Empowering Families and Changes Lives​

Mission Statement

Oklahoma Family Empowerment Center is a not-for-profit agency that seeks to provide resources and assistance to individuals and their families that will empower them to live a successful and purposeful life.


Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet

Friday, June 2, 2017;  7 pm 

Greenwood Cultural Center

322 N. Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma


There will be plenty of food, entertainment and door prizes. 

Corporate Sponsorship - $500

Table Sponsorship - $300

Individual Registration - $30

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About the Speaker

Dr. Bryan K. Hotchkins is one of the rising intellectual voices in the nation on the subject of navigating cultural difference. Having struggled to manage his own path, Dr. Hotchkins shares not only his personal story, but also his research, which examines how students of color achieve academic success by negotiating racial and gender identities.

While he primarily coaches students of color about successfully graduating from high school and college, he has counsel for teachers, administrators, faculty and parents who want to better understand how to empower their students to persist in P-16 and K-20 learning environments.

Bryan has been an activist and champion for social justice since his days as a youth when he started Oklahoma’s first magazine for Black youth called Hip Hop Headz, which printed 13 bi-monthly issues. His desire to create communal opportunities led to The V(i)llage (2013), a leadership bridge program for self-identifying Black and inclusion-minded students. He also co-developed with Nedra L. Hotchkins, Community V(i)llage (2014), a curriculum-based help group for White parents of Black children who desire to learn about preparing their families to deal with race talk and experiences.

Over the past few years, he has actively worked with the University of Arizona Medical School, University of Utah, Rowland Hall St. Mark’s School, Texas Tech University and the National Black Graduate Student Association. As a professor he is the author of published educational articles where he problematizes how African American males navigate racial classroom microaggressions; why students of color get involved in leadership organizations; and what is required to navigate hostile K-12 and college climates. Hotchkins’ publications appear in journals such as Teachers College Record, College Student Affairs Journal, Western Journal of Black Studies, The Urban Review and the Journal of College and University Student Housing.

Dr. Hotchkins is currently an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University in the Educational Psychology and Leadership department. He has a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah and also holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Southern Methodist University.