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City Year

Mission Statement

To build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership, and social entrepreneurship. Together these essential, interconnected and nonpartisan strategies can serve as the civic foundation for a strong, active, and responsive democracy.

Our Work in Tulsa

Thousands of students in Tulsa are at risk for dropping out. The consequences are real: Students who drop out are eight times more likely to become incarcerated and three times more likely to be unemployed. When a student drops out of school it has a lasting effect on our communities.


Meet Our City Year Team

Middle School Team

Katie Larabee
Middle School Team Leader
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Background: Truman State University, Major in Public Health
Favorite Quote: A ship in a harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are built for.

Hannah Frizzell
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Background: Oklahoma State University, Major in English/Philosophy
Favorite Quote: To say the very thing you really mean, the whole of it, nothing more or less or other than what you really mean; thats the whole art & joy of words.

Shawn Wiyninger 
Hometown: Blanchard, OK
Background: The University of Oklahoma, BA in Human Relations
Favorite Quote: Mondays are 1/7th of your life. Don't hate 1/7th of your life!

Sam Murphy 
Hometown: Camillus, NY
Background: University of Albany, BS in Chemistry and Math
Fun Fact: I went camping in Yellowstone for 2 weeks.

Ariel Smith 
Hometown: Bealeton, VA
Background: Virginia Tech, Agricultural Sciences
Fun Fact: I've traveled to Europe for 7 weeks by myself.

Greg McGillin
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Background: Temple University, Bachelor of Arts
Favorite Quote: Strive not to be a success, but rather be of value.

Akisha Hervey 
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Background: Oklahoma State University
Favorite Quote: Life is tough darling, but so are you!

Tess Asca 
Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
Background: James Madison University, Psychology
Favorite Quote: Just keep swimming! - Dory, Finding Nemo

Caitlin Roughface 
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Background: Tulsa Community College, Liberal Arts
Favorite Quote: Can you dig it? - Cyrus, The Warriors


High School Team

Keanna Marshall
High School Team Leader
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Background: OSU, Major in Sociology
Favorite Quote: They got to be us to see us. - Charlie Rose

Bovey Wu
Hometown: Moraga, CA
Background: Georgetown, Masters in Physiology
Fun Fact: Biked down the Pacific Coast highways in high school.

Quincy Metcalf
Hometown: Jenks, OK
Background: Oklahoma State University, BA in History
Favorite Quote: It's not by muscle, speed or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgement. - Cicero

Qwanis Bradley
Background: University of Oklahoma, Human Relations
Favorite Quote: I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou

Roger Smith
Hometown: Lefors, TX
Background: Bachelors from Oklahoma State University
Favorite Quote: Ideas are bulletproof. - V for Vendetta

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