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W.E. Prosper Business Internship Program is underway for 2023-2024

Work Ethics Pro$per is a business mentorship and internship program at Westside Community Center that introduces high school students to the world of business with the opportunity to learn about business culture, ethics, etiquette, and expectations, and then gain on-the-job experience. One Saturday morning each month at WCC, students in 9th-12th grades participate in W.E. Pro$per mini-workshops with volunteers from the Bartlesville professional community.  For more info visit this page: W.E. Prosper, or if you would like to volunteer as a business mentor, or hire one of our interns, or learn more please call WCC at 918-336-6760.

WCC has earned a Candid Gold Seal of Transparency on GuideStar

We’ve just earned our 2023 Gold Seal with Candid.org! This is an achievement for non-profit organizations who wish to be transparent with their mission, values, and financials to their constituents and community. We are excited to share the work our nonprofit does through our profile. Learn how you can support us and make a difference. Visit https://www.guidestar.org/profile/73-0605595 to see WCC on Guidestar. Thank you for your support of WCC!

Message from Chenin Patton, WCC Executive Director

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Today marks one year since I accepted the Executive Director position here at Westside. I am truly grateful for this entire experience thus far. I’ve met so many amazing people out there hustling and grinding for this little community we call the Ville and its people. I’ve learned an immense amount of African American history that I never knew existed. I’ve discovered how taxing the non-profit industry really is. Wanting rainbows and unicorns for everyone only to realize money doesn’t grow on trees. Who would have thunk it… I’ve been humbled more times than I can count. I […]

New Douglass Park Shelter

Two projects approved for funding in 2020 elections — the Douglass Park Shelter and Oak Park Basketball Court — are targeted for construction this summer, said Siemers. The Douglass Park Shelter, approved by voters in the 2020 General Obligation Bond Election, and Oak Park Basketball Court, approved in the 2020 Half-cent Capital Improvement Project Sales Tax Election, are still in the planning stages, he said. “Our department currently has a fairly heavy workload of capital projects and we’re trying to work in design on these projects with in-house resources,” Siemers said. “Our goal is to have plans ready sometime this […]

Enter the Douglassaires’ raffle for a 55″ TV!

$20 to enter. Email the Douglassaires at douglassaires1907@gmail.com, or talk to one of the board members. Drawing: Feb. 14, 2023 Winner can be anywhere in the U.S. as the TV will be shipped. The raffle benefits homecoming planning as they are gearing up for the Douglassaires & Friends 2023 Reunion “Bring It Back Home” Jul 20– Jul 23, 2023Event Locations Include: Douglass Park, Westside Community Center, Hilton Garden Inn (Host Hotel) and others. Activities for All Ages – Open to the Community. For more info visit the Douglassaires new website at douglassaires1907.com.

Christmas Cheer from the Symphony and GFBC

Thank you to all the patrons of the BSO Christmas Brass Concert who brought gifts for the families of WCC. We received clothes, toys, canned goods, hats, gloves, socks, and many practical personal care items. Thank you for your generosity! Thank you to everyone at Greater First Baptist Church! Thank you to everyone at Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra! Merry Christmas, all!

Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra Brass Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 11, 2022

Get in the holiday spirit with our Festive Brass Christmas Concert on December 11. Enjoy beautiful music from our brass and percussion musicians and feel good about helping our community during this special season. While the concert is free and open to the public, donations of non-perishable food items, winter clothing and toys would be greatly appreciated. Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra is pleased to partner with WCC and Truity Credit Union to add a little more joy to this bright season! BSO FESTIVE BRASS CHRISTMAS CONCERT Sunday, December 11 at 6PMGreater First Baptist Church216 W 10th St in Bartlesville

Meet WCC Board President David Austin

Meet our Board President, David Austin: “I have served on the Westside Community Center Board of Directors since 2016, including as board president since January of 2021. I’m proud to be part of the family of the WCC, which has been part of the Bartlesville landscape for more than 70 years. While we have our challenges – which can sometimes be the case with nonprofit organizations – WCC has a dedicated staff and board which is focused on propelling the organization forward. The WCC is unique in that it offers programs and services to students and their families who might […]

Poetry Night on November 19

Bring your own poems to read, or bring a favorite or classic poem. Or simply come and enjoy a poetic evening. It’s casual. Sometimes we get two people to read the same poem. Poetry does not always give up its secrets on one hearing. Everyone is invited. Admission is free. Saturday, November 19, 2022 6:00 – 8:00 pm Host: Morris McCorvey Moderator: Stacey Foresman For more information, please call WCC at 918-336-6760.

United Way annual campaign is underway!

Thank you to WCC Board member Amy Scott-Sanjur for making this video to ask her fellow employees at Phillips 66 to donate to Bartlesville Regional United Way. Everyone at Westside Community Center is grateful for the support of BRUW, Phillips 66, The Black Employees Network, all donors, the community, and our dedicated Board members! Thank you all. Want to donate to United Way? The campaign is underway through October 21. Visit bartlesvilleuw.org. United Begins with You! Leading the fight to improve the health, education and financial stability of every person in our communities.

Applications for W.E. Pro$per internship program due Sept. 8

Work Ethics Pro$per is a business mentorship and internship program at Westside Community Center that introduces high school students to the world of business with the opportunity to learn about business culture, ethics, etiquette, and expectations, and then gain on-the-job experience. One Saturday morning each month at WCC, students in 9th-12th grades participate in W.E. Pro$per mini-workshops with volunteers from the Bartlesville professional community.  Topics include: At the end of the year, after studying the basics and ethics of the business world, students work as paid interns for 80 hours at a partner business or organization in the community, gaining […]