Imagine a place where youth move from a negative peer culture to a positive peer culture thus positively influencing their life and our community. At a Pocket Full of Hope, we provide a risk free environment to explore problem resolution and change. In this organization youth are given the opportunity to empower themselves in a non-threatening, participatory and inclusive atmosphere using music, theatre and dance.

Our Service Learning Program
In this meaningful place, the youth also learn to see themselves as participants in this society. They are able to put their knowledge and ideas into practice by helping to solve real community problems along side other community members.

A Pocket Full Of Hope recently celebrated a significant achievements. The organization won 1st place for their original movie "Life is a Struggle". It was chosen the "Best Movie for Youth" at the 2013 Bare Bones International Film Festival. The film provides useful life lessons to viewers through an avenue that is entertaining, informative and thought provoking. Dr. Lester Shaw Founder & Executive Director of the organization, believes that 'when young people see the movie, they will recognize the negative pressures that seek to prevent achievement". The movie is now on DVD and can be purchased at A Pocket Full Of Hope's book store at HopeVille Mansion located at 1325 E Apache Tulsa, OK or by calling (918) 430-1700.

Raise the roof for kids

Information regarding the organization’s finances and annual report can be found at

Equal Opportunity Statement/Notice of Nondiscrimination: A Pocket Full Of Hope, Inc.,
as a non-profit agency, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and/or age in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment decisions. The organization is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, not to discriminate in such a manner. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) If you suspect discrimination please contact:
Title IX, Section 504, Discrimination Employment Issues: Dr. Lester Shaw, Executive Director at 918-430-1700. Title IX, Discrimination, Section 504 Student Issues: Dr. Lester Shaw, Executive Director at 918-430-1700. General questions about the organization should be directed to 918-430-1700.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Chair of the Board of Directors, 1325 East Apache, Tulsa, OK 74106. 918-430-1700

For further information on non-discrimination contact

The OCR office for Oklahoma is located at: Kansas City Office, Office for Civil Rights,
U.S. Department of Education, 8930 Ward Parkway, Suite 2037, Kansas City, MO 64114-3302. Telephone: 816-268-0550; FAX: 816-823-1404; TDD: 877-521-2172. Email:

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November 2016: "Big 10 Ballroom Revue"
Dance, Music and Monologues 

December 2016:  Hope For The Holidays Movie Can be seen on Pocket Power TV Tulsa Public Schools Cox Ch 20

Social Responsibility Training
Tulsa Public Schools
Every Tuesday: Central High & Jr High School 12:30

Social Responsibility Training
Tulsa Public Schools
Every Tuesday: McLain High & Jr High  School 11:30

A Pocket Full Of Hope
Social Responsibility Training
HopeVille Mansion 
1325 E. Apache Tulsa, OK 
6:pm -8:pm

January 2017 : Hope For The Holidays Continues

January 2017 MLK Parade

February  TCC Black Heritage Conference TCC Northeast Campus TBA

February  2017 Okmulgee HS Talent Show 7:pm

March 2017 Youth Empowerment Tour \

May 2017 "Voices of Hope Choir"
OSU-Tulsa 6:pm

Summer Camp: 2017

Creative Eyes Video & Photography Group Meetings
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. HopeVille Mansion 1325 E. Apache Tulsa, OK from 4p.m. to 8p.m.

Tutoring Every Wednesday from 4:pm to 8:pm
HopeVille Mansion 1325 E. Apache Tulsa, OK 6:pm -8:pm








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