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ACLU of Oklahoma

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma is a nonprofit, non-partisan, privately funded organization devoted exclusively to the defense and promotion of the individual rights secured by the U.S. and Oklahoma constitutions.

Executive Director: Ryan Kiesel

Email: acluok@acluok.org

Address: P.O. Box 1626

Oklahoma City, OK 73101

Phone: (405) 524-8511

Website: acluok.org


American Dream Center

Areas of Legal Assistance: Adjustment of status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), employment authorization, family-based petitions, naturalization/citizenship, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions

Types of legal assistance: help completing forms, filings with USCIS

Email: casey@amdreamcenter.com

Address: 13111 E. 21st ST. , Tulsa, OK 74134

Phone: (918) 609-3247

Website: amdreamcenter.com


Angels Foster Family Network

Our mission is to rescue abused, abandoned, and neglected children, match them with a select group of trained foster parents and ensure the maximum emotional, social, and intellectual development of each child.

Founder/Executive Director: Jennifer Abney

Assistant Director: Carla Dobbs | carla.dobbs@angelsfosterokc.org

Address: 129 Ed Noble Parkway

Norman, OK 73072

Phone: (405) 531-0352

Fax: (405) 701-7149

Website: angelsfosterokc.org


Chickasha Tri-County NAACP Branch

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. 

Email: rpashanti-alexander@okcps.org

Website: oknaacp.org


Citizens Caring for Children

Citizens Caring for Children has provided for children living in foster care by meeting their material, emotional, and intellectual needs.

Executive Director: Lynne Roller

Address: 730 W. Wilshire, Suite 111 & 112

Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Phone: (405) 753-4099 

Website: citizenscaringforchildren.org


Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma

To raise awareness and provide resources, as well as promote acceptance and inclusion for people with down syndrome.

Executive Director: Sarah Soell | sarah@dsaco.org

Email: info@dsaco.org

Address: 521 W Wilshire Blvd., Suite 130

Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Phone: (405) 600-9981

Website: dsaco.org


Dream Action Oklahoma

Dream Action Oklahoma is a nonprofit organization that aims to empower the local immigrant community through advocacy and education to ensure justice for all immigrants. We do this through promoting education, equity, civic engagement, and community service in the state of Oklahoma.

Executive Director: Serena Prammanasudh | serena@daok.org

Outreach & Advocacy Director: Jose Rubio | jose@daok.org

Address: PO Box 1081

OKC, OK 73101

Website: daok.org


Empower OKC

Lilyfield's mission is to provide stable, loving families for children and youth through adoption, foster care placements, specialized counseling for those impacted by adoption and foster care, independent living services for former foster youth, and EmpowerOKC, which is a prevention program that serves children and families at-risk of involvement with the foster care system.

Email: tramirez@lilyfield.org

Address: 1841 Exchange Ave.,

Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Phone: (405) 602-8861

Website: empowerfamiliesokc.com


Freedom Oklahoma

Freedom Oklahoma works to secure lived equality and legal protection for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and queer people through advocacy, public education, coalition building, and empowerment in the civic process.

Executive Director: Allie Shinn

Email: info@freedomoklahoma.org

Address: PO Box 18711

Oklahoma City, OK 73154

Phone: (405) 446-8836

Website: freedomoklahoma.org


Institute for Child Advocacy

OICA was established to create a strong advocacy network that would provide a voice for the needs of children and youth in Oklahoma, particularly those in the state’s care and those growing up amid poverty, violence, abuse and neglect, disparities, or other situations that put their lives and future at risk.

Address: 2915 N Classen Blvd, Ste 320

Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Phone: (405) 236-5437

Website: oica.org


Keep Oklahoma Beautiful

Empower Oklahoma citizens to preserve and enhance the state's natural beauty and ensure a healthy, sustainable environment.

Executive Director: Jeanette Nance | jeanette@keepoklahomabeautiful.com

Address: 720 W Wilshire Blvd, Suite 118

Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Website: keepoklahomabeautiful.com


Latino Community Development Agency

Our mission is to improve the quality of life in the Latino community through education, leadership, services and advocacy.

President & CEO: Dr. Raul Font

Address: 420 SW 10th

Oklahoma City, OK 73109

Phone: (405) 236-0701

Fax: (405) 236-0737

Website: lcdaok.com


March for Our Lives

To harness the power of young people across the country to fight for sensible gun violence prevention policies that save lives.

