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2012 annual report

Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League Empower. Educate. Employ.

Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League


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For nearly 60 years, the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League (MTUL) has been dedicated to supporting the potential of African-Americans and others in our community. Everything we do is in support of the goal of self-sufficiency for all our clients. Whether it is tutoring young scholars to instill a lifetime love of learning, aiding a young mother with the care of her newborn, or educating a family on foreclosure prevention, MTUL is ready with support, education and genuine care. The strength of the agency for nearly six decades can be traced back to both the commitment of the staff, and the generosity of the community as a whole. Our effort to ensure self-sufficiency through a broad range of programs is not a task that we can take on alone. Our critical work requires the partnership of an entire community. Through collaboration, creativity and the unrelenting effort of dedicated League supporters, we are still here, staying the course: one child, one family and one neighborhood at a time.

Marquetta D. Finley, MS, CPP, CCT President and CEO Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League

As we celebrate the successes of the past year, we look ahead to our dreams and goals for the coming years. The truth is this: the need for MTUL programs outweighs our current capacity. As the need grows, our goal is to answer that call and serve all those who can benefit from our programs. In 2012, we provided employment assistance for over 270 job seekers in our community. Our K-5 Freedom School student-scholars achieved phenomenal improvement in reading skills, and we currently have waiting list for the 2013 program. Between 2011 and 2012, more than 300 babies were saved from becoming infant mortality statistics, but we know many more families need support. While our home ownership education and foreclosure prevention education helped 400 families achieve housing security, many more still live on the cusp of homelessness due to foreclosure. The Urban League’s ability to assist our neighbors in need and our dedication to promoting the potential of even our youngest constituents is shaped by our history. It is also evidence of our vision for the future. Our great city and its citizens deserve every opportunity to grow and thrive. With the continued support of the Tulsa community, we have great plans to continue the progress toward greater selfsufficiency and success for every resident of our city. This past fiscal year, our team of program directors and service providers contributed to more than 10,000 touches through our programs and services. Next year, we hope to welcome an even larger group of neighbors through our doors. Thank you for helping us to empower the community and change lives! Best regards,

Marquetta D. Finley, MS, CPP, CCT President and CEO, Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League

10,000+ points of contact with clients

Contents: Misson.........................................................2 MTUL Programs and Services ...................3,4 Community Partners and Funders ................5 Board of Directors and Staff .........................6 Financial Overview.......................................7 Core Values................................................10

OUR MISSION: The mission of the MTUL is to enable African-Americans and others in need to secure self-sufficiency through education and life skills development programs. OUR VISION: MTUL will be a premiere organization that collaborates to build individual self-worth, productive families, and an engaged community.


Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League

At The Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, everything we do is aimed at promoting self-sufficiency. From home ownership and housing stability to youth education, tutoring and enrichment, we work to build individual self-worth, productive families and an engaged community. Fostering Self Sufficiency in 2012:

Our four key areas of focus include: Economic Development Education and Youth Development Health and Quality of Life and Civic Engagement

677 Housing and Employment Services clients served 292 people received home ownership education and counseling 239 clients assisted with job searches

Economic Development

Housing and Employment Services As a HUD certified Housing Counseling agency, MTUL provides housing counseling services including homebuyer education, housing counseling, foreclosure prevention counseling and financial literacy education and counseling. Employment services have been a cornerstone of MTUL programs since 1954. Today, MTUL houses a Workforce Tulsa satellite office and offers employment coaches who work one-on-one with job seekers and provide “soft skills” training.

Education and Youth Development National Urban League Incentives to Excel and Succeed (NULITES) and CDF Freedom Schools

Changing Lives in 2012:

100% of young scholars improved reading ability 90 young people enrolled in Freedom Schools 87% of NULITES participants increased reading scores

NULITES is the longest ongoing National Urban League Youth Initiative. The program provides after-school tutoring, character building and leadership activities for youth in Kindergarten through 8th grades. Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools® is a six-week summer educational program for school-age children. The program provides a supportive learning environment for children with a curriculum that emphasizes reading, writing, mentoring, leadership, and conflict resolution.


Aiding Families and Children in 2012:

Health and Quality of Life

Save Our Babies and Healthy Start Save Our Babies is a community-based program designed to reduce infant mortality among low to moderate-income women. SpeciďŹ cally, this program serves those from disadvantaged and underserved communities with children under three years of age. Healthy Start is a clinic-based program providing case management services to increase the rate of entry into ďŹ rst trimester pregnancy care, decrease the rate of unintended pregnancies, increase the utilization of medical services by women, infants and children, and increase the rate of completed immunization of children by two years of age.

207 people served, including 105 infants 17 community education presentations 96 families served in Healthy Start program 0% infant mortality across both programs

Civic Engagement

Community Conversations on Race and Tulsa Race Exchange Geared to adults, Community Conversations on Race explore the multicultural experiences of Tulsans by expanding our knowledge and awareness of race and racism to ultimately develop skills and competencies to communicate more effectively, regardless of cultural differences. The Tulsa Race Exchange program explores cultural history to empower high school age students to become aware of societal issues and develop critical thinking skills with regard to race and racial healing.

