354 Community Innovators and the communities they transform benefit from Possibilities Innovation Program.

Their work impacts around 50,000 people each year with innovative community changes. The yearlong program increases confidence and builds skills for working with others, motivating participants to create the communities they desire. Possibilities Innovation Program provides ongoing mentoring and support during and after the program for all current and past Community Innovators.

PIP Community Innovator Communities

Some of the ways Possibilities Community Innovators transform our communities:

  • Teach, coach, volunteer and mentor students at local schools
  • Offer truancy counseling for students and families
  • Offer financial counseling for seniors
  • Create formal neighborhood associations
  • Serve as Board of Director members for local non-profits
  • Volunteer for church programs
  • Lead a local STOMP group
  • Volunteer with Meals on Wheels and Doctors Without Borders
  • Volunteer to improve foster care and promote adoption
  • Volunteer for the NAACP Youth Advisory Counsel
  • Serve as the President of OKC NAACP
  • Provide job training and life skills
  • Provide an after school program for teens, and healthy lifestyles information for the community
  • Work with multi-neighborhood collaborations/coalitions to plan and acquire resources
  • Write and secure grants for lighting, signage, and landscaping
  • Hold regular community building events i.e. block parties and movie nights
  • Organize and hold regular neighborhood clean-ups
  • Serve as block captains and deliver neighborhood newsletters
  • Serve as neighborhood association officers
  • Volunteer to teach community craft classes
  • Volunteer to help with other graduates’ community projects
  • Distribute holiday baskets to struggling families and seniors
  • Facilitate a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren
  • Organize events such as the Paseo Arts Festival