Partners in Education

Building School Partnerships

Partners in Education unites businesses, faith-based organizations and the community with schools for the common goal of increasing the quality of education for all students in Tulsa Public Schools while involving the community in the development of its own economic future.

Become a Partner

All schools are interested and excited for new partnerships, but some schools still have no partners. Build a school partnership today! How to get started:
  1. Learn about the schools that need partners using the interactive map below. (Schools currently without a partner are highlighted in green.)
  2. Contact Us. Call or email Hallie Green, who manages this program, for more information or to get answers to your questions. She’d love to help!
  3. Meet the Principal. We’ll help coordinate a meeting with the school principal to finalize the partnership.


Select a school for more information.
  • 100 Black Men
  • A Pocket Full of Hope
  • Accent Realtors
  • Access Optics
  • ACME Brick
  • Advanced Research Chemicals
  • All Souls Unitarian Church
  • American Heritage Bank
  • Amini’s Galleria
  • Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation
  • Arthur J. Gallalgher Risk Management Services, Inc.
  • Arvest Bank
  • Asbury United Methodist Church
  • Assistance League of Tulsa
  • AT&T
  • Audacity Church
  • Avis
  • Baker Hughes
  • Bama
  • BancFirst
  • Bank of Oklahoma
  • Bicycles of Tulsa
  • Big Brother Big Sisters
  • Bike Club
  • Billy Ray’s Barbecue
  • Blue cross Blue Shield
  • Bob Hurley Ford & RV
  • Bodean Seafood
  • Boston Avenue United Methodist Church
  • Boy Scouts
  • Braden Park Baptist Church
  • Calvary Baptist Church
  • Capital One Auto Group
  • Carbondale Assembly of God
  • Carbondale Assembly of God Church
  • Carbondale Church of Christ
  • Catholic Charities
  • Central Bank of Oklahoma
  • CenturyLink
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • Charles Page Neighborhood Association
  • Children’s Dental Health Care
  • Christ Temple CME Church
  • Christ United Methodist Church
  • Church on the Move
  • CiCi’s Pizza
  • Circle Cinema
  • City Church
  • City Year
  • Columbus Neighborhood Association
  • Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
  • Community Health Connection
  • Community in Schools
  • County Club Garden
  • Covanta
  • Covenant Family Church
  • Cox Communications
  • Crafton, Tull & Associates, Inc.
  • Crowell Heights Baptist Church
  • CX Loyalty
  • Cubes
  • Darby Equipment Co.
  • Day Spring Community Services
  • Daylight Donuts
  • DaySpring
  • DHS Aftercare
  • Dish Network
  • Don Thornton Automotive
  • Doubletree Hotel
  • Downtown Tulsa
  • Dream Center
  • Eastland Baptist Church
  • Eastside Christian Church
  • Eastwood Baptist Church
  • Ed Darby Foundation
  • Elote
  • Emerson Automation 
  • Encounter Church
  • Enterprise
  • Exit Realty
  • F & M Bank and Trust Company
  • Faith Technologies
  • Farmers Insurance – The Yelle Agency
  • Fiesta Mart
  • First Baptist Church
  • First Baptist Church Downtown
  • First Baptist Church North Tulsa
  • First Christian Church
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Foundations Church
  • Fox 23
  • Garnett Road Baptist Church
  • Gilcrease Homeowners Association
  • Girl Scounts
  • Global Gardens
  • Grace Church
  • Grace Lutheran Church
  • Grant Thornton Accounting
  • Graves McLain
  • Great Harvest Bread
  • Growing Together
  • Hahn Appliance
  • Harvard Avenue Baptist Church
  • Harvard Avenue Christian Church
  • Harvard Avenue Methodist Church
  • Hilti
  • Holiday Inn Downtown
  • Holly Frontier
  • Holsey Chapel CME Church
  • Horace Man Insurance
  • Hyatt Regency
  • Ingredion
  • In the Spirit Christian Church
