building relationships of reconciliation for restorative justice:

equip. educate. employ.

 
 

ministries OF RESTOREOKC

restoreokc is an asset-based community development Non-profit operating in east Oklahoma city. arms are created under the umbrella of restoreokc as we listen to the needs of the community and mobilize together about how best to engage & respond. 

we believe that the Church & business community has all the needed resources, plus the creativity and calling to engage.  we believe that this work forges us into the multi-ethnic, reconciled family that we were created to be.  We believe that when we leverage the resources we have been gifted, we can see sustainable & flourishing communities.  

 
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Building hope-filled pathways out of poverty through job training

TWO ROOSTERS CLeaning company

 
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DESCRIPTION

Two Roosters is an arm of RestoreOKC that walks alongside low-income single-parent families, helping them break harmful cycles through employment.  It begins with a 20-week intensive job & life skills training, WorkLife, from the Chalmers Center for Economic Development.  With supportive transitional housing, ally support teams, family advocacy, and youth employment & higher-education opportunities for their children we hope to see our sisters create a new cycle of hope for themselves and the next generation.  

 

benefits to our employees

  • Life goals and historic roadblocks are evaluated with “allies” that help employees figure out next steps & how to pursue their long-term dreams with the support of community.

  • High-interest debt is consolidated and paid via a 1% interest loan provided in partnership with Catholic Charities so that women "graduate," debt-free.

benefits to our clients

  • Because we are job-training ministry, up to 50% of what you'd ordinarily pay for a housecleaning service is considered a “donation."

  • You get a clean home and get to build a new relationship with an incredible team of servant-hearted women who want to serve, pray, and love on you!

  • You get to be part of an adventure to help women break a multi-generational cycle for themselves and their children!

 
 

creating a structure of support for our community’s schools

STONE OF HOPE 

 
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DESCRIPTION

Stone of Hope exists to provide a structure of support for students & educators in our local schools.

OKCPS Superintendent Robert Neu stated that our city's statistics show that our minority children are "dying on the vine" as they disproportionately lack the same opportunities to build a foundation from which to thrive academically.  Academic studies show that minority students who are not able to read by 3rd grade are 8x more likely to drop out of high school.  We believe that it is our job to enter in and be a part of changing that cycle.  

By surrounding our community school with support, we are able to come alongside and serve our crowded classrooms and under-supported teachers so that we can all work together to make our schools a place where children, educators and the community thrive. 

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INCLUDES

  • Classroom Care Teams are teams of 6 adults who adopt a classroom all year long, serving it two-hours per week, every week.

  • Uniform Closet & Laundry Facilities to wash uniforms.

  • School Supply Closet and Full Set of Classroom Supplies.

  • Teaching Interactive Science Every Friday in partnership with The Academy.

  • Hosting Weekly Assemblies and Special Events.

  • Providing Backpacks of Food home over weekends through the Regional Food Bank for kids whose homes qualify as "food insecure."

  • Providing healthy snacks 2x weekly through a partnership with KEHE distributors and Buy For Less/Uptown Grocers.

  • Classroom Gardens for Food & Interactive Learning

  • Summer Kids Camp

 

affordable housing and home repair 

WORKDAY

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DESCRIPTION

The Workday exists to engage and equip neighbors to show neighborly love through deeds of justice and mercy.  We LOVE to host teams, so if your group is looking for a way to serve as a morning, weekend, or week-long team we would love to talk!

WORKDAYS ARE EVERY 2ND SATURDAY FROM 8:30-12:30

APR. 13 — RSVP FOR YOU OR YOUR GROUP HERE.

MAY 11 — RSVP FOR YOU OR YOUR GROUP HERE.

JUNE 8 — RSVP FOR YOU OR YOUR GROUP HERE.

JULY 13 — RSVP FOR YOU OR YOUR GROUP HERE.

AUG. 10 — RSVP FOR YOU OR YOUR GROUP HERE.

SEPT. 14 — RSVP FOR YOU OR YOUR GROUP HERE.

OCT. 12 — RSVP FOR YOU OR YOUR GROUP HERE.

NOV. 9 — RSVP FOR YOU OR YOUR GROUP HERE.

 

What can i expect to do on a workday:

  • mow a widow’s lawn

  • scrape and paint a widow's home

  • work in a community garden

  • deliver furniture to a single-mother or widow

  • helping a widow or single mom with basic home repairs that she cannot afford

  • visiting residents of a city nursing home

  • building or repairing wheelchair ramps

  • visiting our friends with flowers and donuts and spending time together with them

 
 

growing food. growing jobs. growing friendship.

freedom farms

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DESCRIPTION

Freedom Farms is a job-training & economic development partnership of RestoreOKC & Langston University’s Agricultural & Applied Sciences Department.

Our mission is 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. 

 

Our intentions:

  • Provide economic development that builds on resources that already exist within the community;

  • to grow food organically in order to provide food within our food-desert community;

  • to engage and empower the community and foster improvement efforts;

  • to provide a place of beauty, rest, & plenty for members of the community to experience justice and mercy and safe community.