The Greenwood Rising History Center has received a $25,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation to enable thousands of Tulsa-area students to experience the center through immersive on-site field trips.
“Thanks to AT&T, more Tulsa Public School students than ever – at no cost to the schools or the students – will be able to explore Greenwood Rising,” said Phil Armstrong, interim executive director of the center. “We appreciate this grant and the company’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion in our community.”
Greenwood Rising is an educational experience that tells the story of Tulsa’s racial history, with the goal to educate in a way that creates intimacy, builds relationships, and develops trust. It offers education that transcends racial divisions throughout Oklahoma and beyond, and it inspires citizens to be the change they want to see in their own community.
“The Greenwood Rising History Center is doing important work to educate students and the public about Tulsa’s history,” said, Steve Hahn, president of AT&T Oklahoma. “AT&T is honored to be a part of helping Greenwood Rising fulfill its mission to educate our children in such a powerful and inspiring way.”
Greenwood Rising works closely with the Tulsa Public School District to provide curriculum, field trips and other resources. With the help of AT&T and other supporters, Greenwood Rising plans to provide field trips for students, from 8th grade through high school, from various area schools.
AT&T Philanthropy and Social innovation is committed to advancing education, creating opportunities, strengthening communities and improving lives. AT&T Connected Learning is a multi-year commitment to bridge the digital divide and narrow the homework gap, so today’s learners are connected with skills, resources, and opportunities for success in school and in life. Since 2008, it has committed $600 million to programs that help millions of students across all 50 states and around the world, particularly those in underserved communities.