Project Transformation Oklahoma was established by Pat McGarrity and Rev. Jeremy Basset, who first learned about the program in 2001. Inspired by what they saw in Dallas, they started the first three Oklahoma camps in June 2002. In 2004, Project Transformation Oklahoma became Oklahoma’s first faith-based organization to receive federal AmeriCorps grant funds. With this and other local support, the program grew substantially and expanded to Tulsa. In 2008, the program expanded again to Bartlesville. In 2011, Muskogee joined Project Transformation and held camp that summer. The following year, Mangum also was added to the site list.
Today, Project Transformation is serving nine site locations with 56 college students providing high-quality summer programming for approximately 500 children, grades 1-5 annually. We connect with over 40 partner churches, and 700 volunteers within the community to serve in ministry together.