Website: marchforourlives.com/chapter/mfol-oklahoma-city/


NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness)

Improves the quality of life for individuals and families affected by mental illness through support, education, and advocacy.

President: Clark Grothe

Address: 3812 N Santa Fe Ave, Suite 305,

Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Phone: 1-800-583-1264

Website: namioklahoma.org


Oklahoma Black Lives Matter

Our mission is to highligh racial disparities, injustices, & advocate for racial equity.

Website: blmokc.com


Oklahoma Call for Reproductive Justice

A group of organizations and individuals promoting reproductive justice in Oklahoma through education, empowerment, and advocacy.

Founder: Martha Skeeters

Address: P.O. Box 892381

Oklahoma City, OK 73189-2381

Website: ocrj.org/whatisrj


Oklahoma Policy

OK Policy is an independent non-profit. We advance equitable and fiscally responsible policies leading to expanded opportunity for all Oklahomans through nonpartisan research, analysis, and advocacy.

Executive Director: David Blatt

Email: info@okpolicy.org

Address: Oklahoma Policy Institute

907 S Detroit Ave, Suite 1005

Tulsa, OK 74120-4265

Phone: (918) 794-3944

Website: okpolicy.org


Oklahoma Sierra Club

Our Statement of Purpose: To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the Earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the Earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality ofthe natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Director: Johnson Bridgwater | johnson.bridgwater@sierraclub.org

Chapter Chair: Cheyenne Branscum | cheybranscum@gmail.com

Phone: (405) 902-2288

Website: sierraclub.org/oklahoma


Oklahoma Thunder Community

The Thunder Community Relations Department works to create programs and partnerships that make a positive impact on the greater Oklahoma City community. Our primary focus is on youth, with an emphasis on reading and literacy, health and fitness, and youth basketball.

Director: Erin Oldfield

Events Manager: Jennifer Watson

Programs Manager: Debbie Williams

Coordinator: Jackson Reber

Email: fans@okcthunder.com

Address: 208 Thunder Drive

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Phone: (405) 208-4800

Website: nba.com/thunder/community


Oklahoma Women's Coalition

The Oklahoma Women’s Coalition is a statewide network of individuals and organizations working together to improve the lives of women and girls through education and advocacy. The Coalition promotes nonpartisan efforts, speaking with one voice, while addressing issues important to the progress of Oklahoma’s women and girls.

Executive Director: Liz Charles | director@okwc.org | (9180 850-6945

Address: 720 West Wilshire, Suite 101-D

Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Phone: (405) 286-0356

Website: okwc.org


Peace House Oklahoma City

The Peace House is an education and advocacy center for a wide variety of justice and peace issues, including human rights, economic justice, environmental sustainability, nonviolence, and peace.

Director: Nathaniel Batchelder

Address: 2912 N Robinson OKC, OK 73103

Phone: (405) 524-5577

Website: peacehouseok.org/about


Southwestern Urban Foundation

Make a difference and build strong, lasting relationships that work to improve the lives of African-Americans and other minorities in greater Oklahoma City.

Chairman: Willie B. Rogers

Email: info@swurbanfoundation.org

Address: 3017 N. Martin Luther King Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 17533

Oklahoma City, OK 73136-1533

Phone: (405) 424-2889

Website: swurbanfoundation.org


Teach For America

Teach For America catalyzes leadership to make educational equity a reality.

Contact: teachforamerica.org/contact-us

Website: teachforamerica.org


The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM)

The Education and Employment Ministry, also known as TEEM, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development and work readiness training.

Executive Director: Kris Steele

Email: info@teem.org

Website: teem.org


The Spero Project

Our first and most important work is to create the most welcoming city to newly arriving refugees. We work to ensure every new neighbor is known and feels connected to the larger Oklahoma City community. It is our great joy to get to know new friends and share in hospitality together. In addition, we offer resources and learning opportunities that help in practical transition to Oklahoma.

Email:  info@thesperoproject.com

Website: thesperoproject.com


Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City

Works to bring social and economic equality to impoverished citizens in our community.

President/CEO: Dr. Valerie Thompson

Address: 3900 N. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave.

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Phone: (405) 424-5243

Fax: (405) 424-3382

Website: urbanleagueok.org


YWCA

Our Vision: Providing help and hope to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in central Oklahoma.

CEO: Janet Peery | jpeery@ywcaokc.org

COO: Gwen Lang | glang@ywcaokc.org

Address: 2460 NW 39th St.,

Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Phone: (405) 948-1770

Fax: (405) 943-7177

Website: ywcaokc.org