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BERNITA TAYLOR

Our Founder/CEO

As founder of MIGHT Community Development & Resource Center, I can truly say our vision has only come this far by the grace and power of God. Our vision is to be an advocate for the families in order to build and establish strong ties in our community.

I began working from my home in 2003 with a personal secretary. In February of 2004 we opened our first office in Dr. Linda Williamson’s building. This space consisted of two rooms and an oversized hallway with our own private entry. Dr. Williamson donated the space free of charge because she believed in what we were doing.

Praise the Lord!

By March 2005, we outgrew that office space. We took a leap of faith and relocated to 2005 NW Floyd. It was ample space but needed renovations immediately. The renovations were done in three phases which we completed in June of 2007. They proved to be worth the cost and were reflected by our increase in attendance.


In January of 2008 new programs were introduced, board members established, a dedicated staff chosen and more community awareness was built for our organization. However, the success proved more than we were able to handle. With the economic crisis and poor health, I made a painful decision to close MIGHT CDRC and return to school to finish my Master of Business Administration. After completing this milestone and retiring from Republic Paperboard, I knew it was time to re-open MIGHT CDRC.

In January of 2013, we relocated to our current location - 714 SW 45th Street - and again began receiving adult clients. Six months later, we were in full operation with an adult, teen and school-age program. During that time we were able to employ 11 teens and offer a feeding program that served free breakfast and lunch.

We reached another milestone in July of 2016 as it was at this time that we established MIGHT Technology & Learning Center (TLC) - an OKDHS licensed childcare program with a capacity for 35 children. A year and a half later, we earned and enlarged our capacity to 99 children.

Our targeted demographic for MIGHT CDRC IS little to no-income families and we aspire to serve them with excellence every step of the way.

Through it all, this program could not be possible without the Board members, staff, volunteers and supporters. To them I would like to say thank you. Thank you for helping me to live my dream as we work together to help others realize and achieve theirs.