The OU-Tulsa Community Engagement Center (OUCEC) identifies, creates and sustains community partnerships that advance teaching, research and service learning to promote civic development. OUCEC brings together resources from higher education, public schools, organizations, and businesses to create experiential learning environments that improve student achievement and develop strong communities.
Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
“It is our goal to engage our resources, including faculty, staff and students, with the community allowing us to all be a part of the urban revitalization that is desperately needed right now.”
Gerard P. Clancy, M.D.,
Through collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships, the OUCEC serves as the Southwest Regional Training Center for Community Schools. The region includes Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. The Center organizes workshops and conferences throughout the year to support educational professionals interested in developing university-assisted community schools.
OUCEC will replicate the Netter Center’s “Engage, Empower, and Educate” model at the high school level. The model is an innovative approach to education reform that educates and supports entire communities. To learn more about this approach, visit the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships.
To learn more about the Netter Center, visit their annual report web site.