Steven Dow has been the Executive Director of Community Action Project of Tulsa County (“CAP Tulsa”) since 1992. CAP Tulsa advances a whole family anti-poverty strategy by providing high-quality early childhood education coupled with comprehensive parent support services - most notably CareerAdvance, a sector-based workforce development program that offers job training to parents of preschool-aged children to enter careers in the health care field.
In the 25 years he has been leading the agency, CAP Tulsa has grown from a staff of 2 and budget of $165,000 to one with an annual operating budget of approximately $50 Million and a staff of nearly 600.
Steven Dow was an inaugural Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow and is currently a Pahara Institute Fellow. Dow’s service on local, state, and national boards and commissions has included: National Civilian Community Corps, Reach Out and Read, Center for Financial Services Innovation, Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps, Strive Together, Tulsa Legacy Charter School, Tulsa Housing Authority, and Teach For America-Tulsa.
Dow has a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from Yale University. Dow’s work experience began with Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was an analyst in the Corporate Finance Department. Dow served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Thomas R. Brett and was in the private practice of law before joining CAP Tulsa.
Dow and his wife Stacy have been married 27 years and have three daughters.more » « less