Lumina Foundation names Tulsa a ‘Talent Hub’
Cities like Tulsa, Los Angeles and Cincinnati earned the designation by creating environments that attract, retain and cultivate talent.
Tulsa is one of 17 cities across the nation to be designated as “Talent Hubs,” according to the Lumina Foundation. Cities like Tulsa, Los Angeles and Cincinnati earned the designation by creating environments that attract, retain and cultivate talent, particularly among today’s students, many of whom are people of color, the first in their families to go to college and from low-income households.
As a Talent Hub, Tulsa will receive $350,000 in grant funding over 42 months. The funding, provided by the Lumina and Kresge foundations, will support local efforts of the Tulsa Regional Chamber, Tulsa Community WorkAdvance, Tulsa Community College and Tulsa Tech to support enrollment of 5 percent more adult Hispanic and low-income students in postsecondary education. In addition, the Tulsa Talent Hub will work with community partners to drive a 10 percent increase in Hispanic students applying existing educational credits to further their postsecondary education.