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Norman Farmer's Market, summer produce in this file photo from 8-3-2011.  mh

Farmers markets connect growers and consumers for the freshest local produce

Farmers markets connect growers and consumers for the freshest local produce

“We have consumers that have a desire to be involved in their community or at least to know their community,” said Meriruth Cohenour, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry agritourism coordinator.

Oklahomas Kids Belong president Scott Werner provided

Local nonprofit works to place foster children with permanent families

Oklahoma’s Kids Belong helps foster children tell their stories in their own words and connects them with forever families.

Metro Tech’s MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach programs offer tai chi, Get Fit, line dancing, kickboxing, yoga and Zumba. (Oklahoma City Community Foundation / provided)

Enrollment ends Monday for MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach classes

In two years, Metro Technology Center’s 12 to 15 weekly MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach classes, made possible in part by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s Wellness Initiative, have maxed out. “We offer multiple sessions of tai chi, Zumba, Get Fit, line dancing, kickboxing and yoga,” said Metro Tech wellness coordinator Valerie McMurray-Hopkins. Different classes can

Jason Pawley works on a mural at Eugene Field Elementary, Monday, March 20, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Classen Ten Penn neighborhood, Plaza District, local artists rally to return art to Eugene Field Elementary

“We wanted to come up with a model that could potentially be replicable in other schools as well as something that is sustainable for the long-term,” Karper said. “It is an opportunity for artists, but it also benefits students.”

Aurora Lora speaks during a public meeting at Andrew Johnson Elementary, Thursday, March 23, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OKC Public Schools consolidation plan would drastically affect students, communities

“We are looking at more systemic changes because we’ve run out of easy things to cut,” Lora said last week. “Now, we have to look at changes in grade configurations and school closures for small schools.”

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Local Impact: Grassroots groups bring citizens together to respond to federal issues affecting local communities

Oklahoma Progressive Network and Indivisible use social media and real-life interaction to shed light on important issues that affect everyone.

Russell Perry | Photo provided

Leadership Oklahoma to honor community luminaries at annual gala

“I hired people of color, for the most part, who didn’t have the training to be a journalist,” Russell Perry said. “I trained them.”

Sandino Thompson, community member on OKCPS Northeast Task Force, poses for a photo at F.D. Moon, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local task force focuses on improving students’ lives

OKCPS’ Northeast Task Force works to develop recommendations for change in northeast Oklahoma City schools.

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