"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."


be the change

In April 2008, a group of service minded individuals met to talk about ways to reach and serve marginalized communities both locally and globally.  They pledged to work collaboratively with community partners to effectively meet the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. With programs now focused in Oklahoma City, we strive to support those who have been tossed aside; the homeless, those with disabilities, at risk young people, those experiencing mental illness and people living with HIV and other chronic health conditions.  Join us and Be The Change you wish to see in your world.

Holly Smith

Volunteers of 


Harold Powell

Upward Transitions

Emon Chavers
Our Outreach Program Coordinator connects street homeless youth and adults with housing and support services.

Paula Parsons
Our Volunteer Program Coordinator facilitates the HIV Support Network and coordinates all volunteer services for the organization


All of our programs are developed in collaboration with other non-profits, government entities and the business community in order to maximize resources and minimize duplication of services.


Be The Change has a network of volunteers with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise to  support our initiatives and provide direct assistance to the people we serve.

mission & vision

Reaching out to change the lives of Oklahoma City's most marginalized.  Be The Change is dedicated to ensuring that all people have access to the supports they need to lead healthy, fulfilled lives.

our leadership team

We all have a gift to give to the world.  We are not required to do everything, but we are required to do something for those in need.  When we seize the opportunity to be of service to others, we tear down the walls that seperate us.

Board of Directors

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

Executive Director

Jonathan Roberts

Greg Beben

Legal Aid Services of 


Azure LaMons Herrera


Angela Lewis

​OU Health Sciences


Brad Wilson

St. Francis

​Of the Woods

Austin Sims
Our Youth Program Coordinator supports the  development of participants in the YES! youth group and the Ground Floor Homeless Youth Resource Center.