Recently our R.E.B.U.I.L.D. program director Tiffany Munoz contacted the principal at the Martin Luther King Elementary in Oklahoma City and discovered yet another school in distress. It is 95% African American and there’s a low parent-school involvement ratio. Furthermore, they are suffering from the technological gap and deficient funding. The principal described it as one of several schools in the Oklahoma City area that has been designated as a “transformation school”, that is a failing school in need of new systems and structures which support and provide solid foundations for every student. As the new leader charged with this task, he is extremely motivated to make the necessary changes.
R.E.B.U.I.L.D. is the United Black Family Scholarship Foundation's community reinvestment pilot program. It focuses on empowering underserved and underrepresented communities so they can become self-sufficient and economically stable. We see this as the key to defeating structural racism and ending mass incarceration. There are many facets to R.E.B.U.I.L.D and they all involve community organizing and involvement, so much so that our program is designed to shift and change with the needs of each community.
That said, as a way to introduce our R.E.B.U.I.L.D. program to OKC communities and build partnerships, we are hosting a back-to-school drive in which we will be supplying children with the tools they need to distance-learn successfully. Working with school officials, we’ve identified the need for school supplies including but not limited to clothing, laptops and internet access. Our goal is to raise $20,000, which will assist in purchasing the items.
We look forward to gaining your support in supplying these children with the tools they need for success this coming school year. So we ask that you please make this possible and help us give back to underserved communities! We are incredibly grateful for any and all contributions!
Check out more about our R.E.B.U.I.L.D. program here: https://ubfsf.org/index.php/community-reinvestment-program/?fbclid=IwAR2ZS23dydKAz2Y9PDEZlg5TB6Zug8lW2OOmk9jHwN5Hgevf8g3yCkFIsKE
To learn more about our organization and its programs, visit us at https://www.ubfsf.org