Every community has unique strengths, history & challenges. We don’t believe that large percentages of any community become captive to generational “cycles” simply because one thing is broken. If the problems are multi-faceted, the answer should be too. That’s why our approach is a little different. We aren’t relief (though we have some great partners who are), we are relationship based, community-driven redevelopment. Our neighbors serve on the board, on each team & speak into ground level change. If we are doing it right, a family who connects to one arm of RestoreOKC will connect to 3 others until they are stable and able to share out of the abundance of resources back with the community and become part of creating community with us.
Housing & Home Repair
Our Workday arm partners with the city to serve our NEOKC neighbors with home repairs and housing as available. The Fair Housing Act made home ownership possible for the first time for many black families in the 50s & 60s. Many neighbors now have title issues, historic distrust or lack the bandwidth to navigate the resources that might be available to them.
School Support for Community
At the center of every thriving community is a thriving school. By placing a system of support into our local partner elementary schools we make sure that our school staff & students experience the love and support of a wide community that is committed to giving kids a strong foundation. By supporting our teachers, we know we can impact the next generation!
We believe sharing our resources into healthy opportunities for economic development starts by investing local enterprises that meet local needs to employ people from the community. Freedom Farms seeks to partner with our community to create a space where our students become the stakeholders who lead the next generation in creating sustainable food & flourishing futures.
Adult Economic Development
We believe that one of the most profound building blocks of any community is work. When we work to create jobs, we give neighbors the freedom to choose how they want to develop their own community. Adult employment gives us the ability to walk with whole families & build deep meaningful community. Plus, our employment pieces give 10% of their profits back into a fund to reinvest into their community how they desire!
When these arms all work together, we believe the result is pretty profound:
WHOLE FAMILIES flourishing for their WHOLE LIVES creating WHOLE NEW CYCLES for themselves & our community.
Dedicated to change.
We believe fully that we are better together. That every community has history, gifting & experiences that we all are the richer & wiser for knowing. We truly believe that we need one another and that we are created for reconciled community.