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. Through this and other local support, the program grew substantially and expanded to Tulsa and other communities across Oklahoma.
Today, Project Transformation is serving nine site locations across Oklahoma in Mangum, El Reno, Enid, Muskogee, Bartlesville, Putnam City, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City. 56 college students provide 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.