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Hope changes everything.

Transforming lives, organizations & communities through the science of hope.

There are problems we all share.

And in communities across our state, there are organizations, professionals and civic leaders who are committed to solving those problems. We want to understand what’s working and fix what isn’t working. But in the midst of so much brokenness and so many challenging circumstances, making a true difference can seem impossible.

Hope can change everything.

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The evidence is clear.

Hope is not simply a wish or a feeling. It is a proven science we can measure, apply and cultivate in our communities. And as over 2,000 studies show, it is a leading predictor of success in nearly every sector.

In health/wellness, hope impacts...
  • Recovery from trauma, childhood trauma & domestic violence
  • Recovery from mental illness
  • Response to medical treatment
  • Adoption of prevention strategies
  • Compliance with providers’ recommendations
In education, hope impacts...
  • Academic achievement (elementary-graduate school)
  • Number of absences
  • Grades & test scores
  • Graduation rates
  • College enrollment & graduation rates
In business, hope impacts...
  • Employee happiness & productivity
  • Workplace performance
  • Job satisfaction
  • Goal attainment
  • Employee commitment & retention

To solve the problems we all share, we need to measure, nurture and build hope in every sector. But how? Hope Rising Oklahoma is here to help.

Your community can become a hope-centered community.

Hope-centered communities believe that the future will be better than today, and that we each play a role in making that future happen.

Led by Oklahoma First Lady Sarah Stitt and renowned scholar Dr. Chan Hellman, Hope Rising Oklahoma is bringing the science of hope to communities across the state. We provide the framework, training/certification programs and ongoing support so you can:

  • Assess hope levels among your community’s key sectors
  • Determine your most critical issues/focus areas
  • Learn and apply our evidence-based, re-teachable method for raising hope levels in individuals and organizations
  • Equip organizations that are already building hope to measure and maximize their efforts
  • Build community engagement through events, shareable content, web-based resources and ongoing education/training
  • Maximize your community’s existing resources, talent and knowledge

With Hope Rising Oklahoma, you can use the science of hope to impact your outcomes and fuel your effectiveness in incredible ways.

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If your community is already partnered with Hope Rising Oklahoma, find out how you can help!

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Contact us to learn more about bringing Hope Rising Oklahoma to your community.

Imagine the impact of Hope Rising Oklahoma.

Imagine your community empowered by the science of hope.

Imagine this movement spreading beyond your community, beyond Oklahoma.

Imagine, from coast to coast, people and organizations and communities—even entire states—rising to become beacons of hope to the world.

The impact you imagine can become a reality. And it all starts here.

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Thank you so much to all the child welfare professionals & advocates who joined us at our first-ever Child Welfare Hope Summits this week in Tulsa and OKC Metro! We hope you left the events feeling inspired & equipped to build hope in yourselves and in the children/families you serve.

Thank you again to our amazing Presenting Sponsor, Aetna, for making these events possible!

If you attended either of the Child Welfare Hope Summits, please take just few minutes to complete our survey and let us know how we did. Your feedback means so much to us as we plan future Hope Summits.

Tulsa Survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/TulsaChildWelfareSummit

OKC Metro Survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/ChildWelfareSummitOKC
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Thank you so much to all the child welfare professionals & advocates who joined us at our first-ever Child Welfare Hope Summits this week in Tulsa and OKC Metro! We hope you left the events feeling inspired & equipped to build hope in yourselves and in the children/families you serve. 

Thank you again to our amazing Presenting Sponsor, Aetna, for making these events possible!

If you attended either of the Child Welfare Hope Summits, please take just few minutes to complete our survey and let us know how we did. Your feedback means so much to us as we plan future Hope Summits. 

Tulsa Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TulsaChildWelfareSummit

OKC Metro Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ChildWelfareSummitOKC
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Some of our favorite photos from the Education Hope Summit with Claremore Public Schools and Pryor Public Schools ... See MoreSee Less

Some of our favorite photos from the Education Hope Summit with Claremore Public Schools and Pryor Public Schools…
2 months ago
Hope Rising Oklahoma

We’re excited to share that we will be hosting two Child Welfare Hope Summits in the Tulsa/OKC areas next month! These free events are designed for leaders and staff members at any child welfare organization, with the hope that teams can return to their organizations and begin implementing hope strategies that will strengthen their outcomes.

The Child Welfare Hope Summit - Tulsa will be held on October 25, with the location TBD. Free registration is now available at childwelfarehopesummit-tulsa.eventbrite.com.

The Child Welfare Hope Summit - OKC will be held October 27, with the location TBD. Free registration is now available at childwelfarehopesummit-okc.eventbrite.com.

We’re still finalizing the venues for both Hope Summits and will provide that information as soon as possible. Because of the proximity of these events, attendees can attend whatever Hope Summit best suits their schedule.

In the meantime, please help us spread the word! 📣📣
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We’re excited to share that we will be hosting two Child Welfare Hope Summits in the Tulsa/OKC areas next month! These free events are designed for leaders and staff members at any child welfare organization, with the hope that teams can return to their organizations and begin implementing hope strategies that will strengthen their outcomes.

The Child Welfare Hope Summit - Tulsa will be held on October 25, with the location TBD. Free registration is now available at https://childwelfarehopesummit-tulsa.eventbrite.com.

The Child Welfare Hope Summit - OKC will be held October 27, with the location TBD. Free registration is now available at https://childwelfarehopesummit-okc.eventbrite.com.

We’re still finalizing the venues for both Hope Summits and will provide that information as soon as possible. Because of the proximity of these events, attendees can attend whatever Hope Summit best suits their schedule.

In the meantime, please help us spread the word! 📣📣
2 months ago
Hope Rising Oklahoma

We held a special Education Hope Summit yesterday for Pryor Public Schools & Claremore Public Schools, and it was so exciting to see such a great group of Oklahoma educators committed to understanding and implementing the science of hope in their schools! Hope is rising in Claremore and Pryor! ... See MoreSee Less

We held a special Education Hope Summit yesterday for  Pryor Public Schools & Claremore Public Schools, and it was so exciting to see such a great group of Oklahoma educators committed to understanding and implementing the science of hope in their schools! Hope is rising in Claremore and Pryor!

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Thank you so much for the opportunity to spend the day together. What an honor.

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Hope Rising Oklahoma is an initiative of the Sarah Stitt Hope Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, and a proud partner of the Hope Research Center at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. To learn more about how your foundation or organization can support our work through a tax-deductible donation, please contact us.

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