LOYAL Action Projects

LOYAL Action Projects, or LAPS, are the hands-on short-term community service projects each LOYAL class completes as part of their LOYAL class experience. Community organizations submit proposals in the summer for projects they hope to have selected as a LOYAL Action Project. 6 to 8 projects are usually selected for each LOYAL class. Class members then choose which one of the projects they want to join, and the LAP team works November through April to complete the project. It's real-world experience in working with an established nonprofit to create positive community change.

 
 

Previous LOYAL Action Projects

  • Worked with the Oklahoma Heritage Association to increase the number of applications for available scholarships
  • Planned and implemented a special event for the  Parkinson’s Foundation
  • Developed a marketing plan for the Fitness Buddies program of Schools for Healthy Lifestyles
  • Created a volunteer recruitment, management, and retention plan for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County and the Redbud Classic
  • Analyzed the Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition’s Momentum event and presented recommendations to increase arts sales and other facets of the event.
  • Helped create and produce a new special event, the Doggy Derby, for the Oklahoma Humane Society, and Scrabble Showdown for the OKC Metro Literacy Coalition
  • Assisted the Christmas Connection by researching local nonprofits engaged in service provision similar to the Christmas Connection and making recommendations for changes that would focus the agency’s work
  • Rebranded Traveler’s Aid Society of Oklahoma to encompass and promote their assistance to homeless and others in financial need
  • Helped the Youth Council of Oklahoma City recruit applicants
  • Created and implemented a volunteer recruitment event for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Formed a Teen Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters and OKC Beautiful
  • Created a College Board for Infant Crisis Services
  • Marketed HeartLine’s 211 first big awareness and fund raising campaign
  • Produced programming for Paseo Arts Association and for the life skills curriculum for Crossings Community Church’s at risk middle schoolers’ program
  • Doubled the number of walks in the Great Places to Walk program
  • Built a database for alumni tracking for Celebrations Preschool
  • Designed and implemented “Employee Appreciation Week” events for Downtown OKC
  • Conducted needs assessment for Positive Tomorrows
  • Helped create and produce first “Hungryman Race” for Neighborhood Services Organization
  • Created Young Professionals Group for OK Zoological Society
  • Designed new middle school girls program for RiverSport
  • Created a new volunteer recruitment event for the Girl Scouts
  • Took testimonials from clients and created print and video materials from them for the Health Alliance for the Uninsured
  • Created a flash mob to publicize Whiz Kids
  • Re-started an arts program for the Homeless Alliance
  • Implemented parts of Calm Waters’ PR plan
  • Helped Autismok.org with its launch of its mascot Dash
  • Revised the policy manual for Infant Crisis Services
  • Created a video for Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma
  • Evaluated the volunteer process for Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County
  • Helped the Oklahoma City County Health Department with an event opening its Northeast Regional Wellness Center
  • Created and produced an art show by clients at NorthCare
  • Created and produced a Tween Ball for Oklahoma Children’s Theatre
  • Marketed the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
  • Helped Best Friends of Pets with their volunteer manual and pet adoption process
  • Planned a Day at the Legislature for Girl Scouts
  • Created and implemented “Canines Against Cubicles,” a downtown dog walking and adoption event
  • Planned an implemented Uptown 23rd’s inaugural Farmers’ Market
  • Researched and created a map of locations for potential Curbside Chronicle vendors
  • Designed a summer teen volunteer program for The Children’s Center
  • Planned and implemented an after-event for the RedBud Classic
  • Produced supply drive for Central Oklahoma Humane Society
  • Planned and implemented donor appreciation event for Community Literacy Centers
  • Planned and produced a “block party” for Northeast Renaissance Steering Committee (NERSC)
  • Researched alternatives sites for Open Street events for OKC-County Health Dept
  • Recruited host families for Team Tinker Home Away From Home, Inc.
  • Held event for benefit of the new teaching kitchen at Youth Services for Oklahoma County, Inc.
  • Central Oklahoma Humane Society: created supply drive
  • Community Literacy Centers: created and implemented Donor thank you event
  • Northeast Renaissance Steering Committee (NERSC): Helped design and implement the first Northeast OKC Festival (continues today)
  • OKC-County Health Dept: analyzed potential sites for future community-wide Open Streets events
  • Oklahoma City Police Athletic League: created a plan to recruit, manage, and retain volunteer coaches
  • Redbud Classic: enhanced the Stroller/Walking segment of the race
  • The Harn Homestead: created a self-guided tour through the museum
  • OKC National Memorial Marathon: created and staffed a new water stop/cheering section on the Memorial route