Empowering the Community in 2012: 19 Teens participated in Tulsa Race Exchange 92 Adults participated in Community Conversations on Race


Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League

Thank you for supporting the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League in Empowering Communities and Changing Lives! 2012 Supporters and Community Partners AARP American Staff Corp Americorps Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation Arthetta Pouncil Arvest AT&T Bama Blue Cross Blue Shield Brittany Stokes Carrie B. Walker Christiana Victor Christopher Heroux City of Tulsa Community Service Council Cox Communications Cricket Wireless Direct TV Empire Supplies Evelyn’s FADCO Felicia C. Correia Frito-Lay George Kaiser Family Foundation Goodwill GTR Newspapers Guiding Right

Heroux & Helton, PLLC Hyatt Regency Hotel Indian Healthcare Resource Center Jackie Long Janet Gann JC Painting Karen Keith Karla Ford Consulting Katherine Cooper Kelli McCloud-Schingen Langston University Leon Rollerson Broadcasting Lisa Belt Lowe’s Home Improvement Manhattan Construction Company McIntosh Service MicahTek Morton Comprehensive Health Services NABVETS News on 6 NICOA The Employer’s Partner Northeastern State University NTEDi Oklahoma Drug Card Osage Casino Outback Steakhouse Perry Publishing and Broadcasting Company

Phame Marketing QuikTrip Corporation R.E. Fuller Ruth Nelson Sherwin Williams St. Andrews Baptist Church State Farm Terry McGee, McGee Enterprises The American Red Cross The Wild Fork Transportation Connections Tulsa Area United Way Tulsa Community College Tulsa Community Food Bank Tulsa Health Department Tulsa Housing Authority Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce Tulsa People Magazine Tulsa Technology Center UMB US Cellular Virginia College Wells Fargo Foundation Williams Foundation WorkAdvance Workforce Tulsa WPX Energy Wyndham Hotel


Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League



Marvin Jones, Jr. (Chair), MicahTek Harrison Levi Frost (Vice Chair), Manhattan Construction Company Paul Johnson (Treasurer), Bank of Oklahoma Dr. John Gibson (Secretary), Tulsa Community College Andre’a Murrell (Immediate Past Chair), KIPP Lisa Martin-Anderson, MTUL Guild President Marsais Broadway, MTUL YP President Mark Dusza, Wells Fargo Rev. Dennis J. Hampton, AME Church Raganald Ivey, MHR, Tulsa City/County Health Department Joe McCormick, ONEOK Marc Rollerson, Outback Steakhouse Malika James (TYPROS Board Intern), Xposure, Inc.

Marquetta Finley, President/CEO Kim McCurry, Director of Programs Deidre Alvarez, Housing Counselor Gwendolyn Wilson, Housing Assistant Mario Choice, Employment Case Manager and Education and Youth Development Nicole English, Save Our Babies Program Coordinator Kassandra Henderson, Healthy Start Case Manager Kelli McLoud-Schingen, Community Coordinator for Racial Healing Durward Davis, Tulsa Re-entry One Stop, Life Coach Coordinator DeAmber Johnson-Woods, Tutor


Metropolitan Tulsa Urban Volunteer Auxiliaries

Andre’a Murrell (Chair), Williams Companies Jennifer Loren (Vice Chair), News on 6 Karla Ford (Treasurer), New Hope Raganald Ivey (Secretary), MHR, Tulsa City/County Health Department Paul Johnson (Board Development Chair), Bank of Oklahoma Marvin Jones, Jr. (Fund Development Chair), MicahTek Monica Malone and Jerry Pykiet (Annual Dinner Planning Chairs) Lisa Martin-Anderson, MTUL Guild President Risha Grant, Xposure, Inc. Reverend Dennis Hampton, AME Church Jerry Pykiet, Blue Brook Consulting, Inc. Monica Malone, American Staff Corp Mark Dusza, Wells Fargo Dr. John Gibson, Tulsa Community College Harrison Levi Frost (TYPROs Board Intern), Manhattan Construction Company Pete Stonis (Leadership Tulsa Board Intern), Grant Thornton

GUILD Lisa Martin-Anderson, President Sharon Mitchell, Vice-President Rose Hurd, Secretary Katye Johnson, Treasurer

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Marsais Broadway, President Taguma Jangira, Vice-President Courtney Palmer, Secretary Lindsey Gray, Treasurer

board of directors/staff

Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League

Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, Inc. Audited Financial Statement of Activities Year Ended December 31, 2012 Changes in unrestricted net assets: Revenue Grants from government agencies United Way allocation Grants from private foundations Special projects Direct contributions and fees Other income Net assets released from restrictions Total revenue Expenses Program Services Economic Development Tulsa Genesis for Homeownership project Education Youth Development Gear UP HSTIP and NULITES SEED Freedom Schools Health and Quality of Life Save Our Babies and Healthy Start Live and Learn Breast Cancer Awareness Civic Engagement Kellogg Race Relations GE Contributions Supporting Services Management and General Total Expenses

Net decrease in unrestricted assets

Change in temporarily restricted net assets: Contributions Net assets released from restrictions Net decrease in temporary restricted net assets

Decrease in net assets

Net assets at beginning of year

Net assets at end of year

$167,204.00 87,979.00 0 15,075.00 29,527.00 6,413.00 364,974.00 $671,172.00

$68,791.00 26,059.00 88,538.00 22,246.00 166,544.00 50,158.00 32,932,00 255,845.00 $711,113.00 (50,462.00) $220,215.00 (364,974.00) (144,759.00) ($195,221.00) $672,042.00 $476,821.000


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Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League

O U R C O R E VA L U E S Responsibility

We believe everyone has a personal obligation to maximize the potential of self, family, and community.

Equal Opportunity

We believe all people should have an equal opportunity to succeed.


We believe in preparing youth for future leadership and empowering adults to lead now!


We believe education is fundamental for any future success.

MTUL is dedicated to empowering our community through: - homeownership and financial literacy - education and youth development - health and wellness - workforce development

Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League Empower. Educate. Employ.

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MTUL Annual Report 2012  
MTUL Annual Report 2012  

The Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League annual reports demonstrates the agency's goals, outcomes, and impact for 2012.