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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: Goals social and business etiquette personal finance public speaking resumés and applications interview skills, and educational opportunities. At the end of the year, after studying the basics and ethics of the business world, students […]

ConocoPhillips makes donation to Westside Community Center

ConocoPhillips recently showed its support of the Westside Community Center by making a $25,000 donation to the non-profit organization. The Westside Community Center is a partner agency of the Bartlesville Regional United Way. The donation will go toward programs and operating expenses for the Westside Community Center. The organization has been part of the Bartlesville landscape for more than 70 years and has a stated mission to “educate and empower the underserved in our community.” Among the more prominent programs offered by the Westside Community Center are two that benefit area students – Community Advanced Study Hall and Work-Ethics-Prosper, which […]

Peaceful People for 4th & 5th graders

Peaceful People is an initiative to provide the time, space and context for empowering youth with the ability to develop calm and peace in themselves and promote those attributes to their peers. This program is for 4th and 5th grade students in select elementary schools in Bartlesville. In the past, this program was known as “Peaceful Warriors” but it has now been revamped to include girls. Programs Director: Morris McCorvey For more information, please call WCC at 918-336-6760.

Phillips 66 to fund a new STEM-focused summer program at Westside Community Center

Westside Community Center will offer a special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) summer program in 2023, thanks to a $15,000 grant from Phillips 66 awarded to WCC this past week. Students will get hands-on, immersive full days of learning about STEM topics such as Animal and Plant Life Cycles, Weather Patterns, Properties of Matter, Space Science, Chemistry, and more. Among the equipment and supplies to be funded through the grant include portable microscopes and slides for the on-the-go study of biology and ecology during nature hikes. “Our kids will have the opportunity to practice scientific concepts through fun and exciting projects,” said WCC Executive Director […]

Bartlesville Police Community Meeting May 17, 2022

The Bartlesville Police Department (BPD) is now hosting monthly community meetings to engage with citizens. People are encouraged to attend to learn about crime and policing in Bartlesville.The meeting at WCC will be the first meeting of these monthly events. Meet and interact with the officers, ask questions, and voice concerns in order to strengthen communication between the BPD and the community. This event is Tuesday, May 17, at 7:00 p.m. at Westside Community Center, 501 S. Bucy Avenue. This meeting will be in District 107, which is west of the railroad tracks. Anyone can attend the meetings regardless of […]

Family HealthCare Clinic Vouchers Available

Family Healthcare Clinic was so generous to donate 50 medical appointment vouchers for our community. Appointments will be discounted to $20.00 (plus any lab costs). These vouchers will expire May 15 2022. Please call (918) 336-6760 to claim your voucher. Thank you to Molly Collins and friends over Family HealthCare Clinic. Westside Community Center is a proud BRUW Partner Agency.

Cherokee Nation donates to WCC

Cherokee Council Member Dora Smith-Patzkowski stopped by the West Side Community Center and presented us with a $3,000 donation from the Cherokee Nation! This will help us during the holidays as we provide after-school care and meals to as many as 35 children a day. THANK YOU, Dora and Cherokee Nation for your generosity! “Cherokee Nation and Local Communities working together for a better tomorrow”

Homie the Gnomie visits WCC!

We had the craziest day! We were minding our business reading a book about gnomes and how they help Santa. Mr. Isaiah and I kept hearing some loud noises so we went on a hunt to locate it. The kids couldn’t hear it but they helped us look. Then it happened…..They found a gnome. A real life gnome! He supplied us with paper to write letters to Santa and told us he would be back everyday to report back to the North Pole. His name is Homie and he’s our gnomie! Can’t wait to see what he has in store […]

WCC at Kiwanis Wreath Event

WCC is delighted to participate in the Kiwanis annual wreath fundraiser event. The theme this year is “Fairytale Christmas” and we created a wreath to be on display at the Hilton Garden Inn Nov. 1 -11 along with others from community organizations, and be auctioned off Finale Party on Thursday, November 11 from 5:30-7:30pm. Our Wreath Entry is #31: “Welcome to Clause’s Reindeer Farm. Where the reindeer are roaming, the snow is fresh, the trees are cut and lights hung with care. The lights on this 26″ wreath are battery operated.” Come see and bid on our wreath, and the […]