The Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is continuing its program by partnering with Oklahoma City Public Schools and Oklahoma City Community College. The program utilizes case managers to work with students and families from three high schools – Capitol Hill, Southeast and U.S. Grant – and three middle schools – Roosevelt, Webster and Jefferson. Their mission is to enroll students in the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program and to inform students and their parents about the steps needed to be successful in college. The VIVA Oklahoma’s Promise outreach case managers make presentations during school assemblies and set up appointments to discuss college options with both parents and students. Also, grant funds are being used to track the progress of students once they are enrolled in Oklahoma’s Promise. In addition, the program staff is hosting college awareness events for students and parents at each of the schools.