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October 7, 2022

Proposal Writing for Safety

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In fall 2021, Julie and Rebecca with Neighbors Building Neighborhoods assisted the Muskogee Fire Department in applying for a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant to replace radio communications equipment throughout the department. In s...

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October 5, 2022

Fun Activities for Youth

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The Muskogee Teen Center is a safe place for all youth to come and enjoy what we have to offer. That does not just mean after school. The 8th & 9th Grade Center at Alice Robertson teamed up with the Muskogee Teen Center this year to prov...

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October 5, 2022

Girl Scouts, Staff Led Troops

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma The greatest program impacts can be seen through the changing attitudes and behaviors of girls who have participated in staff-led Girl Scout troop meetings at their school or a community site. Staff leader...

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October 5, 2022

Trauma Focused Therapy Services

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Kids’ Space Child Advocacy Center When Britney was 15, she disclosed to her dad Billy that her uncle had been abusing her since before she could remember. She disclosed that he would kiss her, touch her, and make her touch him. She came ...

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October 5, 2022

Child Abuse Education in Our Schools

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Kids’ Space Child Advocacy Center Hunter, 11, raised his hand during a Play it Safe presentation and began telling our Play it Safe facilitator about a friend of his who he knows had a “confusing touch” and that her mom still lets th...

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October 5, 2022

Mobile Farmer’s Market

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OSU High Obesity Program (HOP) “Head Start” on Nutrition- our objectives for funding this project was to work with the Muskogee County Head Start/Early Head Start to increase access to healthier foods. We worked with HONA who sourced all...

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October 5, 2022

Hot Meal Delivery (EODD)

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This grant is administered through Eastern Oklahoma Development District in Muskogee in partnership with Mama C’s restaurant, delivers a hot meal to Muskogee seniors five days a week throughout the year. Participants are reluctant to ope...

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October 5, 2022

Therapy at Kelly B. Todd

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DC is a boy in middle childhood with history of autism spectrum disorder and speech delay. DC has received occupational therapy at Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy and Neuromuscular Foundation for approximately 1.5 years addressing the follo...

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October 5, 2022

Volunteering as a CASA

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Skyler (10) and Dayton (7) were entering a whole new world; new homes, new families, new schools, new everything. Removed from their mother due to her overwhelming drug addiction, Skyler and Dayton found themselves separated from everythi...

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October 5, 2022

Graduating From Poverty

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Timitheo took the Hacia Adelante class in the spring of 2021 and it gave him the courage to create a study group for the Naturalization Test to become US citizen. He saved up the $1,200 fee, took the test in April of 2021, and passed it....

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October 3, 2022

Day of Caring @ New Tech

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma The greatest program impacts can be seen through the changing attitudes and behaviors of girls who have participated in staff-led Girl Scout troop meetings at their school or a community site. Staff leader...

April 6, 2022

The “Bridges Kid”

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Chris Jones is a “Bridges kid” who saved his money to buy a car after graduation. He received a Choir scholarship to go to college in Mississippi, but his car got stolen right in front of him last week! A fake tow truck stole his car...

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November 3, 2020

Breaking Down the Walls

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One of the best stories we have this year is the success of our program at Muskogee High School. Our students were impacted greatly by the Breaking Down the Walls program. This program begins with a school wide assembly by one of the cou...

November 2, 2020

Neighbors Building Neighborhoods

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Through her membership and work with the National Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to quality and affordable afterschool programs, Laura Hazen initiated the Dream Team You...

November 2, 2020

Dream Team Youth

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Students avoiding responsibility and homework come as no surprise to the teachers in our program. Many try to wiggle out of getting homework done any way they can. However, one student marched right up and told us what he was looking for...

November 2, 2020

HIlldale- Project Based Science

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Ultimately our goal for this program was to increase the interest and curiosity of students in the area of science. It was amazing the level of involvement we saw as student worked in groups and interacted with programs through their Chr...

November 2, 2020

Muskogee STEAM Center

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We have been on a sharp learning curve with this planning grant, but have had our most successful year yet. We have served over 1,500 students this year through our activities, some based on exploration of the various economies and possi...