  • Interim Health Care
  • Jackie Cooper Imports
  • Jimmy John’s
  • John Knox Presbyterian Church
  • John Steele Zink Foundation
  • John Zink Combustion
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • Junior Achievement
  • Junior League
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Kendall Whittier, Inc.
  • Kingdom Reign Church
  • Kirkpatrick & Lai Orthodontics
  • Lextron
  • Life Church – BA
  • Life Church – Midtown
  • Lilyfield
  • Lincoln Christian
  • Links, Inc.
  • Lutheran Church of Our Savior
  • Mahogany Steakhouse
  • Marcy Jets, LLC
  • Mazzio’s Corp.
  • McDonald’s
  • Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
  • McNellie’s
  • Metro Christian Academy
  • Metropolitan Environmental Trust
  • Mexican Bakery of Tulsa, Inc.
  • Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial
  • Modern Woodmen of America
  • Moose Lodge
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Mt. Zion Baptist Church
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • Neelsource
  • New Haven United Methodist Church
  • New Hope
  • New Image Custom Homes, LLC
  • NewChannel 8
  • Night Light Tulsa
  • Ocean Dental
  • Office Depot
  • Oklahoma National Guard
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Omni Air Transport
  • On the Border
  • ONEGas
  • ONEOK, Inc.
  • Operation Aware
  • Opportunity Project
  • Order of the Eastern Star
  • OSU Center for Health Sciences
  • OSU – Family Science
  • OSU – Tulsa 
  • OU-Tulsa
  • P61 Mission
  • Papa John’s
  • Paradise Baptist Church
  • Park Plaza Churcch of Christ
  • Parkview Baptist Church
  • Peoples Bank
  • Project Elf
  • Public Service Company of Oklahoma
  • QPSE
  • QuikTrip
  • Raising Cain’s
  • Reading Partners
  • Redeemer Covenant Church
  • Restoration Church
  • Resurrection Catholic Church
  • Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
  • Rib Crib
  • Rich and Cartmill
  • Rotary Club of Tulsa
  • Rt. 66 Main Street
  • Security Bank
  • Sedexo
  • Selser Schaefer Architects
  • Sheridan Christian Center
  • Sigma Gamma Row Society
  • Sims Metal
  • Skelly Drive Baptist Church
  • Solvay
  • South Creekside Neighborhood Association
  • South Lakewood Baptist Church
  • Southern Hills Baptist Church
  • Southern Hills United Methodist Church
  • Southside Rotary
  • Southside Sertoma Club of Tulsa
  • Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
  • Springdale Baptist Church
  • St. Dunstan’s Episcopal
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church
  • St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
  • St. Matthew’s United Methodist
  • STARBASE Oklahoma
  • Stringer Nursery
  • T.D. Williamson
  • Temple Israel
  • The Child of Divorce
  • the Church @Downtown
  • The Odd Fellows
  • The Persimmon Group
  • TOUCH, Inc.
  • Trinity Baptist Church
  • True Blue Neighbors
  • Tulsa Bible Church
  • Tulsa Brookside Lions Club
  • Tulsa Christian Fellowship
  • Tulsa City County Health Department
  • Tulsa Debate League
  • Tulsa Global Alliance
  • Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Tulsa Regional Chamber
  • Tulsa Tech
  • Tulsa Wesleyan Church
  • Turning Point Church
  • UBS Financial
  • Unidos
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Tulsa
  • UPS
  • US Cellular
  • Verizon
  • Williams
  • Will Rogers Community Foundation
  • Will Rogers Methodist Church
  • Will Rogers Rotary
  • WilTel
  • Woodland Acres
  • Neighborhood Association
  • World Travel Service, LLC
  • Yale Avenue Christian Church
  • Yankee Distributor
  • YMCA
  • Youth At Heart
  • Youth Care of Oklahoma
  • YPNG

Ways to Help

For more than 30 years, the program has engaged thousands of volunteers and built strong relationships between more than 500 community organizations and Tulsa-area schools.

