The Eagle Newswire


The inaugural class of the Community and Police Leadership Collaborative is hosting a “Summer Connection Block Party” on June 10, 2017 at the Dream Center located at 200 West 46th Street North, Tulsa, Okla. The event will last from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will feature free food, prizes, carnival games, a photo booth, henna tattoos,
face painting, a basketball tournament as well as the premiere of a documentary about the
program experience. The event is free and open to the public.

The Community and Police Leadership Collaborative is joint venture between Leadership
Tulsa and the Tulsa Police Department. The program brought Tulsa Police Department (TPD)
officers and community members together to bridge divides and build bonds between
citizens and those charged with protecting and serving them.

Sponsors include: Leadership Tulsa, Mosaic, the TPD Foundation, and the Anne &
Henry Zarrow Foundation.


About The Sponsors

Leadership Tulsa’s claim is that “All leaders get there – to the place where they realize that life is bigger than any one of us and that to grow in their career, and as a person. They need to be connected to their community.” They further claim that they are “…the avenue to get you there.” Wendy Thomas, formerly the Executive Director of the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, has been the Leadership Tulsa’s executive director since January 2002. For further information on this independent 501C3 non-profit organization visit

            Mosaic is the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s diversity business council. The primary focus of Mosaic is to create awareness about the competitive advantage of having a diverse and inclusive business climate in the region. Mosaic empowers organizations to leverage diversity and inclusion as a competitive advantage. Membership is free and open to any individual or company no matter where they are in their diversity and inclusion journey.

            Kuma Roberts was appointed by the Tulsa Regional Chamber as the interim executive director of Mosaic and its workforce in April of 2017. Roberts previously served as the Chamber’s program manager for education. In that capacity, Roberts drove engagement between the Tulsa business community and area school districts.

            The TPD Foundation’s purpose is to “raise awareness and funds for needs of the TPD that will benefit officers and citizens in the City of Tulsa.”

            The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation seeks to alleviate the symptoms of poverty, enrich health and wellness, and empower and inspire community members to improve their lives.