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November 2, 2020

Community Intervention Center

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P.N. is a 13-year-old Caucasian male that was brought to C.I.C five different times within a month. He was brought in from school a couple of times for disorderly conduct, twice for resisting arrest, and the last time for burglary in the...

November 2, 2020

Adult & Juvenile Community Service

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The story today is about a gentleman who has been in trouble with the law for a very long time. Some of his charges date back over 15 years. About a year ago, he had been “running” and “hiding” to get away from the law, evading active wa...

November 2, 2020

CASA For Children

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As Amy* sat on the couch, preparing herself for her final court date, she couldn’t help but think about how far she had come. Had it really only been two years since DHS came into her life and removed her daughter, Keely, from her home...

November 2, 2020

Girl Scouts- Community Development

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Story 1: Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma’s Community Development program is adroit at ensuring each girl forms positive identities and learns how to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Onikah started her Girl Scout experience t...

November 2, 2020

Trauma Therapy- Kids’ Space

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Casey* was abused by his step-dad over a two year period. He disclosed to his grandparents, who then told Casey’s mom. His mom filed a police report and he was brought to Kids’ Space for his forensic interview and exam. While Casey w...

November 2, 2020

Child Abuse Prevention Education

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Blake, 9, disclosed domestic violence and parental substance abuse to our Child Abuse Education Advocate after Play it Safe! He told our advocate that his dad has a drug problem and drinks and then “hurts his mom”. He said that he se...

November 2, 2020

Volunteers of America

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Carl and Jean were moving to Oklahoma from Kansas when their U-Haul broke down in Muskogee. They were looking for a community with low-income housing. The couple are in their 60’s and both are receiving Social Security income due to di...

November 2, 2020

Youth Volunteer Corps

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Since 1985, the Rollin’ Raiders have been rolling down the courts of Muskogee. Hopping from one practice location to the next, Coach Mike Brown reached out to the Muskogee Teen Center. A full circle occurred as The Rollin’ Raiders ha...

October 22, 2020

Fostering More Hope

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A small boy (age three) and his brother (age seven) were both placed in DHS custody in April. The children were living with their Mother in a shed in Muskogee. The father was not in their lives. The shed had no running water and no elect...

October 22, 2020

Firestation #3- Okmulgee

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Line Dancing has played a pivotal role in the senior programming within the Parks and Recreation Department. For years, weekly classes have been held at the Kiwanis Senior Center and the Hatbox Dance Building. These classes have continue...

October 22, 2020

Kelly B. Todd Therapy

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Kelly B. Todd Center staff have many wonderful stories to share about the children that come to our specialized therapy services.JL was born three months premature at 1 lb. 11 oz. by cesarean delivery. He was in the hospital for five mon...

October 10, 2018

Project Transformation 2018

Education & Empowerment

PT is about changing lives through relationships and that is where we have seen changes made. There are two stories you should know about Project Transformation. The first is about the campers; the second is about the AmeriCorps members ...

October 10, 2018

Community Treasures 2018

Education & Empowerment

A major focus for the summer was encouraging campers to think about how to reuse and upcycle materials. The campers used recycled materials with several parents and families donating materials on a weekly basis for craft projects and sci...

October 10, 2018

Muskogee Alumni Band

Education & Empowerment

I would like to take this opportunity to share a story about a student that was attending our ‘Band Pride’ Program in the month of June, 2018. Betsy (not using her actual name) was a freshman trumpet player with a lot of potential, a...

September 19, 2018

CASA For Children, Inc.

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CASA’s mission of providing advocacy for abused/ neglected children greatly improves the chances of placing a child in a safe and permanent home. Children in long term Foster care are more likely to have problems associated with the lack...

September 19, 2018

Adams Pro Tour Golf Tournament

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APT Golf Tournament – REAL Okie Championship. The grant provided support for the first APT Tournament in Muskogee. The APT tournament is host to up and coming professional golfers who hope to play in the PGA, and conducts professional go...

