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Oklahoman Published: June 29, 2014


YWCA competes for extra space

YWCA Oklahoma City has been chosen as one of 50 semifinalists in the Guaranteed Rate’s Ultimate Neighborhood Give Back Challenge, a nationwide search for people and organizations that are leading projects that make meaningful impacts in their communities. Guaranteed Rate is giving away $100,000.

YWCA is building a new emergency shelter and repurposing the existing shelter to become an extended stay shelter to address the needs of the community.

By voting for Extended Stay at the YWCA — Oklahoma City on the challenge’s Facebook page, people can help the YWCA provide assistance to those in need. (Go to and scroll down to Oklahoma City.)

For more information, go to

Positive Tomorrows receives grant

Positive Tomorrows has received a $15,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and its Opportunities for Children iFund grant program. This grant will support Positive Tomorrows’ extracurricular activities program and new healthy lifestyle program, the Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 plan.

Positive Tomorrows is a private, tuition-free elementary school serving Oklahoma City’s homeless children. For more information, go to

Nonprofit has new board members

Upward Transitions welcomes five new members to its executive board of directors. Belinda Howard Tricinella, Jo Kenaga, Shelly Smith, Wendy Lambert and Joe Symcox join a board of 21 members.

Upward Transitions offers a variety of programs, including financial assistance with rent and utilities, relocation for victims of domestic violence and transitional housing for homeless families. For more information or to make a donation, call 232-5507 or go to

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