T.O.U.C.H.

Tulsans Operating in Unity Creating Hope

TOUCH stands for Tulsans Operating in Unity Creating Hope. TOUCH is an innovative organization founded to promote unity and create hope in at-risk communities around the Tulsa area.

Our mission of is to provide various forms of public and social services that improve and enhance the livelihood of individuals and families within our city. TOUCH’s primary vehicle for reaching families, youth, and children is done through TheZone, a Federal, State, City, and Foundation funded afterschool program. We are committed to aid, service, and develop people to reach their fullest potential by providing social outreach and promoting educational success.

Kujanga Jackson  Executive Director, TOUCH

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Dream it
Build it
Live it
 “Small acts when MULTIPLIED BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, can transform the world!”

Howard Zinn

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“The Zone doesn’t exist to just provide a safe place for students to hang out; it’s another opportunity to point them towards their future.” –Kujanga Jackson, Executive Director

Education

We aid, service, and develop students K-12 to reach their fullest potential through TheZone afterschool program.

Housing (Coming Soon!)

We provide temporary housing for families in transition.

Social Services

We assist and link families, individuals, and communities with services that improve their well-being.

Health & Counseling Services (Coming soon!)

From Behavioral Health to general wellness service linkage, we want to help those in our community be at their best!

Lights on AfterSchool

Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year.

Our Zone afterschool program is funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. The Zone is not a tutoring program, although tutoring is something that we provide. The Zone is not a mentoring program, although mentoring is a key component of our character and social development piece. The Zone is a STEM & Arts Academic Enrichment Program. Our desire is to bring core academic concepts to life for the students in an active and engaging way. Check out our Lights on Afterschool video!

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Unite My City-P61

In 2014, TOUCH partnered with Unite My City to bring programming to the Peoria & 61st (P61) area.

TheZone afterschool program was hosted at Spirit Life Church to provide programming for students at Marshall Elementary School and Memorial Jr. high. Check out the P61 video!

2,012,897
Education Funds Raised Since 2008
1129
Tulsa Students Served

THE SECRET OF CHANGE IS TO FOCUS ALL OF YOUR ENERGY, NOT ON FIGHTING THE OLD, BUT ON BUILDING THE NEW.

SOCRATES

ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE; TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH

HELEN KELLER

IT ALWAYS SEEMES IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL IT IS DONE!

NELSON MANDELA

Oklahoma State Department of Education (OKSDE)

2008-2023 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Recipient

New York Life Foundation

2017-2019 Aim High Grant Recipient

City of Tulsa

2012-2018 HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Recipient

Community Partners

Tulsa Public Schools, The Opportunity Project, ORU, Tulsa STEM Alliance, New Beginnings Community Church, and many more!!

George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF)

2015-2018 Grant Recipient

Individual Donors

A special thank you to our many donors that help make TOUCH programming available!

Changing our world one life at a time.

Together we can make a difference!