F&CS communicator obtains 2020 Bronze Quill Award of Merit

Natasha Mitchell, F&CS communications specialist, has received a 2020 Bronze Quill Award of Merit – Social Media Programs from IABC/Tulsa. Natasha, who joined F&CS in 2018, handles the agency’s external social media channels and assists with internal and external content management. The Tulsa Chapter’s International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC) Bronze Quill Awards recognize outstanding…

Pandemic drives GTAR to complete back-to-school tradition

The summer’s biggest back-to-school party for kids unfortunately won’t happen this year, but secret elves worked behind the scenes to make magic happen. The coronavirus has forced many organizers of initiatives including the Greater Tulsa Realtor Association’s (GTAR) Backpacks for Kids event to rethink strategically on how to best distribute items safely to those who need it most.   Thanks to the efforts of GTAR member Shelley Carson and other realtors in the Tulsa metro area, the delivery of 438 backpacks to…

Program offers F&CS clients reentry support during COVID-19

The Returning Citizens Stimulus (RCS), a new program through the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), supports 32 Tulsans who have been released from incarceration in the past 12 months and are unemployed or underemployed. The program started in April as a result of COVID-19. The Family & Children’s Services Women’s Justice Team (housed within the Women in Recovery – WIR – program)…

F&CS receives $5,000 donation from Cox Communications

Cox Communications hosted an internal campaign in July called “Cox Connecting Through Kindness,” which encourages employees to find small acts of kindness to share with several partner nonprofit agencies that make a big difference to colleagues, neighbors and strangers in the Tulsa community. After careful consideration, Family & Children’s Services was chosen by company employees,…