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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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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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How the science of hope can change your life.

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Hope is rising in Rogers County! We had a great day in Claremore yesterday and are so thankful for all the community members who are working to build hope in their corner of Oklahoma. ... See MoreSee Less

Hope is rising in Rogers County! We had a great day in Claremore yesterday and are so thankful for all the community members who are working to build hope in their corner of Oklahoma.

We are so excited to bring the Hope Summit to Rogers County tomorrow! Will we see you there???Tomorrow is the day!! We can't wait to see you at the Rogers County Hope Summit. If you haven't registered yet, there's still time! Visit rogerscountyhopesummit.eventbrite.com to claim your spot, and spread the word! ... See MoreSee Less

We are so excited to bring the Hope Summit to Rogers County tomorrow! Will we see you there???

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This summit was inspirational! So glad to have the opportunity to be part of it #inspired

We know that hope is one of the strongest predictors of academic success, AND that educators are uniquely positioned to build hope among young people. That's why we were so excited to meet with northeast Oklahoma superintendents yesterday to discuss plans for the first-ever Education Hope Summit later this year! Watch for updates in the months ahead...

Pryor Public Schools Chan Hellman
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We know that hope is one of the strongest predictors of academic success, AND that educators are uniquely positioned to build hope among young people. Thats why we were so excited to meet with northeast Oklahoma superintendents yesterday to discuss plans for the first-ever Education Hope Summit later this year! Watch for updates in the months ahead...

Pryor Public Schools Chan Hellman

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As we start a new week, here's a great reminder from "Hope Rising: How the Science of Hope Can Change Your Life," written by Hope Rising Oklahoma Co-Founder Chan Hellman & Casey Gwinn. ... See MoreSee Less

As we start a new week, heres a great reminder from Hope Rising: How the Science of Hope Can Change Your Life, written by Hope Rising Oklahoma Co-Founder Chan Hellman & Casey Gwinn.
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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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