The New Tulsans Initiative recognizes the core belief that our city’s greatest asset is our people. As Tulsa grows and becomes a diverse world-class city, the New Tulsans Initiative Welcoming Plan will provide pathways for socially responsible immigrant integration and will seek out opportunities that benefit both native born and immigrant residents of Tulsa. Read More
In Tulsa, immigrants who have high professional qualifications from their countries of origin may face challenges finding employment in their field of expertise or may experience unemployment and underemployment. Developing strategies for connecting this population with employment in fields they have experience in and are passionate about would not only offer economic mobility for their households, but would also promote a diverse and inclusive business climate and activate the full potential of Tulsa’s economy.Read More
The City of Tulsa welcomes the more than 850 Afghan refugees who will be resettled in our area as our new neighbors. We are excited to see the positive contributions Afghan refugees will make in our community and across the country. Learn more...
The New American Economy (NAE) worked with the City of Tulsa and local community organizations to survey Tulsans about their experiences during the pandemic. The COVID-19 Community Impact Survey was conducted between February and May of 2021 with targeted outreach to Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) and immigrant communities in Tulsa about the essential needs of their families; the impact of COVID-19 on their wellbeing; and the help they received from local organizations. Read insights from the survey online.
The Department of Homeland Security announced that as of March 9, 2021, the 2019 public charge rule is no longer in effect. This means that use of programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), federal housing assistance, or Medicaid (except for Medicaid for long-term institutionalization) will no longer be negatively factored into public charge assessments. Learn more here.
The City of Tulsa is one of twelve recipients of New American Economy (NAE) research that will be used to inform culturally sensitive emergency response and recovery measures that ensure all residents are supported, regardless of immigration status.
This customized data brief from NAE highlights the demographic nuances of Tulsa County’s immigrant population and will inform the advocacy, development, and implementation of inclusive local emergency and recovery responses. Read more...