Youth Services of Tulsa (YST) has been awarded an 18-month grant to strengthen its current programs.
The $200,000 PropelNext grant will also establish a performance management system to ensure that program goals are consistently being met in an effective and efficient manner.
PropelNext is a new venture of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) that seeks to advance the programmatic impact of youth-serving organizations across the country.
With the new grant—YST expects to focus on Tulsa's disadvantaged youth at greatest risk of failing to reach successful adulthood, assess where programs are most needed, provide capitol and technical assistance to existing programs, and share program outcomes with other community-based organizations who serve youth.
"We are humbled by this grant award which recognizes Y-S-T as one of the leaders in the country for youth-based programming, and we are excited about the opportunity to work with E-M-C-F's PropelNext to strengthen our programs which serve Tulsa's youth," Executive Director James Walker said in a press release.
Of 102 non-profits that applied for EMCF's PropelNext grant award, YST was one of 15 organizations in ten states that were selected.
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