September 19, 2018

Hatbox Hangar Redevelopments

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The Hangar Redevelopment Project included improvements to re-purpose two hangar buildings for multipurpose use and serve the livestock events. The primary improvements include electrical, lighting, water extensions, window repairs, new d...

September 19, 2018

Muskogee Teen Center

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Muskogee Teen Center received this grant for the purpose of providing a safe, supervised environment for Muskogee youth to have recreation and enrichment opportunities during their out of school hours. The program is to operate year roun...

September 19, 2018

Dream Team Programs at the MLK Center

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The Dream Team Youth Programs at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center include the After School, Summer Learning and Night Hoops programs. The goals are to provide academic support during the school year and through the summer and ...

September 19, 2018

Community Resource Development

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The community resource development program through the Nonprofit Resource Center provides free proposal writing, grant readiness assistance, fundraising assistance, and consultation on incorporation and program development to Muskogee no...

September 19, 2018

One Team, One Vision, One Community

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One Team, One Vision, One Community is a comprehensive grant to Muskogee Public Schools that provides for academics, character education, and counseling. The grant funds our New Tech, STEM, AVID, Character Education, PSAT/NMSQT Assessmen...

September 18, 2018

Muskogee Alumni Band

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The Instruments for Low Income Students program provides instruments on loan to low income students at Alice Robertson Junior High and Muskogee High School. This eliminates financial barriers to music participation for these students, al...

September 18, 2018

SAC Nutrition Muskogee Meals on the Go

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The SAC Nutrition Muskogee Meals On the Go program, (MMOG), purpose is to deliver home delivered meals (HDMs) to program eligible consumers in Muskogee. HDMs are delivered within one hour after preparation 5 days per week by drivers trai...

September 18, 2018

Bridges out of Poverty

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The goal of Bridges out of Poverty is to help individuals and families in poverty to move into the middle class using the Getting Ahead workshop curriculum and Bridges out of Poverty model. The program educates the general population of ...

September 18, 2018

Gospel Rescue Mission

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Ashley’s Story It can happen to anyone. One day we are an active and vibrant member of our community. We serve at church and are dedicated employees. Our homes are filled with laughter, excitement and love as we sit around the dinner t...

June 27, 2018

2018 Scholarship Recipients

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The City of Muskogee Foundation grants twelve scholarships each year to graduating seniors from Muskogee and Hilldale High School who plan to attend a four-year college or University in Oklahoma. The Excellence scholarship consists of si...

August 24, 2017

Muskogee Teen Center

Education & Empowerment

One of our main priorities and necessities at the Teen Center is that the youth, staff, tutors and enrichment providers work together in harmony. We have been very fortunate to have had very few altercations/fights of any kind. I believe...

August 23, 2017

Muskogee Rollin’ Raiders

Health & Wellness

A young man 16 years old who could not walk and was afraid to go to school was told of our team. His uncle called the coach and asked if he could play. Of course the answer was yes, and the uncle brought the young man to the next practic...

June 14, 2017

CASA for Children

Health & Wellness

Ashley* is now a vibrant 16 year old but that’s not how this story started. You see Ashley is like many who do not have the parental care needed to thrive in this world. The state stepped in fall of last year because the mother had kic...

June 14, 2017

Gospel Rescue Mission

Health & Wellness

Jack Murr has been on staff with the mission for 22 years loves our guests consistently. He has a quiet way of connecting with our men, women and children, encouraging them to keep trying and never give up. Four years ago, Rodney and his...

June 14, 2017

Kelly B. Todd

Health & Wellness

KT is nearly 3 years old. He had serious problems when he was born, requiring months of hospitalization and intense medical interventions. He currently has significant global delays in fine and gross motor skills, speech, and cognition. ...

June 12, 2017

Muskogee Alumni Band

Education & Empowerment

At the Christmas concert in December, the 1,000 seat auditorium was filled to standing room only. This has not happened for a concert in the past 20 years. This was a direct result of the support received from the City of Muskogee Founda...

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