OKC VeloCity | ‘Our Best Investment’ campaign highlights positive outcomes, importance of OKCPS

‘Our Best Investment’ campaign highlights positive outcomes, importance of OKCPS

By Staff Reports / Inside OKC / September 18, 2018

All cities invest in police, streets and parks to improve the quality of life. A new campaign from The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public schools reminds residents education is Our Best Investment.

The launch of the yearlong campaign features community leaders sharing why they strongly support Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) and urging others to get involved.

“It doesn’t matter if you have children in OKCPS or not,” said Mary Mélon, president and CEO of The Foundation for OKCPS. “If you’re part of this community, the district is filled with your kids, and we’ve got to accept responsibility for that.”

The campaign aims to get the community more engaged with schools, promote district success stories and demonstrate how an investment in education benefits all.

Cox Communications Senior Vice President and Region Manager Percy Kirk highlighted the importance of community support for economic development.

“As we try to recruit businesses to Oklahoma City, a question on their mind is always, ‘What’s the community doing to support the school district?’” he said.

The Foundation offers many ways for people and organizations to get involved, including Partners in Action and DonorsChoose.org.

As Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said, “Ultimately, a city doesn’t exist without its people, and Our Best Investment happens in school buildings.”

For more information, visit http://www.okckids.com/advocacy.


About The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools

Created in 1984, The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools is a nonprofit organization with a mission to advance excellence, create champions and build strong community support for lasting success in Oklahoma City Public Schools. The Foundation works closely with the District and business community to align strategies and priorities for sustained performance improvement. Please visit www.okckids.com for more information on our focus areas and volunteer and giving opportunities.

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