United Way of Central Oklahoma works to address various social issues identified through our research by convening stakeholders and collaborating on solutions. As trends emerge, new community initiatives are created to respond to community needs.

Currently, the United Way is active in nearly 30 community initiatives, and in 2019, we partnered with the OKC Public Schools Compact on EmbraceOKC, a collaborative initiative to support behavioral health improvements throughout the Oklahoma City Public School District.

What is EmbraceOKC?

EmbraceOKC is a comprehensive approach to providing a school-based system of supports for OKCPS students and families that involves, community partnerships, high-quality tiered academic and behavioral strategies, and mental health services that range from prevention to treatment.

EmbraceOKC means that we have come together, as a community:
• To embrace mental health as preventable and treatable
• To protect children’s mental health for life
• To achieve maximum social and emotional wellbeing for children and their families
• To hold the school and community as a sanctuary of safety and support.


OKC Public Schools Compact

The following community partners have joined together to support improvements identified by the Oklahoma City Public Schools:

  • Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
  • The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • United Way of Central Oklahoma
  • City of Oklahoma City

Donate to EmbraceOKC

Donate Online

Donate by Text: Text Embrace to 40403 to start the gift process from your phone.*

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Donate by Mail: Download, print, sign and mail the EmbraceOKC PDF Pledge Form with your check to:

United Way of Central Oklahoma
P.O. Box 248919
Oklahoma City, OK 73124-8919

Learn more at www.okcps.org/embraceokc.

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