33+ Years of Excellence
Launch of region-leading production studio
This cutting-edge virtual production studio is one of four studios to qualify in 2023 for the firm-industry incentive. The studio’s closest competitors with comparable technology are in Nashville and Austin.
National Responsible Fatherhood Alliance founded
The National Responsible Fatherhood Alliance (NRFA)—overseen by the Office of Family Assistance and the Administration for Children and Families and facilitated by Public Strategies—aims to build the fatherhood field by including and enhancing fathers’ voices in federal fatherhood work and in Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grantees’ work across the nation.
LED video wall debuted at national conference
Expanding audience engagement and technology boundaries, Public Strategies hosted a state-of-the-art virtual conference using pre-produced and live content streamed on a 36-foot by 15-foot LED video wall for more than 700 participants across three days.
Comprehensive branding, TTA and video resources developed for the Office of Community Services (OCS)
Through a suite of resources for Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) initiatives, Public Strategies helped improve TTA provision and cooperation between OCS, states, local entities, tribes, and other stakeholders. The resulting strategic communications, video and TTA resources clarify and amplify the impact of CSBG nationwide in reducing poverty and empowering communities.
Developing the ergo TA and monitoring system
Public Strategies builds a sophisticated new training and technical assistance monitoring tool for Oklahoma Human Services with interactive data to improve the management of contracts with local entities, performance outcomes for funded programs and collaboration between agencies. This information repository includes data visualization features, accessible TTA resources, and encouragement of peer learning.
Conference-in-a-box model empowers fatherhood events nationwide
Working with the Office of Family Assistance, Public Strategies developed and executed the turnkey FLAME Community Conversations Starter Kit concept as a free “conference-in-a-box” to enable local entities to host high-quality events in their area. Resources included high quality videos, interactive content, event planning tips, sample schedules, collateral templates, and a facilitator guide.
Technical website for grantees goes live
Public Strategies releases FastTRAC (First-line Access System for Training, Technical-assistance, Resources, and Communications), an innovative one-stop hub for providing and managing technical assistance.
National Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood contract awarded
Public Strategies receives the contract for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Training and Technical Assistance, administrating a program that provided proactive and responsive training and technical assistance to more than 100 grant projects across the country.
Public Strategies enters STREAMS Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education study
Along with Mathematica Policy Research, Public Strategies begins work on STREAMS, a large multisite random-assignment impact-evaluation of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) programs designed to identify strategies for improving program delivery and effectiveness.
Employment and self-sufficiency advanced through skilled technical assistance
Public Strategies joins the Abt Associates-led employment evaluation, Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self-Sufficiency, providing technical assistance to programs in a rigorous assessment of promising strategies to promote employment and self-sufficiency among economically disadvantaged families.
Public Strategies provides technical assistance on multi-state employment initiative
MDRC engages Public Strategies to provide technical assistance to career pathway programs launched in the states of New York, Oklahoma and Ohio as part of an evaluation designed to test the impact of sector-based strategies on unemployment and underemployment.
Multiyear federal research dissemination project commences
Public Strategies spearheads a research-dissemination project for the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), conducting a literature review and creating a dissemination framework, integrated strategic marketing plan, and branding initiative.
It’s My Community Initiative and Public Strategies deliver vital workforce development services
Partnering with the It’s My Community Initiative and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Pathways Out of Poverty program, Public Strategies provides skills training for disadvantaged and low-wage workers seeking to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Public Strategies enters the teen pregnancy prevention arena
Public Strategies joins the Mathematica Policy Research team in providing technical assistance to state-led and community-based teen pregnancy prevention programs funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health.
Firm oversees National Healthy Marriage Resource Center
The Office of Family Assistance selects Public Strategies to develop and lead the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, in collaboration with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Johnson Foundation, and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
Nationally respected family-strengthening program created
Family Expectations, an intensive site-based program for new and expectant parents, is launched under the direction of Public Strategies. The program is later included in two federally funded rigorous evaluations and is widely recognized for having a consistent pattern of positive impacts on families.
Firm develops tailored resources for Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative
Public Strategies develops and disseminates culturally and linguistically appropriate resources for the Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative, a national strategy within the Administration for Children and Families’ broader Healthy Marriage Initiative.
Public Strategies awarded its first national contract
Entering the federal technical assistance (TA) field, Public Strategies partners with The Lewin Group on a multiyear national TA contract funded by the Administration for Children and Families.
Statewide initiative to strengthen marriages and families launched
Oklahoma Human Services makes a commitment to strengthening marriages and families, selecting Public Strategies to develop and manage a statewide network of relationship education through the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative.
Annual Safe Schools Summit reaches 10,000 youth
Public Strategies develops, produces and manages the Safe Schools Summit, a statewide youth character-development event, reaching approximately 10,000 students in its first year and recurring for eight consecutive years.
Governor and First Lady’s Conference on Marriage signals state’s commitment
In response to a joint economic study by Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma, Public Strategies is engaged to produce the first-ever Governor and First Lady’s Conference on Marriage, in support of strong families and healthy relationships.
Game-changing work to launch professional sports in Oklahoma City
Founder Mary Myrick helps establish professional sports in Oklahoma City by providing marketing for the launch of the Oklahoma City Cavalry basketball team.
Public Strategies established
The company is founded by Mary Myrick, APR, integrating project management, strategic consulting, and public relations solutions for diverse clients.