoma serves the entire state of Oklahoma through its Oklahoma City office. CAIR-Oklahoma is a chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group with chapters nationwide.

CAIR-OK frequently hosts events around our mission including workshops and seminars discussing Islamophobia, community coalition building, interfaith cooperation, and anti-racist activism that SPI Alumni are welcome to attend or volunteer at these events. CAIR-OK also offers a summer leadership program, the Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium, to students 18-25 each summer. In addition, CAIR-OK offers internships during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters in the following subject areas – Government Affairs, Events and Operations, Executive Leadership, and Legal/Civil Rights. These internships are open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Law students are encouraged to apply for the Legal/Civil Rights internship. All CAIR-OK events, programs, and internships are open to anyone, regardless of faith, race, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

George Kaiser Family Foundation

George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) is a charitable organization based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Type I 509(a)3 supporting organization of the Tulsa Community Foundation, dedicated to providing equal opportunity for young children in our community through investments in early childhood education, community health, social services, and civic enhancement.

Iron Gate Tulsa

We feed the hungry of Tulsa – Every Day

SPI Alumni can be involved through research, volunteer efforts, or interviews, etc.

Kendall Whittier Incorporated

Kendall Whittier Incorporated is a home-grown organization incorporating self-sufficiency for our neighbors through food security, nutritional health, and well-being.

We are always looking for volunteers to assist in our Emergency Food Pantry and Community Gardens Program. We also need volunteers to assist in our fundraising efforts, with various community events, and in service on our Board of Directors.

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc.

Legal Aid’s mission is to be a partner in the community making equal justice for all a reality.

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. (LASO) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides civil legal assistance to low-income persons throughout Oklahoma.

SPI Alumni could use us as subject matter experts, include us on research and refer potential clients to us.

Mental Health Association Oklahoma

Today, mental illness affects people of all ages, races, cultures and social status. Major depression is the leading cause of disability in ages 15-44. Mental disorders have a significant impact on absenteeism, productivity and business profitability. Early detection and intervention play a critical role in successful treatment and recovery. Our programs are designed to help achieve victory over mental illness and to prevent mental disorders.

Whether we focus on housing, education, advocacy, support, recovery, youth or service, our programs work because of the professional staff and the numerous caring and dedicated volunteers who provide insight and support to those seeking assistance.

We are driven to envision new ways to promote mental health and support those living with mental illnesses in our community. We partner with many local and national non-profits to help eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness and other disabilities, to identify gaps in services, and to promote access to effective treatment.

Every day we work to build and improve the lives of the people we serve, so that they may be one day closer to victory over mental illness.


CURE is a national multi-issue organization which works to reduce crime through reform of the criminal justice system. CURE strives to insure just treatment for prisoners, victims, and their families.

CURE believes systematic changes must be made in the Criminal Justice systems throughout the U.S. CURE believes that educating the public is the most effective way to achieve this end. CURE is supported by concerned citizens who realize that locking up millions of people is not a solution.

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits is a nonprofit organization equipping and strengthening the Oklahoma nonprofit sector through training, consulting, advocacy, membership, networking and awards.

Our mission is “building better communities through effective nonprofits.”

The Standards for Excellence® clinic series is the Center’s flagship program. It is nationally-renowned and tailored to Oklahoma nonprofits, offering them an ethics and accountability model they can apply to their own organizations. Public policy and membership serves as the advocacy arm of the Center. These programs act as the unified voice of the nonprofit sector in the legislature and throughout the community.

Oklahoma Health Care Authority

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority is the primary entity in the state of Oklahoma charged with controlling costs of state-purchased health care. The agency must balance this fiscal responsibility with two, equally important goals: Assuring that state-purchased health care meets acceptable standards of care; Ensuring that citizens of Oklahoma who rely on state-purchased health care are served in a progressive and positive system.

OU-Tulsa MPA

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is the preferred graduate degree for public officials, policy analysts and nonprofit leaders. This program immerses students in real-world projects that build their skill sets and offers lively political discourse, exploring the many facets of our government’s (and nonprofits’) purpose. Designed with working adults in mind, the MPA program emphasizes flexibility and accessibility. The OU-Tulsa campus offers MPA courses in night, weekend and online formats. Most students complete the degree within two years. Learn more at

SPI alumni can increase their knowledge of policy and nonprofit management by applying to and pursuing the MPA program at OU-Tulsa! Alumni can also engage with the program by using our MPA students as a resource for real-world problem solving. Oftentimes, MPA faculty members use nonprofits and public agencies in class for projects students can tackle – we would love for alumni to partner with our program in this way.

Planned Parenthood Great Plains

We envision a compassionate world where every woman’s choices are respected. We envision an informed citizenry where every decision regarding sexuality is private and honored. We envision a just society where everyone has access to the highest quality affordable reproductive health care. This is a sweeping vision. But it begins right here at home in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma: one patient, one family, one community at a time. At Planned Parenthood Great Plains, we know that medical, educational, and advocacy efforts across our region are first and foremost a personal commitment, for every staff member and volunteer. In order to realize this vision in our communities we work tirelessly toward fulfilling our mission: To ensure that every individual has the knowledge, opportunity, and freedom to make informed private decisions about reproductive and sexual health.

We are looking for policy oriented individuals to become advocates in their community for Planned Parenthood, helping us provide honest education with fearless advocacy across our affiliate.

Take Control Initiative

The Take Control Initiative empowers women with the choice of when to have children through education, outreach and free clinical services for long acting reversible contraception (LARC). The Take Control Initiative provides qualifying women of reproductive age with their choice of Mirena, Skyla, Liletta, ParaGard, or Nexplanon for free.

We provide education sessions on how to refer to our program. Also, we are very involved in reproductive health and pay attention to state and national data as well as policy on all things reproductive health and can be used as a resource. We are also seeking out ways to expand our outreach and knowledge about LARC on college campuses and could use some college-age perspective and leadership on local campuses.

The University of Tulsa College of Law

The University of Tulsa College of Law is a private institution offering an academically congenial atmosphere where students become practice-ready through a rigorous academic curriculum and participation in experiential learning programs, including externships and the on-campus legal clinic; award-winning law journals; student organizations; and competitive moot court teams.

We are happy to work with any SPI Alumni who may have an interest in pursuing legal education. We can meet to discuss the application process and requirements.

Tulsa Regional Chamber

Northeast Oklahoma’s leading business-driven membership organization, dedicated to promoting and advancing quality of life and economic development in the Tulsa region.

Best practices for business-driven legislative advocacy; regional and state contacts; economic development expertise; connecting with Tulsa-area jobs and employers.

Women Lead Oklahoma

Women Lead’s mission is to empower Oklahoma women to lead. We envision an Oklahoma where all women are confident, empowered to define their own success, motivated to act, community focused, and civically engaged. We are an action-oriented, collaborative, inclusive organization that acknowledges unique and diverse experiences of all women in Oklahoma. We provide Oklahoma women with education, resources, and networking that inspires them to take action in their communities and affect real and lasting change.

SPI Alumni could apply for internships, attend Women Lead Network meetings, participate in workshops, and volunteer.