Reading Partners, Bike Club, STEM Alliance
Volunteer teacher’s assistant
Test monitors


Tutoring and mentoring

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

Before and after school clubs


Classroom supplies and materials

Attendance incentives

Teacher appreciation
gifts and events


Donate funds to be used by the school, as needed

Partner Highlight

  • The value of serving as a volunteer with Partners in Education is that you have the opportunity to develop a long-term relationship with a child, making a difference in the child’s life. We know we can impact achievement, but what really counts is the relationship you establish with the child. You can be a force in changing how this child feels about learning.

    The partnership between All Souls Unitarian Church and Jackson Elementary began in 1988 and it continues to this day. All Souls provides tutors as reading buddies, math buddies, classroom volunteers, enrichment programs and field trips. All Souls has expanded its partnership to Gilcrease Junior High, Gilcrease Elementary, Hamilton Middle School and McLain Seventh Grade Academy.

  • You can’t enter the school without seeing one of our volunteers or their work. When the students faces light up when they see you, then you know you are making a difference in someone’s life. Their smiles are a greatreward!
    -Cathy Carney, Asbury United Methodist Church

    Asbury United Methodist Church and its volunteers help support teachers, staff and students at Walt Whitman Elementary. The church supports the school by helping in the classrooms, with class parties, tutoring and mentoring students and with activities such as knitting or art therapy.

  • ONEOK, Inc. understands that it takes a village to make an impact. Whether it’s spending time with our students, exposing them to different subjects or celebrating our staff, we are grateful to have them as a part of the village.
    -Tammy Britton, Principal at Burroughs Elementary

    ONEOK, Inc. has contributed to Burroughs Elementary continuously through their generous donations and weekly presence in the school building.Programs ONEOK helped sponsor include:

    – Fab Lab/STEAM Program: A hands-on project for 6th grade

    – Math Mentors: ONEOK, Inc. employees donate time every week to play research-based math games with 4th-graders

    – ONEOK Winning Ways Teacher of the Week: A weekly award that recognizes staff members who go above and beyond with a gift card

    – Reading Partners: A portion of this project is generously funded through a gift of ONEOK, Inc.

    – Holiday Luncheon: An annual event that brings faculty and staff together to share a meal and express gratitude

    – Teacher Appreciation Lunches: Each year, ONEOK, Inc. honors and appreciates the Burroughs faculty and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week

  • We value our teachers and the amazing work they do—developing our next generation of Tulsa leaders!

    T.D. Williamson supports local schools with funding, donated items, mentors and volunteers.

  • Quality education for Oklahoma’s children and youth is the foundation for not only their future quality of life, but that of our State.

    Each year the JROTC of Central High School posts the colors of PSO’s annual Veteran’s Day program at their headquarters.

    PSO gives a book to each Reading Partners student at Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy during Week of the Young Child each year.

Steering Committee

Xan Black

Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance

Rejeanna Amini

Amini’s Galleria

Deni Blum

Higher Ed Forum

Latina Busby

Tulsa Public Schools

Michael DuPont

Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Carole Huff Hicks

Public Service Company of Oklahoma

Omare Jimmerson

Strong Tomorrows

Dr. Ebony Johnson

Tulsa Public Schools

Nancy McDonald

All Souls Unitarian Church

Rana McVay

Tulsa Tech

Mercedes Millberry-Fowler

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Kathy Panas


Andrea Stacy


Jessica Smith


Ronna Montgomery

Tulsa Regional Chamber

Gary Percefull

Bike Club

Jessica Risenhoover

Reading Partners

Zack Stoycoff

Healthy Minds Initiative 

Kuma Roberts

Tulsa Regional Chamber

Lynn Staggs

Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance

Cherie Stierwalt

Workforce Tulsa

Michelle Thomas


Annie Tomecek

T.D. Williamson

Support the Program

While the real work gets done by individual companies and faith-based organizations in our schools, the backbone of this community also needs support. You can sponsor us or provide a donation at any level.


  • Become an annual sponsor
  • Give to Grants for Great Ideas
  • Give to Explore Tulsa

Partners in Education Sponsors

CJC Architects  

Cox Communications  

Crossland Construction  

Gelvin Foundation  

GS Helms & Associates  

Stevens Foundation  

WPX Energy