Oklahoma’s Poverty Landscape

Mapping poverty can be deceiving. This interactive map showing poverty rates by census tract across Oklahoma helps pinpoint the smaller areas with extreme levels of deprivation.

Summer and After-School Programs Out of Reach for Many Parents

When school’s out, in summer or afternoon, many parents face a struggle. Research shows that children without access to summer and after-school learning programs can suffer academically, but finding good, affordable ones is an arduous task. Oklahoma provides no state funding, and a federal program could be eliminated.

‘Watch-Out’ Video: The Widespread Problem of Hunger

Hunger in Oklahoma was the focus of an “Oklahoma Watch-Out” public forum, featuring Hunger Free Oklahoma Executive Director Chris Bernard; Katie Fitzgerald, CEO of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, and Leon Hill, Oklahoma City Public Schools executive director of operations services.

Budget Crisis Clips Credit For Working Poor

Oklahoma lawmakers have voted to pare back the state’s earned income tax credit. The incentive provides an annual income boost to about 200,000 low-income households with working parents.

Oklahoma Watch-Out: Challenges in South OKC

As part of the “Talk With Us” mobile video project, Oklahoma Watch held a forum in south Oklahoma City featuring Oklahoma City Councilwoman Meg Salyer, OKC Public Schools board member Gloria Torres and attorney Michael Brooks-Jimenez.

Talk With Us: Poverty in Oklahoma City Neigborhoods

What are the challenges of living in low-income neighborhoods? Journalists at Oklahoma Watch and students at OU’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication unveiled a mobile-video project on impoverished neighborhoods.