Latino Family Outreach & Support


Conexiones is a community mobilization initiative focused on advancing the success of Latino youth in the Tulsa area, with special focus on education. Our emphasis is on improving family engagement and support, enhancing school readiness and early reading, and building the capacity of institutions to best serve Latino children.

Conexiones is a member of the Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa and works closely with TACSI supporting efforts to engage Latino families in all our community school sites, in addition to Tulsa Public School’s East Central Junior High and Hale Junior High Schools.

Conexiones focuses on the following objectives within TACSI schools:

  • Facilitating family engagement programs that empower Latino families with tools and resources they can use to support their child’s academic success
  • Connecting community schools to Latino-serving community-based organizations and services, especially through school based programs
  • Providing technical assistance through Spanish bilingual cultural responsiveness trainings for community school staff to increase their capacity to effectively engage their Latino students and families

For more information on how Conexiones supports TACSI schools, please contact Conexiones program manager Christina Starzl Mendoza at 918.699.4223 or by email

Christina Starzl Mendoza works for the Community Service Council and administers the Conexiones program in Tulsa. 


Pew Hispanic Center
A nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the nation. It conducts and commissions studies on a wide range of topics including demographics, economics, education, immigration, and politics, presenting relevant and scientifically rigorous research. 

National Council of La Raza
The largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, working to increase opportunities for Hispanic Americans. NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas – assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health.

Excelencia in Education
Excelencia in Education aims to accelerate higher education success for Latino students by providing data-driven analysis of the educational status of Latino students and promoting education policies and institutional practices that support their academic achievement

Developmental Screenings in Spanish

Mind In the Making: Facilitated Learning Modules for Staff and Families in Spanish

School-based Summer Transition Institutes for Pre-K & Kindergarten

Best Practices in Effective, Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

Bilingual School-Based Family Meetings, Programs and Events Facilitation

Immigration Legal Clinics Assistance for Families

Latino- and Immigrant-Centered Family Engagement Strategies