In Oklahoma, a single parent raising two kids can work full time making $10/hr and still live in poverty. And while there are so many amazing career training opportunities to help people enter jobs with better wages, many find it impossible to take time off work to attend these trainings when they are barely making ends meet. We believe, by investing directly in people, we can change that - for good.
The LevelUp Tulsa initiative launched in January 2020 and has provided over 50 parents/guardians across North Tulsa with increased access to career training programs.
We do this by removing as many barriers to access as possible.
Participants accepted into the LevelUp program are connected directly with a job training provider. Over the course of up to 16 weeks, LevelUp provides support, encouragement and financial compensation to give participants the opportunity to focus on completing their training.
Participants receive a weekly stipend for every week they are enrolled and actively engaged in a training and the LevelUp program. This allows them more financial freedom to complete a training program that could raise their income by as much as $4,000-10,000 a year.
This initiative, developed by and for North Tulsans, serves as a proof point of what is possible when a city invests directly in its citizens. Together, we are disrupting systems of poverty, expanding access to opportunity and wealth and bringing partners from across our city together to build something better for all of us.
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LevelUp Tulsa is powered by Ascension St. John's Community Health Equity Catalyst Strategy (CHECS) Grant.
We are grateful for their support.